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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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5 September 2023

Job opportunity at Lear

Lear is looking for a Junior Consultant to support its existing staff on the delivery of their current portfolio of work and to build on the continuing success and growth of the business. We offer a permanent position starting from October/November 2023. Read more

4 September 2023

Italiana Petroli/Esso Phase 2 merger cleared by the Italian Competition Authority

Last August the Italian Competition Authority (“AGCM”) has cleared the Phase 2 merger Italiana Petroli S.p.A. (“IP”)/Esso. The object of this transaction was the acquisition by IP of all the assets owned by Esso regarding oil refining and supply of fuel in Italy. Read more

24 July 2023

Alessia Marrazzo as a new member of the Executive Board of Directors of AAI

We are very pleased to announce that our Partner Alessia Marrazzo, has been elected as a member of the new Executive Board of Directors at Associazione Antitrust Italiana.

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20 July 2023 - #Advocacy #Competition, Capacity Building, Technical Assistance

Advocacy seminars organized by Lear and the Armenian Competition Protection Commission

Alessia Marrazzo, Livia Baccari and Pia Ardovino have participated in two advocacy seminars, organized by Lear and the Armenian Competition Protection Commission (CPC) in the context of the technical assistance project funded by the European Union and sponsored by EBRD. The seminars represented a unique opportunity to discuss the crucial role of competition advocacy for the CPC and involve key stakeholders in Armenia. Read more

13 June 2023


Alongside Be Smart, DIW Berlin, Fideres, and University of East Anglia, Lear has been appointed by DG COMP to carry out the collection of key qualitative and quantitative information on all the European Commission merger decisions. This project aims at building a comprehensive database that would enable DG COMP to produce statistical reports which could serve as input to DG COMP’s decision-making practice in relation to EU merger control, both for operational and for policy purposes. Read more

8 June 2023 - #antitrustitaliana, Competition Economics, Mergers


The Italian Antitrust Association (AAI) is hosting its Seventh Annual Conference, focusing on the latest developments in European and Italian Competition Law.

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30 May 2023

Lear involvement in the PhD Program in Public Governance, Management, and Policy at the University of Bologna

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna launches a new PhD program in “Public Governance, Management, and Policy” for the academic year 2023-24. This program, funded by the European Union’s Next Generation EU under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, offers a multidisciplinary curriculum developed by the Departments of Economics, Management, Political and Social Sciences, and Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati.” Read more

5 May 2023 - #Economics, Antitrust, Competition, Damages, Telecommunication


On 15 September 2022, the Civil Court of Milan rejected in its entirety a claim brought by Iliad, seeking compensation for the damages allegedly caused by a competitor’s unfair market conduct, and condemned the claimant to pay the litigation expenses. The full judgement was issued in April 2023.

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6 April 2023 - Damages, Horizontal Agreements

The Civil Court of Rome dismisses a damages claim concerning the market for cleaning services

On 17 March 2023, the Civil Court of Rome rejected in its entirety a claim brought by Romeo Gestioni, seeking compensation for the damages allegedly caused by an agreement in the market for cleaning services. The matter stems from an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority which had found that four companies active in this market had coordinated their bidding behaviour in tenders organized by the government to secure cleaning services for schools across Italy.

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5 April 2023 - #Economics, Regulation, State aid

Support study for DG Comp for the revision of the Railway Guidelines

Lear, together with E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, was appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study to assist in the revision the Community guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings. The study addresses four areas: the status of rail infrastructure; accessibility and costs pertaining to rolling stock; profitability and demand elasticity of rail freight services; and effectiveness of State support measures.
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Silvia Caporale

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