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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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1 August 2019 - Competition Policy, digitalmarkets, Mergers, policy evaluation

More on digital mergers: Paolo Buccirossi guest for Competition Lore

Paolo explores merger in digital market in an interview by Caron Beaton-Wells for Competition Lore. The interview focuses on the Lear report for UK CMA on the ex-post review of merger decisions concerning Facebook, Google, Amazon and others. Read more

17 July 2019 - Competition Economics, copyrights, Damages

Two new judgements on copyright violation by video sharing platforms

On July 17, 2019 the Tribunal of Rome issued two judgements awarding damages to RTI (Mediaset Group) for copyright infringements by Dailymotion S.A. and Vimeo LLC. The Court found that both video sharing platforms infringed RTI’s copyrights by publishing on their portals audiovisual content drawn from RTI’s programs and awarded RTI damages for a total of 10.3 million euros (5.5 for Dailymotion and 4.8 for Vimeo). Read more

17 July 2019 - policy evaluation, State aid

Survey of European regional airports

Lear, in consortium with DIW and Sheppard Mullin, has successfully engaged more than fifty regional airports across twelve different European Union’s Member States in a survey-based dialogue. The cooperation of National and International Associations of Airports has been key to extend the reach of the survey, as small airports often have little resources to devote to extraordinary activities. Read more

3 July 2019 - Antitrust, Big data, Competition Policy

Big Data e Intelligenza Artificiale. Mercato, concorrenza e regole

Paolo Buccirossi interverrà al convegno per la presentazione del rapporto dei risultati ITmedia Consulting ASk ed Università Bocconi, che si terrà a Roma il 5 luglio presso il centro studi Americani.
Maggiori dettagli sul programma qui


1 July 2019

Cerimonia di consegna Premio Luigi Prosperetti

il 2 luglio presso l’Università Luigi Bocconi si terrà la cerimonia di consegna del premio Luigi Prosperetti per le miglior tesi in economia e diritto della concorrenza.
Paolo Buccirossi parteciperà alla tavola rotonda su Common Ownership e Concorrenza.

Maggiori dettagli sul programma qui


Recruitment LEAR - Junior Consulatnt
19 June 2019


Lear is looking for a Junior Consultant and a Data Analyst to support its existing staff on the delivery of their current portfolio of work and to build on the continuing success and growth of its business.

You can find additional information on the positions at vacancies

LEARtalk Digital Markets
14 June 2019 - Competition Economics, digitalmarkets, Mergers, policy evaluation


Lear economists discussed, together with practitioners from the private and public sector and academics, on the relevant economic features of digital markets and the challenges they present for merger control.

The presentation (in Italian) is available here

3 June 2019 - digitalmarkets, Mergers, policy evaluation

The report on Evaluation of past merger decisions in the UK digital sector is online

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed Lear to carry out a study looking at 4 past merger decisions in the technology sector taken by the Office of Fair Trading, including the Facebook/Instagram and Google/Waze decisions.

The study investigates:

  • the potential competition theories of harm to be assessed when evaluating mergers in digital sectors;
  • whether the assessment in 4 digital merger clearance decisions was reasonable based on the evidence available at the time;
  • whether the outcome of the decision has been detrimental to consumers based on the market evolution following the mergers.

The main findings of the study will be presented during the LEARtalk Digital Markets in Rome on June 13th.

The report is available  here
More info on the LEAR talk Digital Markets  here


29 May 2019 - #Advocacy #Competition, Capacity Building

New project for capacity building for the Albanian Competition Authority

Lear has been selected by the EBRD to provide technical assistance services to the Albanian Competition Authority (ACA). The project aims at promoting ACA’s advocacy role and strengthening the skills and competencies of ACA’s officials and case handlers, through targeted capacity building programmes on STATA, ECJ Jurisprudence (Art 101 and 102 of TFUE) and merger analysis. Read more

LEARtalk Digital Markets
14 May 2019 - Competition Economics, digitalmarkets, Mergers

LEARTALK: Ex-post Assessment of Merger Control Decisions in Digital Markets – Rome 13 June

Lear will organize a workshop to present the results of a recent project carried out for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the ex-post assessment of merger control decisions in digital markets
More info on the event here


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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.