Leonardo Armati

Senior Counsel

+32 2 5520070


Main office: Brussels


  • European Union law, anti-trust and regulatory law, with particular expertise in:
    • general advice on questions of EU law
    • EU and national anti-trust law (advice, investigations and compliance)
    • control of EU and national business concentrations
    • multi-jurisdictional proceedings and investigations in all five continents, including various African countries
    • State aid
    • EU sector regulations (air transport, telecommunications, energy, financial services)
  • Key sectors:
    • financial services
    • transport
    • energy
    • telecommunications
    • technology
    • basic industries
    • food industry
    • luxury and consumer goods
  • Foreign languages: English, French, and a good knowledge of Spanish


  • Member of the Africa Team


  • Joined the firm in 2002
  • Worked for the European Commission (2001-2002)


  • Has authored numerous publications on EU law, competition and State aid


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Member of the Brussels Bar (List E)
  • Master’s degree in EU law, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Law degree from La Sapienza University of Rome

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