Competition law: antitrust, M&A and State aid
The Firm has a long and consolidated experience in the field of competition law, including antitrust, merger control (“M&A”) and State aid.
We assist our clients in all operations and situations governed by antitrust and competition law, both at European Union and national level (especially with reference to Italian and Belgian antitrust law).
Although based in Brussels, we operate in real time throughout Italy and, in particular, in Rome and Milan.
We intervene before the European Commission or the competent national competition authorities.
We assist and represent our clients before the courts of the Union (General Court and Court of Justice of the European Union), and the national courts, even of last instance (Council of State and Court of Cassation).
Thanks also to the various antitrust cases dealt with before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU, Massimo Moretto, founder of the Firm, is a recognized expert in antitrust litigation. A list of these cases is available on the website of the Court of Justice of the EU at the following link: curia.europa.eu.
The Firm has a specific experience in the following sectors: fashion, textiles and clothing, watches, luxury goods, financial services, pension funds, merchant banking, distribution of motor vehicles, electrified axles for electric vehicles, household appliances, beer, waste disposal, transport, steel, pharmaceuticals, electronic cash registers and terminals, soft drinks, toys, cultural assets and sites.
We have an extensive experience in merger control. We verify whether a concentration (through merger, acquisition, or creation of a concentrative joint venture) is subject to prior notification and we deal with the possible notification of the transaction to the European Commission or the national antitrust Authority, in order to obtain the necessary declarations of compatibility.
The Firm has provided assistance in merger operations carried out, inter alia, in the following sectors: beer, electronic cash registers and terminals, integrated electrified axles (e-axle) for electric vehicles, waste disposal, pension, banking, financial and brokerage funds, insurance (life policies), commercial finance and banking leases.