Francesca Miotto is “definitely a future leader” with “impressive analytical skills and the ability to quickly get to the core of any antitrust problem”.
Peers and clients say:
“If anyone deserves to be on the WWL list for Brussels, then it is Francesca.”
“I would not hesitate to hire Francesca for any sort of EU competition law matter.”
“She is able to manage a multitude of complexities in a single case, and to do so speedily and with great instinct, intuition and an impressive degree of knowledge.”
Francesca is counsel in the Brussels antitrust team and a member of the life sciences group. She acts on the full range of competition law issues across a variety of industries and has dealt extensively with the EU Commission and other regulators around the world.
Francesca's experience is truly diverse: she has represented clients in several EU investigations, including cartel settlement procedures and abuse of dominance issues. She also has particular experience in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional merger reviews, including two Phase II clearances before the EU Commission (one of which was based on a “failing firm” defence).
Francesca has considerable experience representing clients before the European courts in Luxembourg and frequently advises on private enforcement matters, having developed particular expertise in this field since the implementation of the Private Damages Directive in the EU.
Recent EU cases include acting for Scania in the EU Commission's trucks cartel investigation and related appeal proceedings before the General Court in Luxembourg and private damages claims, as well as advising major global banks in confidential and parallel antitrust investigations by various competition authorities, including the EU Commission.
Francesca regularly publishes and speaks on competition law and life sciences topics.
Francesca is qualified in the UK and Belgium. She has worked in the firm’s London and Brussels antitrust teams, and in the Paris office. She is fluent in Italian, with a good command of French.
Allen & Overy's global antitrust and competition practice comprises over 120 specialists operating across APAC, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust transactions, policies, litigation and regulatory strategies, and regularly acts on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in the market.