GELEX has considerable experience in counselling and litigation in the competition and antitrust law areas.

Specifically, our Firm has a wide and consolidated experience in disputes regarding antitrust regulations and authorities, frequently encountered in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, not to mention international distribution.

Our dedicated Professionals in this department are highly specialized in offering advice on mergers and agreements (in anti-trust terms) and, similarly, in litigation practice regarding abusive behaviour by organizations in a dominant position. The Firm is well-equipped to evaluate the potential risk assessment in competition issues.

Specific areas of competence are:

  • unfair competition
  • misleading and comparative advertising
  • regulation of unfair commercial practices
  • restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant positions before the Italian Antitrust Authority and the EC Commission
  • mergers and concentrations under Italian and European law
  • antitrust damages actions before the civil courts
  • cooperation, distribution and license agreements
  • antitrust compliance programmes
  • state aids

Since the Rome office has immediate access to the competent authorities, it is particularly suited to addressing client needs in this area of the law.

The Firm provides assistance in proceedings before the Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) and the European Commission (preventive measures for concentration operations, proceedings for restrictive agreements and dominant position abuses, etc.), judicial consulting before Administrative and Civil Tribunals, and opinion drafting.