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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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17 May 2016 - Competition Economics

Paolo at St Petersburg Conference on Global Food Supply Chains and Competition Law

The HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development and UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society will organize the “Second BRICS Competition Law Forum on Global Food Supply Chains and Competition Law” on 18 May 2016 –20 May 2016 in St Petersburg.  Read more

12 May 2016 - Competition Economics, PMR, Regulation, Technical Assistance

New Technical Assistance project on Competition Assessment in Egypt

Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project on behalf of the World Bank Group, for the analysis of product market regulations (PMR) in Egypt. As a first step, Lear is expected to identify those markets of the Egyptian economy that are currently suffering from anti-competitive regulations. Read more

24 February 2016 - Antitrust, Cartels, Competition Economics, Insurance, Public Transport

Lear Competition Note: Non c’è da raccontare storie, serve una storia! Intese per oggetto e analisi economica

The note comments on the recent decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Lazio, which overturned the decision n. 25382 by the Italian competition authority (AGCM). The note focuses on two principles outlined by the Tribunal in its decision: Read more

22 January 2016 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment, Regulation, State aid

Lear at the European Commission for a new project in the telecoms sector

Lear, together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin, has been selected by DG Competition for a project on the ex-post evaluation on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU”. Read more

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8 January 2016 - Cartels, Competition Economics

ICA’s decision overturned by TAR

The Administrative Tribunal of Lazio has overturned the decision n. 25382 by the Italian competition authority (ICA), whereby it was found that UnipolSai and Generali had infringed Competition Law by entering into an agreement for the provision of insurance services to local public transport companies. Read more

Mergers in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation
16 December 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment

The report: “Mergers in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation” is online

The study investigates the impact of three mergers between major Dutch supermarket chains, all cleared with divestitures by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (“ACM”). Read more

9 December 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment

Lear’s economists at the ACM – Presentation of the ex post merger evaluation study in the Dutch grocery sector

On Thursday 11 December, Roberto Cervone and Alessia Marrazzo will present at the Dutch competition authority (Autoriteit Consument & Markt, “ACM”) a report on the ex-post evaluation of three merger decisions in the Dutch grocery sector.
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23 November 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers


The 2015 annual ACE Conference will take place at Bocconi University (Milan) on Nov 27-28.
Paolo Buccirossi will chair the Parallel Session II Liberty/Ziggo and Liberty/De Vijver. Read more

3 November 2015 - Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Paolo speaks at the conference “On-Line Intermediation and Competition in E-Commerce” in Rome on Nov 5 2015

Given the crucial role acquired by on-line intermediation in the digital market over the last decade, the University of Roma TRE in collaboration with’ The Information Law and Informatics’ journal is holding a conference on the emerging issues and challenges relating to competition policy and intermediation in e-commerce. Read more

21 September 2015 - Competition Economics

#LearConference2015 – Videos now online

Speeches and debates from “Antitrust Economics 2.0” are now available. Read more

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