Our lawyers are equipped to provide legal advice and representation in all areas of competition law and commercial practices.
Our competition practice includes advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, antitrust investigations, regulatory compliance, horizontal and vertical agreements, technology transfer agreement, pricing and distribution policies, and more. We provide clients with practical advice that considers both the legal implications of their business decisions and their commercial objectives.
The firm has in particular gained specific expertise on vertical agreements between parties – such as manufacturers and distributors – that are placed at distinct levels of the supply chain, as well as on antitrust issues relating to distribution in general and selective distribution in particular.
In the field of commercial practices, we are at the forefront of legal service providers in Italy as it concerns business to consumers and business to business commercial practices. We have over the years gained experience with respect to advertising and comparative advertising laws and regulations. In this field, we advise clients both in courts and before the competent independent authorities and before the voluntary self-regulation advertising bodies, such as the IAP (Istituto dell’Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria) of Milan. Our firm further takes pride of being among the leading firms in Italy in assisting companies in the agri-food sector with regard to unfair trading practices. The firm has in fact contributed, since 2012, as a consultant in the context of numerous institutional initiatives for the development of the regulatory framework in this sector, ending up with the implementation in Italy of Directive (EU) 2019/633 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain.
We are expert at negotiation, advocacy, and litigation.
Our Competition and Commercial Practices practice area is dedicated to helping businesses staying compliant with applicable laws and regulations or, when in need, defending themselves from challenges brought by authorities, consumers, competitors. Whether a business is facing antitrust investigations or commercial practices disputes, our team is ready to provide the needed legal support and guidance.