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Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Italian firm with a particularly strong reputation in the field of state aid, having won roles in important state aid cases in the energy, shipping and financial services sectors. Handles CJEU proceedings touching on a wider variety of competition law issues, including objections to merger clearance decisions and appeals against cartel fines. Particularly well placed to assist Italian-headquartered clients with EU merger clearance mandates within the context of global transactions.

Strengths

Clients say that the team "has been very impressive with its great proficiency."

Work highlights

Advised CESI on the merger control procedures related to its public bid for five companies from the DNV Group.

Notable practitioners

A member of the Bar in both Brussels and Rome, Massimo Merola is highly regarded for his state aid practice, advising clients on applications for state aid clearance and appeals against EC decisions, in addition to representing clients in complex merger clearances, often before the Italian authorities. Clients describe him as "one of the best state aid experts" and add that "it is a master class watching him work."

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Overview

Check out the BonelliErede website for more information about our EU Law practice:
https://www.belex.com/en/practice/eu-law/

Competition/European Law

BonelliErede

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Location

Square de Meeus, 40

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1000

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Belgium

Competition/European Law: State Aid


Massimo Merola
Band 1

Competition: EU


Massimo Merola
Band 3