This year’s research into the Italian competition market sees 39 practitioners highlighted for their exemplary expertise across a wide range of antitrust matters.
Most Highly Regarded
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton sees four first-rate lawyers nominated in this chapter.
The “outstanding” Mario Siragusa “is a prominent name in the field”, and is lauded for his “extensive and incomparable experience in competition law”.
Matteo Beretta is highly adept at advising high-profile clients on European and Italian antitrust issues, including merger control procedures, cartel cases and abuse of dominance.
Marco D’Ostuni enjoys a “splendid reputation” for his impressive practice, which focuses on competition law and regulation in the energy, telecommunications and media sectors.
Giulio Cesare Rizza is highlighted for his dynamic competition practice, which regularly sees him appearing before EU and Italian courts, as well as the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority.
Claudio Tesauro with BonelliErede is celebrated for his “spectacular practice”, which encompasses complex cases concerning restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant position.
The “truly brilliant” Gian Luca Zampa at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer receives plaudits for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of antitrust regulations, particularly in the telecommunication and energy markets”.
Ermelinda Spinelli establishes herself as a key player thanks to her extensive knowledge of EU and Italian competition law.
Salvatore Spagnuolo of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners is highlighted for his first-tier handling of high-profile cases which involve cartels, merger control and abuse of dominance.
Piero Fattori is a long-standing figure with extensive experience in antitrust law, and is well versed at assisting clients before administrative and civil courts.
Rino Caiazzo of Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati is an “excellent lawyer” with “tremendous knowledge of telecoms regulations and antitrust affairs”. He is acclaimed for his “high level of professionalism and precision”.
Enrico Adriano Raffaelli at Rucellai & Raffaelli is “responsive, reliable and business-oriented” and earns praise for “his ability to understand the client’s needs and always find great solutions”.
Cristoforo Osti at Chiomenti comes highly esteemed as “a star in the field who is a go-to for international clients”.
Pietro Merlino of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is a “highly valued professional” who is renowned for leading the firm’s Italian antitrust and competition group.
Silvia D’Alberti at Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is an “excellent antitrust lawyer” with “deep knowledge and outstanding expertise”. She comes “strongly recommended” for being “extremely accurate and pragmatic in the advice she gives”.
Mario Libertini at Sapienza University of Rome is nominated for his “impressive practice and outstanding knowledge of EU competition law”.
Vito Auricchio at Legance Avvocati Associati is distinguished as “one of the best in the area” with broad expertise across the full gamut of regulatory matters.
Stefano M Grassani of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi gains plaudits for his admirable practice which involves advising clients on a wide range of antitrust matters at both a domestic and international level.
Osborne Clarke’s Enrico Fabrizi is acknowledged for his strong reputation representing clients on cases before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority.
Sabrina Borocci at Hogan Lovells’ Milan office focuses her impressive competition practice on advising clients on European antitrust and merger control law. “Clients love her brilliant approach,” say sources.