Competition Law/Regulated Markets/EU/Privacy

The Firm's competition law team has a recognized leadership in the area. Assistance, both at Italian and European levels, includes joint venture agreements, vertical and horizontal agreements in various industries (electronic communications, pharmaceutical, banking, finance, media, energy), notifications of concentrations, legal opinions and representation and defense in cases of anti-competitive agreements (so called “cartels”), abuse of dominant position and State aid.

With respect to litigation before the Italian Antitrust Authority in relation to anticompetitive agreements in general and, in particular, cases of anticompetitive “cartels”, as well as of abuse of dominant position, the team excels thanks to successes achieved in many disputes during the past years. The assistance includes defense in highly specialized cases before the Italian Courts also for the compensation of the damages resulting from breach of Italian and European Union competition law.

The team also provides advice to Italian and foreign companies in drafting and implementing antitrust compliance programs with the aim of preventing antitrust violations or in order to comply with Italian Antitrust Authority decisions.

The Firm's activities in this area generally extend to all areas under the Italian Antitrust Authority’s competence, including unfair commercial practices and consumer protection law, in which it developed a strong expertise in recent years.

The Firm has strong experience in the assistance to companies operating on regulated markets, also in relation to the proceedings before regulatory agencies and administrative Courts, with particular regard to the electronic communications, energy, transportation and pharmaceutical sectors (for further details

The Firm provides assistance on data protection law through:
➢ analysis of compliance to GDPR and legal auditing;
➢ drafting and review of contracts and information notices on data processing;
➢ assistance in complying with the main obligations arising from the legislation in force (e.g. appointment of Data Processors and DPOs, management of the record of processing activities, DPIA).