Silvia D'Alberti is the head of Allen & Overy LLP's Italian antitrust group and has practised competition law since 1993.
Her broad practice encompasses all aspects of EU and national competition and merger control laws, regulatory matters, state aid and commercial transactions, at both advisory and litigation stages.
She has an active practice counselling and representing clients before the EU Commission, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA), and the EU and Italian Courts, in connection with complex EU and Italian merger cases, behavioural investigations on restrictive horizontal and vertical practices, cartels, abuses of dominance, consumer protection investigations and antitrust litigation cases. She also regularly advises and provides training to clients on antitrust compliance matters.
She has wide experience across a range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on oil and gas, energy, financial services, consumer goods and transportation. Silvia’s recent experience includes representing an oil company as defendant in an antitrust private damage litigation pending before the Italian Enterprise Court as a follow on claim from the IAA 2006 decision on the jet fuel investigation; a consumer good company in a cartel investigation prompted by a leniency application before the IAA and its subsequent litigation; a freight forwarder company in a cartel investigation before the IAA and its subsequent litigation; a media company as claimant in an abuse of dominance investigation before the IAA; a bank in a sector enquiry on prices of bank services to customers; an insurance company in a merger filing before the EU Commission and a tobacco company in a referral for preliminary ruling under art. 267 TFEU to the Court of Justice.
Silvia worked for five years at the IAA as an official and case handler prior to joining Allen & Overy, dealing mainly with energy, oil and gas and consumer protection.
Silvia is recognised by all the principal legal directories as a leading lawyer in the antitrust field (ranked band one by Chambers Europe (Italy). She is a member of the executive board of the Italian Antitrust Association and has been selected by the Milan Professional Women's Association and the Diversity Management Observatory of SDA Bocconi in the "Ready for Board Women" project.
“Sources say: ‘The team is responsive, available and has an expert understanding of the logic behind matters.’...Glowing reviews from commentators and a strong market presence see Silvia D'Alberti rise to the top of the rankings. ‘She is exceptionally perceptive and really understands the core of an issue,’ one interviewee enthusiastically declares.” Chambers Europe, 2013.
Silvia has published a number of articles on competition law in Italian and European journals and contributed the Italian chapter of Matthew Bender's, Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation.
She graduated in law (JD, magna cum laude) from the University of Rome and holds an LLM from Yale Law School. Silvia's mother tongue is Italian and she speaks English fluently.
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