Enrico is an internationally recognised expert in Italian and European competition law. A former official of the Italian Antitrust Authority, he advised Italian and foreign clients on a number of matters resulting in leading precedents.
He is the Head of the Italian Competition, Antitrust & Trade team, and is the Italian member of the International Council of Osborne Clarke. His legal experience covers the entire spectrum of antitrust activities, from merger control to cartel investigations and proceedings for abuse of dominance.
Enrico represents companies, active in several economic sectors, before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority in the context of investigation proceedings for cartels, other restrictive practices and abuse of dominance, as well as in relation to the lodging of complaints and merger control filings. He assists clients in the appeals of the decisions of the EU Commission before the EU Courts (General Court and Court of Justice) and of those of the national Authority before the Italian administrative Courts. He also represents clients in civil law proceedings relating to antitrust infringements (actions for damages and nullity of contracts or contract clauses).
Enrico has significant expertise in designing and implementing specific compliance programmes, performing competition law audits and conducting training activities. He also developed extensive experience in the field of unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising.
He has been consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners and as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 for EU and Competition Law. He regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and is a frequent contributor to publications on antitrust matters. He received a Master’s Degree (LLM) from the University College of London.
Enrico is admitted to appear before the Italian Supreme Courts.
Enrico handles a broad range of competition matters for a diverse client roster, including shipping, e-commerce and communications companies. He is very well known, reputed and brilliant with clients.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
The recent approval of the recovery plans will lead to a growing role of public investments. In the medium and long term, this will affect both Italy and EU economic policy, and will have immediate consequences in terms of competition law. Businesses wishing to safely operate in the public procurement sector will need to implement, now more than ever before, strict antitrust compliance programmes. We are committed to supporting our clients also in relation to these future developments.
Credito Emiliano S.p.A.
Successfully advised in the investigation proceedings before the Italian Antitrust Authority in relation to the project, submitted by the Bancomat S.p.A., to modify the remuneration model for ATM withdrawals with Bancomat circuit cards. The IAA concluded that the new project constitutes a restriction of competition. Read more
Consorzio Nazionale Servizi
Successfully assisted Consorzio Nazionale Servizi before the Council of State in obtaining the annulment of the approximately EUR 40 million fine imposed by the AGCM in the presence of an anti-competitive agreement. Read more
Successfully advised the client in a novel and highly complex appeal before the EU General Court, and subsequently the EU Court of Justice, obtaining a 60% reduction in the fine originally imposed by the EU Commission for a cartel in the steel abrasives sector. Read more
CNS - Consorzio Nazionale Servizi
Acted for CNS - Consorzio Nazionale Servizi in proceedings before the Italian Antitrust Authority relating to a cartel investigation concerning a very important tender procedure, with a value of €2.7 billion, and obtained a 50% reduction in the context of a leniency programme. Also successfully acted in the appeal before the Court of first instance and obtained a further significant reduction in the fine. Currently assisting CNS in relation to its appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court.
Major Insurance Company
Acting for one of the largest insurance groups in Italy in the proceedings started by the Italian Antitrust Authority for an alleged exchange of sensitive information on car insurance policies by price comparison firms and the main insurers. Read more
Major Italian Bank
Acting for a well-known Italian bank in its intervention in proceedings commenced by the Italian Antitrust Authority against Bancomat, concerning possible anticompetitive agreements in relation to a proposed new remuneration model for ATM cash withdrawals. Read more
Representing Watertech, a leading Italian manufacturer of water meters, in proceedings by the Italian Antitrust Authority relating to an alleged cartel in public tenders issued by operators of integrated water services. Read more
APA – Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi
Assisting APA (the major Italian association of producers of audio-visual works) in an investigation launched by the Italian Antitrust Authority regarding an alleged anticompetitive agreement for the distribution of private copying levies.
Wish – ContextLogic
Advised the client in proceedings by the Italian Antitrust Authority with reference to the sale of products - masks, test kits, etc. - for the prevention of contagion from Covid-19, as well as for alleged infringements of consumer rights. The Authority closed the proceedings without finding infringements and accepted the commitments submitted on behalf of ContextLogic. Read more
Acted for Grifols in an investigation launched by the Italian Antitrust Authority in relation to a temporary association for the participation in a public tender in the hemoderivatives sector. Further to our defence, the Authority closed the case without finding any infringement and thus without imposing any sanctions.
Engie EPS Italia S.r.l.
Advised in the creation of a JV, with FCA Italy S.p.A. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Stellantis), that will offer a full suite of services and innovative solutions in the e-mobility sector including Vehicle-to-Grid technologies.
Assisted FAAC – the leading Italian group active worldwide in the markets for access automation, access control and parking solutions – in the acquisition of Agta Record's automatic pedestrian door business in the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia and of Assa Abloy's automatic pedestrian door business in the United Kingdom and France.
Assisted one of the main players on the Italian market for vehicle distribution, sale and after-sales assistance, in the prior notification to the Italian Antitrust Authority of the acquisition of other car dealers (e.g. Autostar S.p.A, Trivellato Auto S.r.l.).
Acted for Grendi Trasporti Marittimi, a long-established Italian shipping company, in proceedings conducted by the Italian Antitrust Authority against Moby and CIN, which ended with a sanction imposed on the latter companies. Also represented Grendi in the appeals before the Court of First Instance and the Supreme Administrative Court.
Represented a company in a cartel investigation conducted by the Italian Antitrust Authority and assisted the same company in the subsequent appeal before the administrative courts.
Acted for Nuovo Imaie – a major Italian collecting society – in the investigation launched by the Italian Antitrust Authority for an alleged abuse of dominance. The Authority closed the proceedings, having accepted the commitments submitted on behalf of the client, and without making any finding of infringement.
Car rental and automotive sectors
Represented two different clients in two high profile cartel investigations launched, respectively, by the Italian Antitrust Authority, in the car rental sector, and by the European Commission, in the automotive sector.
Major national and multinational groups
Advised on setting up full-fledged antitrust compliance programmes, including in-depth internal antitrust audits.
A leading services company
Assisted in its antitrust compliance activities and in the adoption of specific measures in order to prevent collusive conducts, such as bid-rigging.
Food and consumer goods sectors
Advised global leading companies on dominance issues, including pricing and rebate strategies.
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