Davide Balboni

Davide Balboni leads the EU and competition law department in Italy. He joined SJ Berwin as a partner in April 2008 after working for seven years in the EU and competition department of Baker & McKenzie. Davide accrued significant experience on cartels and issues relating to abuse of dominant position (in the realm of both Community and national competition law), including assistance to clients in a number of proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission. Davide is regularly involved in pre-merger filing activities and securing clearances for all kind of transactions notified before the European Commission or national competition authorities. He assists companies in their business development in compliance with EC and Italian competition law and in projecting and presenting competition law compliance programmes, as well as in the restructuring or reorganisation of companies' distribution policies and commercial networks. Davide regularly reviews distribution and franchising contracts, licensing agreements and technology transfer agreements. He graduated in Law from the Catholic University of Milan with full marks discussing a final thesis on 'The legitimacy of monopolistic power under EC Competition law - Article 90 of the Treaty'. He attended the International Trade Law post-graduate course organised by the University Institute of European Studies of Turin. He won a six month scholarship specialising in competition law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London and did a six month stage with the legal service of the Italian Antitrust Authority. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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