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Vito Auricchio

Vito Auricchio
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Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders - Partners

Vito Auricchio is partner and heads the EU, antitrust and regulation practice of Legance.

He advises Italian and foreign companies on different antitrust and regulatory matters, in particular in cases of mergers, abuses and cartels before the EU Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority, and civil litigation. Vito’s activity also focuses on advising clients in compliance, distribution matters as well as consumer protection law.

Recent merger experience includes advising SEL, a major Italian multi-utility, in a Phase 2 investigation before the IAA concerning the merger with a competitor and the creation of a leading energy player in Italy; Shiseido in the merger before the EU Commission concerning the acquisition of control of the Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics business; and ENI and Fondo Strategico Italiano in the merger before the EU Commission concerning the acquisition of joint control over Saipem. Recent behavioural and contentious work includes successfully assisting Snam Rete Gas in a litigation before the Italian Supreme Administrative Court concerning an alleged abuse of dominant position in the market for rating services related to gas transportation contracts; Coop in a cartel investigation before the IAA in the food retail sector; Bayer CropScience in an abuse investigation before the IAA in the fungicides sector; and mytaxi in challenging, before the ICA, the rules of taxi cooperatives on exclusivity.

Vito is recommended by Chambers “for his work in public enforcement and cartel investigations” (2016). The guide describes him as “brilliant at managing client relationships thanks to his business-oriented approach” (2015), and praises “his preparation and his provision of extremely practical solutions to clients” (2014) and “his practical approach, commercially oriented solutions and full assessment of the risks that could affect our business” (2013).

Alternate address:
Via di San Nicola da Tolentino, 67
Rome, 00187
Tel: +39 06 931 8271
Fax: +39 06 931 8274 03

WWL says: Vito Auricchio is a "reliable and well-prepared antitrust expert" who has "a good economic understanding" combined with "excellent customer service".

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