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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has an outstanding reputation for its expertise in the full range of competition law matters, with extensive experience in administrative and civil antitrust litigation. It is highly active before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority, representing clients in merger control proceedings. The law firm also handles industry-specific matters in a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, transport, energy and life sciences, acting for an impressive list of high-profile Italian players and multinational corporates in the automobile, telecoms and technology sectors. Abuse of dominance cases remain a key focus and the team is increasingly acting on proceedings concerning infringements of Article 101 of TFEU. Its lawyers have experience appearing before the administrative courts such as the TAR Lazio.

Strengths

One impressed source comments: "My experience with Cleary is that they are the best in class in managing litigation and antitrust matters. They have a strong relationship with the client and find the best solution for the matter."

Another interviewee finds Cleary to be an "extremely talented team with deep domain knowledge, helping us to secure a good outcome in proceedings."

Work highlights

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton assisted Sky Italia with proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority regarding the award of broadcasting rights for Lega’s 2015-2018 seasons.

Notable practitioners

Cesare Rizza handles mandates relating to abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid and cartel behaviour. One market source describes him as a "really good lawyer" for antitrust issues and another notes that he is "very good in state aid matters."

Marco D'Ostuni frequently advises local and global corporations on abuse of dominance, merger control and antitrust litigation. A market source comments that he is an "excellent lawyer" and clients say he is a "very good expert on antitrust issues, committed and able to find solutions." He offers specialist sector knowledge on the energy, telecommunications and media sectors.

Mario Siragusa is a renowned lawyer who offers a wealth of experience and is recognised by sources as a leading figure in the competition field.He represents the interests of influential Italian and multinational companies on a regular basis. A client describes him as someone with a "strong reputation in Italy and Brussels," and other market sources confirm he is a "prominent figure."

Matteo Beretta is a well-regarded lawyer who assists clients from the media and retail sectors with merger control procedures, as well as cartel and abuse of dominant position matters. Clients highlight his "deep domain knowledge and pragmatic approach" and find him to be a "strong strategic thinker."

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Competition/European Law

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Location

Piazza di Spagna 15

Rome

Lazio

Italy

00187

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Italy

Competition/European Law


Cesare Rizza
Band 3
Marco D'Ostuni
Band 2
Mario Siragusa
Star Individuals
Matteo Beretta
Band 3