Organisation: Italian Competition Authority

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

Dutch court sends anchor defendant questions to ECJ

A Dutch appellate court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify whether follow-on claims can be filed against an anchor defendant that was not named in an original infringement decision.

01 November 2023

Italy: Antitrust Pioneer Continues to Break Ground on Theories of Harm

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - Second Edition

Italy is a frontrunner when it comes to enforcement of antitrust law in the pharma space. AGCM efforts are expected to continue to focus on life sciences companies and it is anticipated that an increasing focus will be placed on public procurement and follow-up actions for damages before civil courts following recent decisions.

20 October 2023

Italy re-issues €200 million fines to telecoms cartel following court ruling

Italy's Competition Authority has re-imposed €200 million cartel fines on the country's four largest telecommunication companies but slashed its original sanction by almost €28 million after amending the infringement period.

19 October 2023

Italian enforcer opens abuse probe into used oil consortium

A national consortium of used mineral oils may have abused its dominance by hindering the operations of two new entrants through exclusionary and discriminatory conduct, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.

11 October 2023

Italian court rules lengthy cartel probe violates ECtHR

Italy's Competition Authority violated parties' procedural rights under the European Convention on Human Rights by taking too long to open a formal investigation into a road construction cartel, an Italian administrative court has held.

09 October 2023

New whistleblower tool sparks Italian cartel probe

Seven cast iron foundries that told their customers price hikes were necessary because of rising inflation are being investigated for a possible breach of Italian cartel rules.

04 October 2023

Italy opens Ryanair probe

Ryanair is under investigation in Italy following complaints it leveraged its market power to shut out rival providers of flight, hotel and car rental booking services.

20 September 2023

Bosch raided in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands over interoperability concerns

Competition agencies across Europe have raided Bosch based on concerns it may have abused its dominance by excluding its only rival in a nascent market.

18 September 2023

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