Federica advises on competition law and on issues of consumer protection.
She advises clients in proceedings before the Italian Antitrust Authority and the European Commission relating to cartels, abuses of dominant positions and other restrictive practices. She also assists in the preparation of compliance programmes and training.
Federica also advises on proceedings relating to unfair commercial practices, misleading advertising and comparative advertising, with particular reference to business relations in the food supply chain.
In 2018 she obtained a Masters in "Food & Wine Law and Management" from the Sole 24 Ore Business School, followed in 2023 by a Postgraduate Diploma with merit in EU Competition Law, from King's College, London.
Federica joined Osborne Clarke in 2014, shortly after graduating cum laude from the L.U.I.S.S Guido Carli University in Rome with a dissertation on the relationship between joint ventures and antitrust law. She qualified in 2017 and, after a period spent in-house, returned to Osborne Clarke in 2021.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have a keen interest in unfair commercial practices related to food law and I am part of the Food Law group in Osborne Clarke. My areas of focus are the retail and consumer sector, supporting and training food clients on specific EU and Italian compliance legislation.
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
Advised in proceedings before the Italian Antitrust Authority relating to an Article 101 cartel investigation concerning an alleged unlawful exchange of information (and obtained the closing of proceedings without any finding any infringement). Read more
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.
Food and consumer goods sectors
Advised global leading companies on dominance issues, including pricing and rebate strategies.
Major national and multinational groups
Advised on setting up full-fledged antitrust compliance programmes, including in-depth internal antitrust audits.