Tommaso Salonico is head of the antitrust, competition and trade group in Italy and coordinates the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. His practice focuses on EU and Italian competition law and utilities regulation.
Tommaso’s recent work includes advising on leniency and compliance programmes, price fixing, market sharing and share of information cartel cases, price discrimination, litigation on damages for competition law infringements and unfair commercial practices. He also advises energy companies, banks, investors and insurance companies on tariff regulation, unbundling, renewable energy, negotiations of supply and purchase agreements, development of energy plants and LNG projects. Tommaso has represented many companies interested in challenging regulatory and antitrust rulings before the Italian and European courts.
Before joining the firm, Tommaso worked for Telecom Italia where he was in charge of regulatory strategies and competition affairs. He also worked for six years at the Italian Antitrust Authority in Rome as director of the department responsible for competition policy in fields such as energy, manufacturing, environment, chemical and pharmaceutical, health services and property.
As a professor of competition law, Tommaso has lectured at the universities of Rome, Naples and Pisa. He is author of various legal publications, on telecoms, energy regulation and competition law. He is also a member of the Competition Committee of the Italian Section of the ICC.
He graduated in law (JD, summa cum laude) from the University of Pisa. He is fluent in Italian and English.
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WWL says: Tommaso Salonico is "steeped in competition knowledge" having previously worked at the Italian regulator, and is also a renowned academic in this field
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