Competition/Antitrust

In this area, we can advise on many different aspects: from unfair commercial practices to administrative and legal proceedings in Italy and the rest of Europe.

We are often asked to advise on whether an acquisition or merger needs to be notified to the European Commission, the Italian antitrust authority or other antitrust authorities. However, our consultancy services extend to a range of other areas, for example, we can assess whether online sales systems and discounting policies are compatible with antitrust regulations, and whether sales policies comply with legislation governing unfair commercial practices.

We are internationally recognised as leading experts on cases involving cartels, abuse of dominant position and state subsidies, as well as civil compensation lawsuits. Whether you are the claimant or the defendant, we can be your champion.

We are also renowned for our strategic multi-jurisdictional approach to proceedings involving authorities and courts from different countries. When necessary, we can assist you select the best international law firms to suit your needs, because we have close relationships with them all – it’s part of our global strategy.

Over the years we have proven our professionalism in countless different sectors: telecommunications, transport, mass retailing, energy, postal services, insurance, the automotive industry, luxury products, network infrastructures, and healthcare – to mention but a few.

Our solutions are customised for each client: from large companies and multinationals – be they Italian or not – to SMEs whose business is strictly local.

 

Here’s what sets us apart

  • Our strength stems from having worked on the most prominent cases throughout Europe for many years
  • We are market leaders when it comes to providing support on complex competition law matters involving regulations on different business areas
  • New complexities arise when changes in the market require us to interpret legislation with reference to new commercial practices (online sales, geolocation for local transport vehicles, etc.): our expert team has extensive experience, both academically and professionally, and can provide you multidisciplinary guidance even for unprecedented issues
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BonelliErede announces two new partner promotions: Francesco Anglani and Federico Vezzani

The partners meeting of BonelliErede approved the appointment of two new partners: Francesco Anglani and Federico Vezzani. Francesco Anglani, 39, joined BonelliErede in 2002. He is based in the Rome office where he mainly focuses on Italian and EU antitrust law. In particular, Mr Anglani advise …

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