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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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22 June 2017 - Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Ex-post Evaluation, Policy Assessment, Telecoms

The report on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU” is now online!

The study provides an ex-post evaluation of competition policy enforcement in the telecoms markets and includes a quantitative analysis on the impact of three decisions adopted by the European Commission on telecoms market’s performance.
More info here
Download the report here


19 June 2017 - Competition Economics

Paolo Buccirossi at Trento summer school 2017

Paolo Buccirossi will be a speaker at the Trento Summer School 2017 on Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics. The third edition of the Summer School is organized by the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza and will take place in Moena (Italian Dolomites) from 18th to 24th June 2017. Read more

11 May 2017

New technical assistance project on enhancing the system of protection of rights in Serbian Public Procurement Procedure

Lear is pleased to announce that the kick-off meeting for this new technical assistance took place in Belgrade on 9 May 2017.
This project – funded by UK Aid through the EBRD – is the first component of the “Programme for Enhancing Public Procurement Practices in Serbia”. Read more

5 May 2017 - Antitrust, Article 101, Competition Economics

AGCM finds no infringement in the long-term car rental market

Following a lengthy investigation into the market for long-term car rental services for an alleged breach of article 101, on 30 March 2017 the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) took its final decision, finding no wrongdoing by the companies involved. Read more

Lear Conference 2017
8 February 2017 - Bid Rigging, Big data, Competition Policy, Public Procurement, Screening Tools

Public Procurement & Competition Policy #LearConference2017. Take advantage of the new EARLY BIRD offer!

Gathering experts from a variety of backgrounds including academia, international organizations, law firms, public authorities and the private sector, LEAR CONFERENCE 2017 will engage in a comprehensive debate on the current challenges related to competition in public procurement. Read more

16 December 2016 - Bid Rigging, Big data, Competition Policy, Public Procurement, Screening Tools

#LearConference 2017 on PUBLIC PROCUREMENT & COMPETITION POLICY Registration is open!

Get involved an intensive exchange of ideas and experiences related to public procurement & competition policy issues in a globalized world.
Join us and  and benefit from our super early bird offer!


29 November 2016 - Collusion & Corruption, Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Public Procurement

Lear Conference 2017:”Public Procurement & Competition Policy” Rome 3-5 July 2017

The 7th edition of the Lear Conference joins the Global Procurement Conference in organizing an international event “Public Procurement Days”. Read more

24 November 2016

Competition in GCC SME Lending markets: An Initial Assessment is on line

Lear is pleased to announce the publication of a new report on a study carried out on behalf of the World Bank Group. The study is a first competition assessment of the retail banking sector in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Read more

14 November 2016 - Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment

Paolo at the ACM CONFERENCE 2016

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) will organize a conference on “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”. The conference will take place in Amsterdam on November 16, 2016. Over the last years, government and market authorities devoted particular attention to impact assessment, a tool which can enable them to learn from past interventions and improve future ones. Read more

17 October 2016 - Antitrust, Damages


On 17 October 2016 the AAI will organize in Milan a COMPETITION TEA TALK.
In the context of the recent entry into force of the directive on actions for damages, this event focuses on the experience of the current actions of antitrust damages in Italy. Read more

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