Antitrust & Regulation

Specialties: Cartels and abuses of dominant positions – Merger control – Unfair commercial practices – State aid – Sector regulation – Privacy – Antitrust damages actions

News, Events, Publications and Acknowledgments

Gennaro d’Andria is recommended by Who’s Who Legal in the category Italy – Competition

According to the 2023 edition of Legal500 EMEA,  our team has ‘great understanding of the industry‘, and are able to ‘get straight to the problem and provide clear solutions through concise communication.‘ Gennaro d’Andria is regarded as a ‘top-notch competition lawyer, who is very quick to understand the needs of clients, and extremely pleasant in his approach and relationship with clients. He does exactly what he says and keeps pricing transparent.‘

We assisted the successful remedy taker in the approval by the EU Commission of the upfront remedy proposed in the merger M.10721 CELANESE | DUPONT (MOBILITY & MATERIALS BUSINESS).

Foreign Direct Investment: Our briefing on Italian regulations and their implications.

We successfully assisted Vueling in the investigation launched by the Italian Antitrust Authority (Agcm) into COVID-related cancellations and ticket refunds. The Agcm accepted the commitments submitted by Vueling and closed the investigation without fines.

Consumer protection and COVID-19: we defend four companies, including two airlines, involved in the investigations launched by the Italian Competition Authority alleging the exploitation of the pandemic for commercial purposes.

Gennaro d’Andria is regarded as “irreplaceable” in 2020 Top Legal’s antitrust & regulatory guide.

GCR Live 11th Annual Competition Litigation 2019: Gennaro d’Andria is a panelist on private enforcement of competition law.


Chambers Antitrust Litigation 2019 Guide – Italy: we author the Italian chapter on antitrust damage claims.

Gennaro d’Andria speaks at the CDR Winter Competition Litigation Symposium, London, 28 February 2019.

Our newsletter on blockchain provides an overview of current and potential applications, regulatory frameworks and agency investigations.

Drones: Rules in the Making – Our briefing provides an overview of developments in EU and national legislation.

Also this year we sponsor the Top Legal Corporate Counsel Awards in Milan.

February 2017: Once again Gennaro d’Andria is a Client Choice Award Winner, thanks to excellent references from our clients.

We successfully represent airlines’ interests in administrative courts against the increase of air passenger duties at Italian airports.

Antitrust compliance programmes as a mitigating factor, the first decision of the Italian Authority: we successfully applied for a fine reduction on behalf of a client.

Innovative court order suspends half of the fine imposed on our client by the Italian Competition Authority.

Snowchains: we assisted Sixt Italy, one of the car rentals involved in the Italian Competition Authority investigations that ended with the acceptance of commitments aimed at increasing price transparency and consumers awareness.

Sector update: the main provisions introduced by the recent Italian legislation on tobacco products (in English).

We assisted Sicuritalia, a leading provider of surveillance services, in the unfair terms investigation of the Italian Competition Authority. The final decision has acknowledged that the new consumer contracts are fully compliant with the Italian Consumer Code.

Our law firm is instructed in the Italian antitrust investigation on broadcasting post-production tenders.

We provided comprehensive data protection advice to Walletsaver, one of the most dynamic Italian start-ups in the telecoms sector.

We assist one of the companies involved in the cartel investigation into the concrete market.

ACL Briefing: Our first briefing provides an overview of the current Italian Competition Authority investigation into the features of “Littlest Pet Shop”, an app-based game for mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.

We assisted two airlines in reaching a settlement with the Italian Competition Authority regarding the implementation of credit card fees (TTG Italia – Entro dicembre le commissioni con carta di credito nel prezzo del biglietto)

Also this year we are praised by Chambers Europe and Legal500. Gennaro d’Andria is ranked as a leading individual in Competition/European Law: “He’s very open to the client and always ready to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions”.

Global Competition Review: we author the Italian section of GCR Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2013 and 2014. 

The Lawyer magazine mentions us as the firm that assisted in the Italian competition case that removed Alitalia’s monopoly on the busy Milan Linate to Rome Fiumicino route. The Lawyer – “Plane speaking”

We assisted an airline in the Italian investigation into travel insurance. The authority eventually acknowledged the compliance of our client’s revised website with consumer regulations. (FT – Italian watchdog fines Ryanair and easyJet)

Client Choice Awards: “Gennaro deserves our gratitude, trust and respect for his outstanding legal counselling, the quality and promptness of his legal advice, hands-on knowledge of the dynamics of our business and value for money of his deliverables.”

Court partially grants our appeal against the Italian Competition Authority decision that imposed fines for EUR 81 million on 16 suppliers of cosmetic products (Il Sole 24 Ore – Vanno rideterminate le multe al cartello cosmetici).

Business International: Our firm is the official sponsor of the Antitrust Compliance conference, to be held in Milan on 29 May

We were involved in the milestone antitrust investigation against Alitalia monopoly on the Rome Fiumicino – Milan Linate route (“This is a historic decision and is a victory for Italian consumers”).

Top Legal Corporate Counsel Awards, first edition (2013): Gennaro d’Andria gives the award for antitrust to the in-house team of Wind Telecomunicazioni.

Top Legal Awards: Gennaro d’Andria is shortlisted for the category EU & Competition Law 2013.

Other practices

Contracts & Litigation

Specialties: Litigation and arbitration – Alternative Dispute Resolution – M&A – Corporate agreements – Distribution and agency – IP – Restructuring – Real Estate – Enforcement of claims

Legal Management Consulting / ESG

Specialties: Identifying and implementing ESG criteria – Control and reduction of legal expenses – Process automation – Enhanced management of legal matters – Claim adminsitration – SLA & best practices – Customisation of IT tools

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