Law: Competition and Fair Trading Act 1990 (Italy)

Legance poaches from Orrick in Italy

The head of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s competition practice has defected to Legance in Rome.

17 November 2023

Airline ticket pricing algorithms face scrutiny in Italy

Italy’s Competition Authority has begun scrutinising pricing algorithms used in the domestic airline tickets market, a month after gaining new powers to impose remedies across the sector.

16 November 2023

Italy conditionally clears Italiana Petroli/Esso deal

Italiana Petroli has convinced the Italian Competition Authority to accept behavioural commitments to allay concerns about its acquisition of certain assets from an ExxonMobil subsidiary

09 August 2023

Italy seeks ECJ opinion on 90-day timeframe for antitrust probes

The EU’s highest court should clarify whether a law stipulating that the Italian competition authority must open an antitrust probe within 90 days of receiving a complaint is in line with EU abuse of dominance rules, an Italian administrative court has held.

02 August 2023

Italy fines Telecom Italia and DAZN over football streaming agreement

Italy’s Competition Authority has sanctioned Telecom Italia and pay-TV provider DAZN a combined €7.9 million for using exclusivity clauses in a football broadcasting agreement despite the parties already removing the offending provisions last year.

13 July 2023

Italy sanctions petrol stations for price-fixing

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined eight petrol stations €4.2 million for colluding to fix prices on a weekly basis for 10 years.

04 July 2023

Italy launches in-depth probe into Italiana Petroli/Esso deal

Italy’s Competition Authority has opened a Phase II investigation into the acquisition of assets from an ExxonMobil subsidiary by one of the country’s five main petrol station chains due to concerns it will create an overly dominant wholesale and retail fuel provider.

27 June 2023

Italy closes Trenitalia abuse probe with data commitments

Italy’s Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance probe into the country’s largest rail operator after the latter committed to giving a rival access to data to sell its regional and intercity train tickets.

03 May 2023

Italy raids Enel over e-vehicle chargepoint margin squeeze claims

The Italian Competition Authority has raided Enel and several of its subsidiaries over allegations that it is excluding competitors from the country’s electric vehicle charging market by implementing an illegal margin squeeze strategy.

14 April 2023

Italy seeks interim measures against Meta over music licensing spat

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating if Meta violated abuse of economic dependence rules by “unduly” ending talks with the country’s biggest collecting society for licensing musical rights, while also seeking interim measures that would force the company to restart negotiations.

06 April 2023

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