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Competition/European Law

An highly efficient team of lawyers headed by Simone Gambuto offering a unique mix of legal, economic and regulatory expertise to the benefit of international clients from a range of industry sectors in antitrust and consumer law. Our EU and Competition Department follows clients’ needs and represents their interests before the EU Commission, the Italian Competition Authority and the Courts. We have developed an outstanding expertise also on private enforcement, both on follow-on and stand-alone actions, as well as collective and class actions on antitrust and consumer issues.
Antitrust and Consumer issues are increasingly complex and critical to the success of business. Macchi di Cellere's EU and Competition Department offers clear, strategic and commercially aware advices on a broad-range of local and multi-jurisdictional antitrust matters, such as:

• Merger Control - submission of merger filing to the European Commission and national competition Authorities. Thanks to our networks of established contacts with other first-tier national law firms, we are able to advise also on multi-jurisdictional filing following a one-stop shop method.

•  Antitrust Investigations - proceedings relating to anti-competitive practices (Article 101 – 102 tfue) before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority.

•  Consumer Law Investigations – proceedings relating to consumer protection, unfair commercial practices, unfair terms in consumer contracts before the Italian Antitrust Authority and EU consumer protection bodies.

• Antitrust Litigation - antitrust litigation before civil and administrative Courts, for example on issues relating to cartels and abuse of dominance, unfair competition, unfair trade practices, antitrust class action.

• Consumer Law Litigation – consumer and/or association of consumers litigation before civil and administrative courts, such as collective and class actions, on consumer protection and unfair terms in consumer contracts.

• Public procurement - consulting on issues relating to public procurement and public tenders: assistance in relation to infringement proceedings brought by the European Commission and defense before the Italian courts against awards granted in violation of EU rules in matters of public procurement.

• State Aid - Legal opinions and assistance in litigation and proceedings relating to state aid.



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