Lear, together with E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, was appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study to assist in the revision the Community guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings. The study addresses four areas: the status of rail infrastructure; accessibility and costs pertaining to rolling stock; profitability and demand elasticity of rail freight services; and effectiveness of State support measures.
Continue reading Support study for DG Comp for the revision of the Railway Guidelines
We are pleased to announce the 2023 edition of the Lear Competition Festival, #LCF23, with exciting news!
Be part of this new edition of the Lear Competition Festival, where academics and practitioners discuss cutting-edge topics in the field of competition law and economics. During plenary and parallel sessions, you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of specific #antitrust concerns and network with key actors in the competition field.
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The program includes:
- 2 plenary sessions held by panels of renowned academics and practitioners
- 1 roundtable with the chairs of National Competition Authorities from the UK, Greece and Spain
- 4 sessions devoted to hot cases and tools for antitrust analysis, managed by LCF partners including @Dentons, @Freshfields Bruchkaus Deringer, @Orrick and @Osborne Clarke
- 1 book presentation and ensuing discussion on the ex post evaluation of competition policy interventions
- Presentation of the Young Talent Competition Award, a unique opportunity for young economists and lawyers rewarding the best research proposal in the competition field
- The LCF talk, an in-depth interview with Olivier Guersent, the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and Andreas Schwab, Internal Markets Committee Rapporteur at the European Parliament, conducted by our media partner PaRR
Continue reading Lear Competition Festival 2021 – Virtual Edition from 9 to11 June
Lear, together with DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG) as well as the respective parts of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). Continue reading SUPPORT STUDY FOR THE DG COMP ON THE STATE AID RULES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENERGY
The Administrative Tribunal of Piemonte has upheld the appeal lodged by Deutsche Bahn Italia (Deutsche Bahn) S.r.l. and Öbb-Personenverkehr Aktiengesellschaft (OBB) against the decision of the Italian Transport Regulation Authority (Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti – ART) to raise wholesale fees for international train services. Continue reading Deutsche Bahn and OBB have their appeal upheld by the Administrative Tribunal of Piemonte
As part of the EBRD project with the Albanian Competition Authority (ACA), this week Lear has met relevant stakeholders from public institutions, regulatory bodies, and the business community in Tirana. Continue reading CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE ACA: MISSION IN ALBANIA
Lear – together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin – is presenting the project on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU” carried out on behalf of the DG Comp. Continue reading Lear at the European Commission to present an ex-post evaluation in the telecoms sector
Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project on behalf of the World Bank Group, for the analysis of product market regulations (PMR) in Egypt. As a first step, Lear is expected to identify those markets of the Egyptian economy that are currently suffering from anti-competitive regulations. Continue reading New Technical Assistance project on Competition Assessment in Egypt
Lear, together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin, has been selected by DG Competition for a project on the ex-post evaluation on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU”. Continue reading Lear at the European Commission for a new project in the telecoms sector
The next 8 December Paolo will participate in a workshop at the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and present a report titled “Dismantling Regulatory Obstacles to Competition to Unlock Growth Potential in Kenya”.
Continue reading Paolo Buccirossi at the Competition Authority of Kenya