Giorgio Bitonto

Managing Associate

+39 06 845511

Main office: Rome


  • Competition/antitrust, with particular focus on:
    • proceedings before the Italian antitrust authorities and the European Commission concerning dominant position and abuse
    • notification of business concentrations to the Italian antitrust authorities and the European Commission
    • vertical agreements
    • civil proceedings regarding the termination of distribution agreements
  • Key sectors:
    • fashion, luxury goods and design
    • FMCG
    • telecommunications
    • public sector
    • health
    • sport and leisure
    • automotive
  • Foreign languages: English and German


  • Member of the Competition Litigation Task Force
  • Joined the firm in 2014
  • Worked as legal counsel for Ferrero International SA (2013–2014)
  • Work for Procter&Gamble (2009–2013)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Master’s in EU competition law from King’s College, London
  • Law degree from LUISS University of Rome

Knowledge Sharing

Streamlining Italy’s FDI screening framework: pre-notification now possible

On 24 September, a regulation streamlining Italy’s FDI screening framework will come into effect. Its goal is to reduce the number of notifications filed (which has skyrocketed in the last few years) and speed up the screening process. The biggest change is the introduction of a pre-notifica …

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Golden Power: investments in strategic sectors

States around the world are becoming more involved in the economy and, through the Golden Powers legislation, are exercising control on investments in strategic sectors. What are the reasons behind this trend? Will Italy, which as has been very cautious in using the Golden Powers to date, ch …

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Golden Power: current landscape in the EU about "Foreign Direct Investment"

Foreign direct investment control mechanisms around the world vary in both substance and procedure. But what about in the EU? Even though it boasts a very open regime, concern about foreign investors, including state-owned companies, in strategic businesses is growing: their role in cross …

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3 Key decisions of the CJ that define the EU emission trading scheme

The European Court of Justice has recently issued 3 r …

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Three new awards for BonelliErede at the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards 2017 - 10 July 2017

BonelliErede received three new awards at the 2017 edition of the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards held on 6 July. Following its recent success at the TopLegal Industry Awards, the firm was crowned “Pharma Corporate M&A Firm of the Year” thanks to the achievements of the Healthca …

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