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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Case Studies

The new text of the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework: more flexibility in State aid control

On 9 March 2023, the European Commission published the new text of the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework. The new text of the framework aims to make EU State aid rules simpler and more flexible so that EU policy objectives can be more easily achieved in these times of crisis and ecol …

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Foreign subsidies control: the missing piece to preserve the internal market

New regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market – modelled on the existing State aid rules. The regulation addresses distortions to the level playing field caused by subsidies granted by non-EU member states. New notification requirements will apply as of 12 October 2023 …

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Recovery and Resilience Facility: intervention areas, procedures and EU law aspects

The facility is basically a fund to help the European economy recover from the economic and social impact of the pandemic and to make companies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared to face the challenges and opportunities with the transition to green and digital. The European Comm …

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Merger reviews in the time of Covid-19: the failing-firm defence

The Covid-19 pandemic and the measures adopted by national authorities to contain it have already caused an economic downturn and put numerous businesses in difficulty. Merger reviews by the Commission and national competition authorities will take these consequences into account, under cert …

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The ECN+ DIRECTIVE: Main features and potential impact on Italy’s legal system

On 4 December 2018, the Council of the European Union approved the ECN + Directive, with the aim of empowering the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market: the ECN+ Directive want t …

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Quantification of damages in commercial arbitration: mission impossible?

Quantification of damages in commercial arbitra …

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UAE: Reforms opening to foreign investments

UAE is adopting strategic reforms to boost foreign direct investments in the UAE and thus reduce the UAE's economic reliance on the oil sector. Click here for more details from our Africa team.

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Ethiopia changes gear in the plan to open to privatization and foreign investments

Ethiopia is at a crossroad: the executive council has recently announced its decision to open state monopolies in the telecoms, electricity, logistic and transport sectors to private investors. Click

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New additions to BonelliErede’s financial regulatory team - 1 July 2024

BonelliErede’s financial regulatory team will grow with the arrival of Anna Di Vilio as a partner. Di Vilio joins the Rome office today from PwC TLS and has over 20 years’ experience advising financial intermediaries and investment funds, gained in leading law firms. A team of three ass …

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New General Manager for BonelliErede: Angela Maria Cossellu - 26 June 2024

Angela Maria Cossellu, a senior executive with vast experience in the telecoms, insurance, real estate, trade fair and congress sectors, is the new General Manager of BonelliErede. Angela Maria Cossellu joins the firm from EUR S.p.A., a company controlled by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, …

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BonelliErede continues its commitment to the environment with the planting of 200 new trees in Rome - 14 June 2024

BonelliErede and Magnetic Media Network S.p.A. (MMN), in collaboration with Rete Clima, announce the planting of 200 trees in the Mezzocammino district in Rome’s IX Municipality. The initiative, which is linked to the upgrade of Xerox printers at BonelliErede’s Rome office, involved an area …

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