Practice area/Regulatory
PRACTICE AREA

Regulatory

Advice on anti-trust matters, privacy/data protection, telecommunications and regulated markets / administrative proceedings before the Italian competition authority (AGCM), the European Commission, the Data Protection Authority, CONSOB and AGCOM / merger control proceedings before national and EU bodies / contentious civil and administrative law proceedings at national and EU levels

Profile

Our firm specialises in competition law, privacy and data protection, telecoms, energy and other regulated sectors, advising domestic and international clients in the context of non-contentious, contentious and administrative law matters. Our major domestic and international clients are present in a wide variety of sectors, including energy, oil & gas, banking & finance, fashion, digital & media, marketing and advertising, and industrial manufacturing.

Areas of activity

Our principal areas of expertise are:

Advice and assistance on issues related to competition, privacy and data protection, telecoms and regulated markets
Assisting clients in developing strategies and corporate policies on privacy and data protection, antitrust and consumer law compliance, including related audit and training activity
Anti-trust advice on commercial contracts, whether “vertical” between producers, suppliers and distributors of products and services or “horizontal” between competitor firms (in particular joint ventures and other collaboration agreements)
Notifications to and administrative proceedings (including in relation to authorisations and sanctions) before the Data Protection Authority
Assistance in dealing with the telecoms regulator (AGCOM) in the context of regulatory proceedings, including surveys carried out by such authority
Dealing with the Italian completion authority (AGCM) in the context of proceedings for unlawful commercial practices and consumer protection matters
Advice to banks, insurance companies, and financial intermediaries on regulatory matters
Assistance in proceedings before the AGCM and the European Commission in relation to abuse of a dominant position, cartel infringement and other unlawful horizontal agreements between competitors
Merger control proceedings before national and EU competition authorities
Challenging decisions of relevant authorities before the administrative courts and civil cases between private parties for breaches of anti-trust and illegal competition rules and assisting clients in contentious matters regarding EU law, in particular with a view to seeking judgment at an EU level

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS