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Disputes for IP and trademark infringements, breaches of contract, financial crimes, fraud or anticompetitive practices are becoming more and more frequent. Economic analysis often plays an important role in such disputes as it helps to estimate damages, address liability, develop optimal litigation strategies and design settlement options.

With our knowledge of micro-economic theory, modeling tools and econometric techniques we support firms and their legal advisers in managing these disputes effectively. We advise our clients during every stage of a contested matter, from strategy development and data gathering, to cross-examination, damages analysis and settlement services.

We provide oral and written witness statements, evaluate the economic and financial consequences of the disputed practices, and employ both simple and sophisticated quantitative methods to determine the relevant “but-for” scenario against which to compare the actual outcome and assess damages.

We are expert in litigation settings arising from breaches of competition law in a wide variety of markets. Relevant examples of our work include: defending a producer of packaging materials sued for damages following a decision on a cartel; supporting a major airport service provider in a court case which arose due to the level of its tariffs; defending a firm sued for damages following an EU decision on a cartel in the chemical sector; providing a witness statement for a major telecoms operator which challenged the Italian Government in court on the imposition of a turnover contribution; defending a telecoms company against numerous requests for damages due to discriminatory practices; supporting a media company in seeking compensation for damages suffered following unauthorized on-line diffusion of its contents.

Have a look at our publications and news on litigation consulting & forensics.

If your company needs advice for any matter related to litigation or administrative proceedings, contact us.


Latest Engagements

Dispute in the market for cleaning services – ongoing

Lear is assisting a company active in the cleaning services market in a damages action initiated by one of its competitors. The action follows an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority which had found that four companies active in this market had coordinated their bidding behaviour in tenders organized by the government to secure cleaning […] Read more

Dispute in the postal correspondence delivery sector – ongoing

Lear has been appointed by a leading company in the postal delivery sector in the context of a damages claim brought by a water distribution company. The water distribution company claimed that the postal delivery company did not comply with all the deliveries foreseen in the tender. Lear’s economists have been appointed as party expert […] Read more

Damage assessment for alleged defamatory television reports – ongoing

Lear has been appointed by a leading broadcasting operator in the context of a damages claim brought by a producer of dietary supplement and medical products, as a result of allegedly defamatory television reports. Lear’s economists have been appointed to assess the quantification of damages presented by the claimant.

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