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.
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
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
In 2020 Lear proposes a new conference format, where competition law and economics issues will be discussed at all levels.
The Lear Competition Festival is a unique event, that gives participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on specific antitrust issues, acquire new tools for the legal and economic analysis of firms’ practices, and network with key actors in the field of competition law competition (e.g. competition authorities, firms, IFIs, economists and lawyers).
The LCF features an innovative tailor-made platform – Talent4Comp – helping young talents and organizations in the antitrust field meet each other for employment opportunities.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
ADVANCED DISCUSSION OF COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS TOPICS
Promoting and developing the antitrust knowledge through round tables on cutting-edge topics with outstanding speakers from regulatory and competition authorities, universities, legal and economic consultancies, firms and international institutions.
Know-how sessions on competition law and economics and discussions on leading antitrust cases.
LCF SHORT ESSAY AWARD
Award of the four Best Short Essays on highly debated topics of competition law and economics.
Opportunity to promote your organization through exhibition stands or personalized advertising in an international environment.
NETWORKING AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Unique occasion to interact with international experts and keynote speakers to make new contacts and establish professional relations.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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