Italy: Competition 2018

The inaugural research into the Italian competition market sees 27 outstanding individuals nominated for their work in the field. The practitioners listed have a strong footprint in the European and domestic markets, advising on matters such as abuse of dominance, cartels and merger control among others.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Claudio Tesauro BonelliErede, Rome
2. Mario Siragusa Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Rome
3. Francesco Anglani BonelliErede, Rome

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton holds a prominent position in the Italian market, with its practitioners receiving high praise from respondents to our research this year. The firm receives five listings this year for their outstanding work in the field of competition.
Mario Siragusa has a formidable reputation both in Italy and abroad, with market sources praising him highly across our research. He is one of the most highly regarded lawyers in this space, and his work covers a range of matters including antitrust litigation and state aid.
Matteo Beretta is described by commentators as “a very experienced lawyer with both EU and Italian expertise”. Matters relating to merger control and abuse of dominance are areas in which he is particularly adept.
“Sharp and solid lawyer” Marco D’Ostuni is “very impressive in action” according to market commentators. He has an eminent practice, and is renowned for his work in telecoms, for which sources state he is “an important name in the field of broadcasting rights”.
Giulio Cesare Rizza is an outstanding practitioner who sources effusively recommend. He runs an impressive practice for which he is noted to be “highly experienced in both behavioural and litigation antitrust work”.
Francesca Moretti is a highly thought of individual who offers clients extensive experience across a range of matters including cartels, state aid and abuse of dominance. She is known for her international approach, working with a variety of industries including aviation and energy.

BonelliErede has an excellent reputation in the competition space with two of its practitioners ranking among the most highly regarded individuals in the field. The firm advises across a range of areas and this year receives three nominations.
Claudio Tesauro is one of the most highly regarded names in Italian competition law according to respondents to our research this year. His distinguished practice offers clients experience in matters relating to restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance and merger control.
Another outstanding name at the firm, Francesco Anglani is also ranked as one of the most highly regarded in the field. He has extensive insight into European competition law matters, with issues such as distribution and regulatory compliance being areas of particular expertise.
Sara Lembo is well thought of by peers in the competition space and has an impressive practice advising both domestic and international clients on matters including abuse of dominance, state aid and merger control.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Gian Luca Zampa is greatly respected by colleagues in the Italian market and also maintains a strong international reputation. His wide-ranging practice sees him advise clients on matters including merger control, state aid, vertical agreements and cartels.
Sources say that Tommaso Salonico has “a really strong command of competition law combined with a deep knowledge of business processes”. His practice is well thought of, offering clients experience in matters such as state aid, cartels and abuse of dominance.

“One of the top lawyers in Italy”, Cristoforo Osti of Chiomenti is a highly respected name in the competition market. He has a broad practice with insight into a range of areas including state aid, abuse of dominance and litigation.
Stefania Bariatti offers clients over 20 years’ extensive experience on matters relating to competition law, and boasts a particular expertise in telecommunications and media sectors. She is a highly thought of practitioner, whose impressive linguistic skills give her a strong reputation across Europe.

Sources are effusive in their practice of Legance Avvocati Associati’s Vito Auricchio, who they call “very bright, efficient and reliable”. He is “a business-minded lawyer” with “an international approach” and a practice that focuses on matters such as abuse of dominance, merger control and cartels.

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati’s Rino Caiazzo has “an impressive legal acumen and knowledge of the market” according to respondents to our research this year. He has “great experience in administrative proceedings”, with recent experience including cartel matters in the telecoms space.

Alberto Pera of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners is a renowned name in the Italian market with outstanding experience from his time as secretary general of the Italian Competition Authority. As founder of the firm’s competition practice, he has an enviable practice which includes advising on privatisations and regulatory matters.

At Rucellai & Raffaelli, Enrico Adriano Raffaelli has exceptional insight into Italian competition matters with over 40 years’ experience in the field. His practice sees him represent multinationals in a range of sectors including media, pharmaceuticals and insurance.

“A brilliant and experienced lawyer” Davide Cacchioli of Pedersoli E Associati “combines outstanding legislative practice with a deep understanding of businesses’ needs”, say sources. He has an “ability to nail the key issues in a case” while “quickly understanding the complex mechanisms underlying the competitive landscape”.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners’ Silvia D’Alberti is “an excellent lawyer” who offers clients over 25 years’ of specialist experience in competition matters. Issues such as restrictive horizontal and vertical practices, abuse of dominance and antitrust damages are areas in which she is particularly skilled.

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