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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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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
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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


16 April 2019 - State aid

STATE AID TO SMEs: AN ASSESSMENT OF EU RULES

Lear, in consortium with Sheppard Mullin and DIW Berlin, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study seeking to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the rules that the Commission set out for Member States to provide aid to Small and Medium Enterprises by facilitating their access to risk capital and loans. Read more


11 April 2019 - #Advocacy #Competition, #Technicalassistance

CONCLUSION OF THE COMPETITION ADVOCACY PROJECT IN JAMAICA

In March 2019, Lear concluded the project for providing technical assistance to the Jamaica’s Fair Trading Commission (“FTC”) to strengthen its competition advocacy strategy. Key steps of the projects have been: an extensive review of all past advocacy efforts carried out by the FTC since 2005; Read more


26 March 2019 - Policy Assessment, State aid

Evaluation on the EU’s State aid rules for operating aid to airports

The Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) has commissioned to a consortium led by Lear and participated by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Sheppard Mullin, a study to support its evaluation of the rules regarding access to operating aid to airports under the EU Aviation Framework applicable as of 2014 (2014 Aviation Guidelines). Read more


18 March 2019 - #Advocacy #Competition, Capacity Building

COMPETITION ADVOCACY TRAINING AT THE FAIR TRADING COMMISSION IN JAMAICA

On March 19 and 20, Paolo Buccirossi and Salvatore Nava will be in Kingston, Jamaica, to deliver a training to the officials of the Jamaican Competition Authority (FTC). The training will conclude the assignment, which entailed identifying gaps in the advocacy efforts carried out by the FTC in recent years and devising an advocacy strategy for future initiatives. Read more


27 February 2019 - #competitionlaw, Antitrust, digitalmarket, ecommerce, verticalrestraints

Vertical Restraints in e-commerce at OECD COMPETION OPEN DAY-VIDEO

OCDE Competition Open Day was held in Paris on 27 Febraury, where a range of provocative debates on issues and topics recently explored by the OECD Competition Committee were discussed. Paolo Buccirossi took part in the panel of vertical restraints in e-commerce, focused on three particularly common categories markets: selective distribution models, most-favoured-nation clauses and retail price maintenance.

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26 February 2019 - Capacity Building, Public Procurement, Technical Assistance

Meeting on the final results of the project: “Enhancing Public Procurement Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

On 26th of February 2019, the Final Meeting of the Project “Enhancing Public Procurement Practices” took place at the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Sarajevo. The Project was financed by the EBRD, through UK Aid funds, and was implemented by Lear in partnership with the Bosnian company PPG Ltd. Read more


11 February 2019

Paolo Buccirossi at COMPETITION OPEN DAY – OECD

The first Competition Open Day event will be held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on the 27 th  of February 2019. This event will offer a unique opportunity to discuss cutting-edge topics recently addressed by the OECD Competition Committee 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

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