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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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23 October 2017 - Damages

Paolo Buccirossi joins “Media, web and brand reputation protection” seminar

The seminar MEDIA, WEB AND BRAND REPUTATION PROTECTION held by Centromarca will take place on 24 October 2017 at L’Oreal Auditorium in Milan. Read more

19 October 2017 - Cartels, Damages, Trucks

The first 18 italian companies taking action against the truck cartel

The action for damages has its roots in the European Commission decision that established the existence of a cartel among DAF, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Iveco, MAN/Volkswagen, Volvo/Renault and Scania in the market for trucks weighting more than 6 tons from 1997 to 2011, fining it with the highest sanction ever imposed on a cartel for 3.8 billion euros. Read more

27 September 2017 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Maritime Transport

Lear is assisting Moby for alleged abuse of dominance in the market for maritime freight transport

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) claims that Moby/CIN is abusing its dominant position in the market for maritime freight transport to and from Sardinia, with the aim of foreclosing rivals. Read more

12 September 2017

#PPDAYS – Video report is now online!

On July 3-5, 2017 Public Procurement Days took place in Rome. During the three-day event, Lear Conference 2017 and the 2nd Global Procurement Conference gathered experts to discuss cutting-edge topics in public procurement and Competition policy.
Have a look to the video report
Speeches and debates from “Lear Conference 2017” are available here

Planning Institute of Jamaica
8 September 2017 - Capacity Building, Competition Economics, Mergers, Training

New technical assistance project in Jamaica (World Bank)

Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project for the Planning Institute of Jamaica: “Creating the framework for a merger review – competition law “. Read more

3 August 2017 - Capacity Building, Competition Economics, Training

New project on Capacity Building for Bulgaria’s Commission on Protection of Competition (EBRD)

Lear is providing technical assistance to the Bulgarian Commission for Protection on Competition (“CPC”) to strengthen the skills and competencies of its officials and case handlers on competition law enforcement. Read more

13 July 2017 - Competition Economics, Public Procurement, Public Transport

Paolo Buccirossi speaks at the Sapienza university of Rome

On 13th July 2017, the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics of Sapienza University is organizing a conference on the recent framework for local public transportation services in Italy. Read more

7 July 2017

#LEARCONFERENCE2017, press release by PaRR policy and regulatory report

PaRR has published specific articles on the topics covered during our event “Public Procurement & Competition Policy”. Read more

6 July 2017

“Public Procurement Days” is officially over!


We are extremely satisfied with how it turned out and we are very happy with the quality of the debate on the topics of competition policy & public procurement. We would like to thank you all – speakers, attendees and staff – for having made #PPDays such an exciting event. The conference’s material will be uploaded soon on

Thank you again and see you next time!

26 June 2017 - Bid Rigging, Big data, Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Damages, Public Procurement

One week left to PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DAYS Rome 3-5 JuLY

During the three-day event, Lear Conference 2017 and the 2nd Global Procurement Conference will bring together experts from a variety of fields to discuss cutting-edge topics in public procurement. Hot topics: #CORRUPTION&COLLUSION – SCREENING TOOLS & #BIG DATA – BID-RIGGING – ACTIONS FOR DAMAGES – HUMAN RIGHTS – GENDER EQUALITY – SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT – MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANK . Read more

Press contact

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.