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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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2 November 2023 - State aid


Lear, together with Prometeia, has been selected by the European Commission to carry out a study on the effects of the Guarantee Notice. The project will involve the collection of information on guarantee measures granted by Member States and an assessment of the effects of such guarantees. Read more

20 October 2023 - Mergers

Framework contract with DG Comp for the collection of information from past Commission merger decisions

In February 2023, Lear and a consortium of enterprises (including Be Smart, DIW Berlin, Fideres and University of East Anglia) have been appointed by the European Commission to design and develop a comprehensive database collecting key qualitative and quantitative information from non-simplified past Commission merger decisions. Read more

13 October 2023


The third edition of the Lear Competition Festival has concluded, marking three days of intense debate with key experts from the antitrust community. Even this year we are very happy with the results which are proof of the collective endeavor from our partners, participants, and all the staff. 

#LCF is and will continue to be an annual gathering for the entire antitrust community!

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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

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Silvia Caporale

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