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Vito Auricchio

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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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Vito Auricchio heads the EU, Antitrust and Regulation department. He regularly advises Italian and foreign companies on various antitrust and regulatory matters, including mergers (before the Italian Competition Authority and the EU Commission), cartels, abuses, distribution contracts, on antitrust and regulatory matters. Vito’s activity also focuses on advising clients in compliance, distribution matters as well as consumer protection law. Vito also supports clients in complex litigations both in antitrust (follow-on and stand alone) and regulatory matters, as well as in complex commercial law disputes.

Career

Joined Legance in 2007, became partner in 2013.

Previously he was managing associate in Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners (2001-2007), associate in Berwin Leighton in Bruxelles (1997-2000) and Stagiaire at the European Commission, DG Internal Market (Directorate B) in Bruxelles (1997-1998)

Professional Memberships

Member of the Rome Bar (Italy) since 2004

Member of the Board of Associazione Antitrust Italiana (Italian Antitrust Association) since 2017

Publications

He has authored and co-authored several commentaries and books in leading publications on EU, Antitrust and Regulation law. Among the others:

• “The new consumer rights”, G. Giappichelli Editore, 2014, (co-author);

• “The Essentials of Merger Review”, (chapter on Italy), American Bar Association, May 2013;

• “Commercial distribution agreements in competition law”, Cedam 2013, co-author;

• “Contacts between competitors: developments under Italian competition law”, European Competition Law Review, 2010 n. 4, p. 167‐173;

• “Discount policies in Us and EU antitrust enforcement models: protecting competition, competitors or consumer welfare?”, European Competition Journal, December 2007, p. 373;

• “Consumer welfare, standard of proof and the objectives of competition policy”, European Competition Journal, March 2005, p. 153 (co-author);

• “Services of general economic interest and the application of EC competition law”, World Competition, March 2001;

• “International data protection”, European Counsel, March 1999, p.25 (co-author);

• “Some problems of the execution of public procurements”, Contratto e Impresa/Europa, 1/1999, p.182;

• “The problem of discrimination and anti-competitive behaviour in the execution phase of public contracts”, Public Procurement Law Review 1998, n.5, p.113.

Industry Sector Expertise

EU, Antitrust and Regulation

Compliance

Languages Spoken

Italian, English, French and Spanish

Education

University of Chicago

LL.M., Antitrust

2004 - 2005

Seconda Università di Napoli

Law Degree, maxima cum laude

1995 - 2000

College of Europe, Bruges

L.L.M., EU Law

1996 - 1997

Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”

Economics Degree, maxima cum laude

1990 - 1995

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