Competition Litigation Task Force

Our Competition Litigation Task Force draws on expertise gained from over the years of assisting clients (whether as claimants or defendants) in all types of civil litigation (including numerous high-profile cases) involving competition law and unfair commercial practices.

Disputes of this nature frequently involve:

  • damages actions arising from infringements of competition law ascertained by the Italian Competition Authority (follow-on actions) or to be assessed by the civil courts (stand-alone actions). Actions of this type have seen an uptick since the introduction of new rules (through Legislative Decree 3/2017): the ICA’s final decisions are binding and damages are presumed in cases involving a cartel;
  • damages actions (follow-on and stand-alone) arising from unfair commercial practices;
  • legal invalidity of contracts (or individual clauses) that do not comply with competition law;
  • injunction proceedings (including urgent ones) to seek orders to cease anticompetitive conduct or unfair commercial practices; and
  • class actions through which consumers or companies seek compensation for damage arising from anticompetitive conduct or unfair commercial practices.

The team is made up of experts from our competition/antitrust and litigation practices. Our unparalleled track record sets us apart, as does our ability to devise effective procedural strategies that are tailored to meet clients’ needs. We also boast a network of leading experts on competition damages to provide clients extensive support in quantifying damages.

Our competition/antitrust law team has represented clients in numerous significant competition proceedings over the years andour litigation team became the largest in Italy following the merger with Lombardi e Associati.


Another first in Italy: BonelliErede launches its Competition Litigation Task Force

BonelliErede has drawn on its strengths in civil litigation and competition law, its expertise in competition-related damages actions, and its proven track record to set up a new task force dedicated to competition litigation – the first of its kind in Italy. The Competition Litigation Task F …

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