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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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26 March 2024


On March 27th, at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome, the Italian Antitrust Association (AAI) will host the conference “The New Powers of Antitrust – Between Competition and Regulation”. Our director Paolo Buccirossi will be one of the speakers in the panel session “Criteria for Application”, together with Paolo Saba from the AGCM, and Silvia D’Alberti from PedersoliGattai. The session will be moderated by Ines Tomasi.

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19 March 2024

Lear is looking for a Junior Consultant

Lear is looking for a talented young economist to support our staff in the delivery of our current portfolio of work and to build on the continuing success and growth of the business. We offer a permanent position starting as soon as possible.

To learn more about the role and the qualifications click here
More info on our vacancies click here 


13 March 2024

Market study for DG Comp on online payment services

A consortium comprising Lear, Capgemini and Verian, and led by Lear, has been appointed by DG Comp to carry out a market study on the sector of online payment services.

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13 March 2024

IGPDecaux / Clear Channel Italia – Merger cleared by the Italian Competition Authority

Last February, the Italian Competition Authority (“AGCM”) cleared the Phase 1 merger between IGPDecaux and Clear Channel Italia (“CCI”). The purpose of this transaction was the acquisition by IGPDecaux of all businesses and assets of CCI related to out-of-home advertising (OOH).

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6 March 2024

Lear takes part in the Career Days organised by the College of Europe in Bruges

On March 14th and 15th, Lear will be taking part in the Career Days organized by the College of Europe in Bruges. Two days aimed at fostering connections between the labor market and the younger generation, offering several opportunities to expand networks. Indeed, this event provides a valuable chance to introduce our company to students, present our job opportunities and the process of recruiting, and conduct interviews.

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20 November 2023 - Cartels, Competition Policy, Mergers

Survey of Practitioners on the Deterrent Effects of EU Competition Enforcement

Lear, in partnership with Verian (formerly Kantar Public), has been selected by the European Commission to carry out a study on the extent and determinants of the deterrent effects of EU competition policy in the area of cartel and merger control as well as other antitrust enforcement. A correct measurement of the deterrent effects of EU competition policy enforcement is crucial for determining the overall impact of enforcement, together with the direct effect of competition policy interventions.

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15 November 2023 - Antitrust, Competition Economics


The Association of Competition Economics (ACE) is hosting its Annual Conference bringing together antitrust experts from around the world. Taking place on November 16-17, 2023, at the University of Edinburgh, the event features our director, Paolo Buccirossi, along with Marta Rocha, Pablo Velasco and Thomas Ronde, Read more

2 November 2023 - State aid


Lear, together with Prometeia, has been selected by the European Commission to carry out a study on the effects of the Guarantee Notice. The project will involve the collection of information on guarantee measures granted by Member States and an assessment of the effects of such guarantees. Read more

20 October 2023 - Mergers

Framework contract with DG Comp for the collection of information from past Commission merger decisions

In February 2023, Lear and a consortium of enterprises (including Be Smart, DIW Berlin, Fideres and University of East Anglia) have been appointed by the European Commission to design and develop a comprehensive database collecting key qualitative and quantitative information from non-simplified past Commission merger decisions. Read more

13 October 2023


The third edition of the Lear Competition Festival has concluded, marking three days of intense debate with key experts from the antitrust community. Even this year we are very happy with the results which are proof of the collective endeavor from our partners, participants, and all the staff. 

#LCF is and will continue to be an annual gathering for the entire antitrust community!

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Silvia Caporale

Should you wish to learn more about Lear media and communication, please feel free to contact Silvia Caporale at silvia.caporale@learlab.com or call +39 06 68300530.