Vito Auricchio is highly rated by peers who applaud his first-class work on abuse of dominance cases, antitrust regulation and merger control.
Vito Auricchio is a partner at and heads the EU, antitrust and regulation practice of Legance.
He advises Italian and foreign companies on different antitrust and regulatory matters, in cases of mergers, abuses and cartels before the EU Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority, as well as civil litigation. Vito’s activity also focuses on advising clients in compliance, distribution matters and consumer protection law.
Recent merger experience includes his assistance to 2i Rete Gas (F2i) in a phase II investigation before the ICA concerning the merger with a competitor and the creation of a leading energy player. Vito also assisted Sonatrach in the merger filing before the EU Commission related to the acquisition, from Exxon, of one the largest refineries in Europe. He also assisted Shiseido in the merger filing before the EU Commission concerning the acquisition of control of the Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics business.
Recent behavioural and contentious work includes assisting 2i Rete Gas, the second largest player in Italy in gas distribution in an abuse of dominance investigation before the ICA. Vito also successfully assisted mytaxi (Daimler) in challenging before the ICA the exclusivity provisions included in the by-laws of taxi cooperatives. His cartel work includes assisting Cementir Italia, a leading Italian cement manufacturer, in a cartel investigation before the ICA.
Vito Auricchio is mentioned in Chambers and Partners (Band 2) as follows: "very diligent and calm" "with a strong understanding of clients' businesses and a practical approach aimed at finding alternative solutions and strategies" (2019), "he has a good economic understanding of the business, coupled with a practical commercial approach" (2018), “well-reputed lawyer” (2017) and “he is noted by sources for his work in public enforcement and cartel investigations” (2016).
GCR 100 says of Vito that he “has been at the helm of LEGANCE’s competition practice since 2013 and has led the firm impressively during his tenure”.
Vito Auricchio also works in Legance's Rome office, which is located at:
Via di San Nicola da Tolentino, 67