Irene Picciano

Irene Picciano

Partner, Portolano Cavallo
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Irene Picciano has accrued around 25 years of experience in competition and EU law by assisting multinational companies in negotiation and self-assessment of horizontal and vertical agreements under the relevant EU Block Exemption Regulations.

Irene also deals with merger and acquisition assessments and notifications, assistance with internal audits and investigations (including dawn raids), compliance programmes and proceedings before national and EU authorities and courts in cartel and abuse of dominance cases and follow-on and stand-alone actions. She has overseen numerous proceedings for preliminary rulings before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

She has particular experience in the fashion and luxury, life sciences, automotive, food and beverage, consumer goods, telecoms and digital markets industries.

Irene has authored more than 150 legal and academic publications in EU and competition law and is a non-governmental adviser to the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition within the International Competition Network. She regularly speaks at seminars, conferences and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate university courses on the areas of her expertise.

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