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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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17 July 2019 - Competition Economics, copyrights, Damages

Two new judgements on copyright violation by video sharing platforms

On July 17, 2019 the Tribunal of Rome issued two judgements awarding damages to RTI (Mediaset Group) for copyright infringements by Dailymotion S.A. and Vimeo LLC. The Court found that both video sharing platforms infringed RTI’s copyrights by publishing on their portals audiovisual content drawn from RTI’s programs and awarded RTI damages for a total of 10.3 million euros (5.5 for Dailymotion and 4.8 for Vimeo). Read more

14 June 2019 - Competition Economics, digitalmarkets, Mergers, policy evaluation


Lear economists discussed, together with practitioners from the private and public sector and academics, on the relevant economic features of digital markets and the challenges they present for merger control.

The presentation (in Italian) is available here

LEARtalk Digital Markets
14 May 2019 - Competition Economics, digitalmarkets, Mergers

LEARTALK: Ex-post Assessment of Merger Control Decisions in Digital Markets – Rome 13 June

Lear will organize a workshop to present the results of a recent project carried out for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the ex-post assessment of merger control decisions in digital markets
More info on the event here


29 April 2019 - Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Italian Competition Authority’s decision against Radio Taxi 3570 overturned in Court

The Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) upheld the appeal of Radio Taxi 3570 and annulled last year decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) for the alleged foreclosure effects of the non-compete clause which prevents taxi drivers associated with the three largest cab dispatching cooperatives in Rome from accepting calls for service from competitors. Read more

5 February 2019 - Competition Economics, Copyright, Damages, Usergeneretedcontent

Vimeo ordered to pay damages to RTI for copyright infringement

On January 10, 2019 the Tribunal of Rome issued a judgement in a case between RTI (Mediaset Group) and Vimeo LLC. The Court found that Vimeo had infringed RTI’s copyrights by publishing on its portal audiovisual content drawn from RTI’s programs and awarded RTI damages for 8.5 million euros. Read more

30 January 2019 - Cartels, Competition Economics


Lear is assisting the Association of the Operational Leasing Companies (“ASLO”), an association of companies providing operating lease of motor vehicles and related services in Romania, investigated by the Romanian Competition Council for having allegedly enabled an exchange of sensitive and detailed commercial information among its associates. Read more

21 January 2019 - Cartels, Competition Economics

The Italian Competition Authority clears joint bidding by Grifols and Kedrion

On December 12, 2018, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) found that the agreement between Grifols and Kedrion to submit a joint bid for the contract manufacturing of plasma therapeutic products derived from blood donations was not anticompetitive, but rather enhanced the welfare of the Italian Healthcare System. Read more

17 December 2018 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Horizontal Agreements, Mergers

LEAR’s activity 2018: proceedings before the ICA

This year was another great year for Lear’s activity. We have assisted several firms in nine proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority for alleged breaches of antitrust legislation in different markets, such as telecommunication, transport and electricity. Read more

20 November 2018 - Advocacy, Competition Economics, Technical Assistance


Lear is providing technical assistance to the Jamaica’s Fair Trading Commission (“FTC”) to strengthen its skills on competition advocacy. A key step of the Project has been completed early this month: the stakeholders’ consultation, which is part of the acquisition of information on the current state of competition advocacy in Jamaica. Read more

14 November 2018 - Antitrust, Collusion, Competition Economics, Mergers

Paolo Buccirossi at ACE conference 2018

The 16th Annual ACE conference will take place at the University of Bologna from the 15th to the 16th of November 2018.
Paolo Buccirossi will take part in the discussion in the session on Italy Antitrust – Aspen Excessive Pricing in pharmaceuticals and Serbia Antitrust and in the session on Serbia Antitrust -Collusion in the market for sunflower oil.
More details on ACE Program here

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Silvia Caporale

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