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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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15 July 2024

Lear to lead a study on repairability and sustainability of household appliances

A consortium comprising Lear, Euromonitor and Verian, has been appointed by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Singapore (CCCS) to carry out a study on the market for supply and repair of household appliances.
The study will serve multiple purposes. A first objective is to provide an overview of the growth trends and drivers of e-waste for household appliances in Singapore, which changed significantly since the introduction of the Extended Producer Responsibility (“EPR”) scheme for electrical and electronic waste in July 2021. Read more

15 July 2024 - #Technicalassistance, Capacity Building, Training

Lear appointed by the EBRD to provide technical assistance to the Egyptian Competition Authority

Lear has been appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to provide technical assistance to the Egyptian Competition Authority.
As part of the project, Lear will leverage its experience in similar contexts to provide to the staff of the ECA an in-depth technical training. Read more

24 June 2024

Exploring Aspects of the State of Competition in the EU

We are pleased to announce that the report “Exploring Aspects of the State of Competition in the EU” has been published today by the European Commission. The report was prepared by a consortium of firms led by Lear and comprising E.CA Economics, Fideres, Prometeia, the University of East Anglia, and Verian. Our report contributes to the Commission’s report “Protecting Competition in a Changing World“, also published today, which will be presented on June 27 at a conference hosted by DG COMP. Read more

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

Press contact

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.