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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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, together with our Bosnian partner PPG d.o.o., is organizing two trainings on complaints in public procurement targeted to the private sector and contracting authorities. 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