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Some of the events, conferences, publications and projects we have worked on are listed below. Some other projects are not listed as we must respect client confidentiality in sensitive areas.

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8 April 2021 - #competitionlaw, Mergers

THE MODE OF COMPETITION: WHERE TO START AND WHEN YOU STOP IN MERGER ANALYSIS

The best way to begin an economic analysis is to ask a relevant question. In a merger analysis the relevant question is: will the post-merger new entity have the ability and the incentive to exert a higher market power? But which analyses are best suited to answer these questions? This note argues that the best way to make this call is to understand first how firms compete in the market, something economists refer to as the “mode of competition”. Read more


9 March 2021 - #competitionlaw, Advocacy, Capacity Building, Competition, Policy Assessment, Technical Assistance, Training

NEW PROJECT TO SUPPORT THE ARMENIAN STATE COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF ECONOMIC COMPETITION

Lear has been selected by the EBRD to provide technical assistance to the Armenian State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (“SCPEC RA”). The aim of the project is to support the institutional development, policy enforcement capacity, and advocacy activities of the SCPEC RA, through a comprehensive capacity building programme based on extensive trainings, advocacy support, market studies and secondary legislation drafting. Read more


5 March 2021 - Competition Economics, Mergers

HORIZONTAL MERGER ASSESSMENT IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

Lear was appointed by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) to assist in the phase II review of the proposed merger between Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (KSOE) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME), which are among the largest shipbuilders worldwide. Read more


5 February 2021 - #Advocacy #Competition, Capacity Building

PUBLICATION OF THE COMPETITION ADVOCACY STRATEGY FOR THE ALBANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY

As part of the EBRD project “Capacity Building for Albanian Competition Authority (ACA)”, Lear developed a long-term Competition Advocacy Strategy (hereinafter, the Strategy) for the ACA. Read more


26 January 2021 - #competitionlaw, Competition Economics, Competition Policy

PAOLO SPEAKS AT THE 16TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE GLOBAL COMPETITION LAW CENTRE

The Global Competition Law Centre of the College of Europe will organize the 16th Annual Conference, entitled: “Ex post assessment of European competition enforcement: Did agency intervention restore competition in the market?”.
The event will run online over three consecutive Fridays starting on 29 January 2021. Read more


14 December 2020 - Damages, Forensics Economics, Litigation

The Italian court of Milan has rebutted the damages claim against Enel

In 2018, a telecom operator sued Enel, one of the main operators in the Italian electricity market, for the interruption of a commercial partnership entailing the provision of a bundled offer which included electricity and telecom fixed services. Read more


14 December 2020 - Competition Economics, Horizontal Agreements

ICA’s decision in I811 set aside by Administrative Tribunal

The Administrative Tribunal of Lazio has upheld the appeal lodged by car manufacturers and their captive banks, setting aside the decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) alleging an horizontal agreement between captive banks and regarding the purchase of motor vehicles through financing supplied by captive banks. Read more


9 November 2020 - Energy, Regulation, State aid

SUPPORT STUDY FOR THE DG COMP ON THE STATE AID RULES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENERGY

Lear, together with DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG) as well as the respective parts of  the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). Read more


6 August 2020 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition, Competition Policy, digitalmarkets

Webinar on the “Ex-post economic evaluation of European competition policy”

DG Competition organised an interesting webinar on the ex post economic evaluation of European competition policy. Paolo Buccirossi spoke about the abuse of dominance cases. 
The slides from the webinar are now available on DG Competition’s website, here 
The recording of webinar are available here  Read more


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17 July 2020 - arbitration, Damages

The Mexican Government wins the arbitration proceedings against Tele Fácil

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) has rejected the claim brought by Tele Fácil México, S.A. de C.V. (Tele Fácil) against the Mexican Government. Read more

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