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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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11 April 2019 - #Advocacy #Competition, #Technicalassistance


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

26 March 2019 - Policy Assessment, State aid

Evaluation on the EU’s State aid rules for operating aid to airports

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

18 March 2019 - #Advocacy #Competition, Capacity Building


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

27 February 2019 - #competitionlaw, Antitrust, digitalmarket, ecommerce, verticalrestraints

Vertical Restraints in e-commerce at OECD COMPETION OPEN DAY-VIDEO

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.

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26 February 2019 - Capacity Building, Public Procurement, Technical Assistance

Meeting on the final results of the project: “Enhancing Public Procurement Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

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

11 February 2019


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

5 February 2019 - Competition Economics, Copyright, Damages, Usergeneretedcontent

Vimeo ordered to pay damages to RTI for copyright infringement

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

31 January 2019 - Capacity Building, Public Procurement, Technical Assistance, Training

Capacity Building on Bosnian review complaint mechanism in public procurement

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

30 January 2019 - Cartels, Competition Economics


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

21 January 2019 - Cartels, Competition Economics

The Italian Competition Authority clears joint bidding by Grifols and Kedrion

On December 12, 2018, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) found that the agreement between Grifols and Kedrion to submit a joint bid for the contract manufacturing of plasma therapeutic products derived from blood donations was not anticompetitive, but rather enhanced the welfare of the Italian Healthcare System. Read more

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