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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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14 December 2020 - Competition Economics, Horizontal Agreements

ICA’s decision in I811 set aside by Administrative Tribunal

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


9 November 2020 - Energy, Regulation, State aid

SUPPORT STUDY FOR THE DG COMP ON THE STATE AID RULES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENERGY

Lear, together with DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG) as well as the respective parts of  the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). Read more


6 August 2020 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition, Competition Policy, digitalmarkets

Webinar on the “Ex-post economic evaluation of European competition policy”

DG Competition organised an interesting webinar on the ex post economic evaluation of European competition policy. Paolo Buccirossi spoke about the abuse of dominance cases. 
The slides from the webinar are now available on DG Competition’s website, here 
The recording of webinar are available here  Read more


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17 July 2020 - arbitration, Damages

The Mexican Government wins the arbitration proceedings against Tele Fácil

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) has rejected the claim brought by Tele Fácil México, S.A. de C.V. (Tele Fácil) against the Mexican Government. Read more


19 June 2020 - Antitrust, Competition Policy, Mergers

PAOLO SPEAKS AT THE EC WEBINAR ON THE “EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF EUROPEAN COMPETITION POLICY”, JUNE 23 2020

The webinar has been organised by the European Commission (EC) on the occasion of the publication by Wolters Kluwer of an edited volume entitled “Ex Post Economic Evaluation of Competition Policy: The EU Experience. More info on the publication here 

Paolo Buccirossi will intervene in the webinar by discussing the challenges posed by the ex-post evaluation of abuse of dominance cases.

To register at webinar here


ex post economic evaluation
8 June 2020 - Antitrust, Competition Policy, Mergers

EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF COMPETITION POLICY: THE EU EXPERIENCE

Lear’s partners contributed to a recently published book on the ex-post evaluation of competition policy in the EU. The book has been edited by Fabienne Ilzkovitz and Adriaan Dierx and collects studies that range from the ex post evaluation of specific policy interventions to the assessment of the broader impact of competition policy.
The volume enhances the assessment of the economic impact of this policy, which is essential for the good functioning of the internal market in the European Union. Read more


4 June 2020 - Policy Assessment, State aid

The European Commission published the studies prepared with Lear’s support for the fitness check of State Aid rules

Lear, together with DIW Berlin and Sheppard Mullin, has been appointed to support the European Commission’s “fitness check” on the “Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments” and the “Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines”. The Guidelines were part of the State Aid Modernisation, a package of rules meant to simplify the procedure State Members must follow to implement State aid. The fitness check is an evaluation aimed at deciding whether to further prolong or update the provisional rules of the Modernisation package. Read more


Lear Competition Festival
26 May 2020 - Antitrust, Competition, keynotespeaker, LCF2021, LCFaward, networking, T4C

LEAR COMPETITION FESTIVAL ROME 9-11 JUNE 2021 – SAVE THE DATE

Due to the current health emergency and the governmental provisions related to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lear Competition Festival will not take place in June 2020, as originally planned and proposed.

In agreement with our partners, the Lear Competition Festival is postponed to 9-11 June 2021.
We are working with the same enthusiasm to organize a Festival with even more initiatives, always striving for the highest qualitative standards.

In the forthcoming months, we will keep you updated on any news related to the LCF and, for any information, you can visit our website www.learcompetitionfestival.com.


18 May 2020 - Capacity Building, Competition Policy, Mergers

CAPACITY BUILDING TO THE OFFICIALS OF THE ALBANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY

As part of the Technical Assistance project financed by the EBRD, Lear’s team is delivering online trainings to the officials of the Albanian Competition Authority to strengthen their skills and competencies on economic aspects of competition policy. In particular, the topics of the first set of trainings to be delivered in May 2020 are on:
Read more


27 March 2020

COVID -19 OUR APPROACH

These have been peculiar days for us and for all, due to the Covid-19 emergency. It is our first objective to safeguard the well-being of Lear staff, our colleagues and clients and to do our part to curb the spread of the infection. Despite the difficulties, we are continuing to do our best to provide our partners and clients with the best service possible, in the hope that everything will be soon back to normal.

We look forward to when we will be able to meet in person again.

From all the Lear team!

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.