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Legance - Avvocati Associati

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Compact practice providing assistance with cartel investigations, state aid and unfair commercial practice cases. Also active on mandates concerning sole control. Focuses on the banking, energy and retail sectors. Regularly represents clients before the ICA and Italian civil and administrative courts. Increasingly sought out by national and international corporations, particularly to advise on the competition law aspects of corporate transactions.

Strengths

Clients are highly impressed by the team's international capabilities, further commenting: "Legance is an excellent firm with top-notch skills."

Another source highlights its "good knowledge on competition law aspects."

Work highlights

Advised Fratelli Arena on the filing before the Italian Competition Authority regarding the acquisition of sole control of a number of supermarkets in Sicily.

Notable practitioners

Vito Auricchio commands immense respect among interviewees for his longstanding experience in the field. Clients further describe him as "a remarkable expert, very pragmatic in his approach of the business and highly appreciated by clients." He handles numerous mandates, from merger control to abuse of dominance, in sectors such as energy and manufacturing.

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Overview

The team has a strong expertise in mergers (at EU and national level) handling notification processes before the EU Commission and the Italian Competition Authority (ICA). 

The team has extensive experience in the field of investigations before the ICA in relation to cartels and abuse of dominance. 

In the area of unfair commercial practices and advertising, the team supports clients in civil disputes and disputes before the Italian Advertising Self-Regulation Institute, as well as the review of advertising, claims and in relation to consumer protection. The expertise also includes counselling on distribution agreements and antitrust compliance programmes. 

In collaboration with other departments, the group assists clients in stand-alone and follow-on civil litigation. 

The advice covers a variety of industries including regulatory matters in the energy, transport and telecommunications sectors.

Competition/European Law Department

Legance - Avvocati Associati

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Via Broletto, 20

Milan

Lombardy

Italy

20121

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Competition/European Law


Vito Auricchio
Band 2