Europe Italy Competition/European Law
Rankings overview for Departments
- Alessandro Boso Caretta DLA Piper Italy10 Years Ranked
- Cesare Rizza Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP16 Years Ranked
- Lucio D'Amario Linklaters16 Years Ranked
- Matteo Beretta Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP16 Years Ranked
- Pietro Merlino Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe9 Years Ranked
- Veronica Pinotti White & Case LLP14 Years Ranked
- Andrea Cicala
- Davide Cacchioli
- Rino Caiazzo
- Sabrina Borocci
- Domenico Gullo DLA Piper Italy16 Years Ranked
- Elisa Teti Rucellai & Raffaelli1 Years Ranked
- Francesca Moretti Grimaldi Studio Legale1 Years Ranked
- Francesco Anglani BonelliErede6 Years Ranked
- Sara Lembo BonelliErede5 Years Ranked
- Alessandro Greco
- Emilio De Giorgi
- Fabiana Campopiano
- Federico Marini-Balestra
- Giorgio Alù Saffi
- Luciano Vasques
- Riccardo Pennisi
Up and Coming
All departments profiles
1Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years RankedCleary 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.
2BonelliEredeCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years RankedBonelliErede's integrated group acts across its offices in Milan, Rome, Brussels and London, providing considerable international support on competition matters. It represents a broad range of important clients both Italian and multinational, with recent activity in the telecommunications, technology, energy, financial services and media sectors. The antitrust law team's areas of expertise include cartel investigations, abuse of dominance and state aid cases, as well as merger clearance, consumer protection matters and the implementation of compliance programmes. Its lawyers offer significant experience assisting with appeals at the TAR Lazio and Consiglio di Stato and follow-on damages cases. 2ChiomentiCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years RankedChiomenti advises clients on the full scope of competition issues both at a national and European level. It offers notable experience in merger control as part of major M&A transactions and further skills in cartel proceedings before the ICA. The team also assists with anti-competitive agreement matters and unfair business practices, as well as on the implementation and monitoring of compliance programmes. The firm's lawyers are regularly involved in proceedings involving the financial services, automotive and retail sectors. 2Gianni & OrigoniCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years RankedGianni & Origoni has a well-reputed team active across the telecoms, pharmaceutical and energy fields. It advises on a host of private enforcement mandates, including on abuse of dominance, distribution agreements and antitrust infringement. The team offers further capabilities in pricing regulation and is experienced in representing clients before local courts and the ICA. Lawyers at the firm are active on consumer protection matters.
3Advant NctmCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years RankedAdvant Nctm offers a dedicated practice covering the full range of regulatory and contentious competition matters, with particular strength in achieving clearance for acquisitions, joint ventures and FDI. The law firm represents clients before the ICA, administrative authorities and the EC and also frequently works with companies based in sectors such as telecommunications, automotive, digital technology, media, sports and pharmaceuticals. Antitrust litigation is another key strength of the team, including damages actions, as well as anti-competitive agreements and matters related to unfair commercial practices. 3Clifford Chance Studio Legale AssociatoCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years RankedClifford Chance's local branch of its extensive international network offers a full-service approach to its client base of domestic and international entities. Its in-depth knowledge of local legislation and EU law allows the team to advise on a range of issues, including abuse of dominance proceedings, cartel investigations and issues relating to state aid. The team represents clients from a variety of sectors, including energy services, retail, telecommunications and life sciences. Its lawyers also assist a number of well-known private equity firms with FDI filings. Coordinating with its global technology group, the firm provides advice on significant antitrust issues in the technology space. 3Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years RankedFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acts at an international level on a wide range of EU and Italian competition law matters, supported by a substantial network of offices across jurisdictions. Its key areas of focus include merger control in relation to cross-border projects, public procurement and consumer protection investigations. The team offers additional expertise in cartel investigations and alleged exchanges of sensitive information. Its lawyers are frequently sought out by clients in regulated sectors such as energy and gas, automotive, media and financial services. 3Gattai, Minoli, PartnersCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years RankedGattai, Minoli & Partners is an expert team equipped to assist national and international clients from the energy, automotive, pharmaceutical and financial services industries. The firm handles a broad range of competition and EU law, including merger controls, abuse of dominance and cartel investigations before the ICA. Corporations additionally benefit from the team's expertise in implementing and monitoring Italian Consumer Code compliance programmes. 3LeganceCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years RankedA compact practice providing assistance with cartel investigations, state aid and unfair commercial practice cases, Legance - Avvocati Associati regularly represents clients before the ICA and Italian civil and administrative courts. The team is also active on mandates concerning sole control and its lawyers regularly focus on the banking, energy and retail sectors. It is increasingly sought out by national and international corporations, particularly to advise on the competition law aspects of corporate transactions.
- Cintioli & AssociatiCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 3
4DLA Piper ItalyCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years RankedDLA Piper assists international and Italian clients with competition and EU law issues. It is engaged in a range of mandates such as antitrust litigation and investigations, as well as providing assistance with compliance and dawn raids. The department advises on multi-jurisdictional merger clearance mandates and is able to draw on the expertise and geographic reach of its global network. 4Gatti Pavesi Bianchi LudoviciCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years RankedGatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici's solid team is dedicated to advising domestic and international clients on merger control filings, state aid investigations and antitrust litigation. It regularly represents clients before national and European antitrust authorities and courts and demonstrates aptitude in handling price-fixing cartel disputes as well as follow-on damages cases. Its lawyers are well versed in assisting clients from the telecoms, financial services and retail sectors. 4Hogan Lovells Studio LegaleCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years RankedHogan Lovells has a strong local team supported by a widespread international network, allowing for particular strength in cross-border matters. The department advises clients on antitrust cases and unfair commercial practices, as well as assisting with antitrust compliance programmes. It regularly undertakes mandates for clients from regulated industries such as TMT, energy and transport. The team is also skilled at assisting clients with merger control mandates. 4LinklatersCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years RankedLinklaters has a reputed team acting on significant cross-border matters, covering merger control, anti-competitive agreements and cartel investigations. It also represents clients in appeals against ICA decisions. The team has an established client list of leading corporations, including those in the financial services, telecommunications and life sciences sectors. 4Osborne ClarkeCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years RankedOsborne Clarke deals with both national and EU competition law involving a vast range of mandates, encompassing abuse of dominance, cartels and misleading advertising. It also assists with the antitrust aspects of distribution and cooperation arrangements, defending clients from investigations and representing them in damages claims. Clients of the firm often hail from the life sciences, insurance and maritime industries. 4White & Case LLPCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years RankedWhite & Case has an active team enjoying recognition for its antitrust practice. It is experienced in advising on matters regarding cartel investigations, compliance programmes and merger controls. The department also handles work for clients from a broad range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare and media as well as the food and beverage industry.
- Baker McKenzieCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4
- Pedersoli Studio LegaleCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 4
5Eversheds SutherlandCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years RankedEversheds Sutherlands' skilled team is often instructed on domestic and cross-border antitrust mandates, regularly advising clients before the ICA and administrative courts. It is active in private enforcement, merger control and cartel disputes with further expertise in damages litigation. The department acts for a varied roster of clients, including companies from the energy, pharmaceutical, transport and TMT sectors. 5Grimaldi Studio LegaleCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 10 Years RankedGrimaldi Studio Legale deals with a range of competition and EU matters, including blockchain, anti-competitive commercial practices and abuse of dominance. The team notably handles cartel proceedings in front of the ICA. Its sector focus includes aviation, shipping and energy. 5Orrick, Herrington & SutcliffeCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years RankedOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is well regarded for the filing of mergers and foreign direct investments. The team further handles investigations into the abuse of dominance and appeals on IAA decisions. It also assists clients with compliance programmes. 5Rucellai & RaffaelliCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 12 Years RankedRucellai & Rafaelli handles a range of competition, antitrust, state aid and consumer protection matters, including assistance with litigation before national and European courts. The team regularly assists clients from the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, insurance and transport industries. It is experienced in handling abuse of dominance claims, merger filings and state aid issues.
- Tonucci & PartnersCompetition/European LawEurope 2022 | Band 5