Region: Italy

Antonio Catricalà, 1952-2021

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Antonio Catricalà, a former head of the Italian competition watchdog, who has passed away at the age of 69.

02 March 2021

Compass Lexecon opens in Italy

Compass Lexecon has launched its first Italian office in Milan, headed up by executive vice president Lorenzo Coppi and senior economist Martina Caldana.

01 February 2021

Italy imposes abuse of dominance fine on ticket seller

The Italian Competition Authority has fined CTS Eventim – which owns the country's leading live event ticket seller – a total of €10.9 million for unlawfully boycotting rival vendors and imposing exclusivity agreements on event organisers.

19 January 2021

Italian enforcer must analyse effects of by-object infringements, court rules

Italy’s highest administrative court has confirmed that the country’s competition watchdog failed to prove that Sky and Mediaset colluded with the national professional football league and its advisor over the assignment of broadcasting rights.

07 January 2021

Italian court annuls €678 million cartel fine

An appellate court has thrown out the largest cartel fine ever imposed by the Italian Competition Authority for major substantive errors in analysis and procedural flaws when investigating an alleged information exchange in the car financing market.

14 December 2020

Italy

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Italy’s competition bar features a mixture of well-established boutique practices and local offices of global firms, which are kept on their toes by one of Europe’s most active enforcers when it comes to cartel probes.

11 December 2020

Italy probes data collection in anti-fraud project

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating whether an insurance industry group’s collection of data and use of algorithms for an anti-fraud tool could facilitate anticompetitive information-sharing and collusion.

17 November 2020

Italy hits plastic recycling consortium with €27 million abuse fine

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined a recycling consortium €27 million for preventing a rival from recovering and recycling plastic bottles from nearly all of the country’s municipalities.

11 November 2020

Italian enforcer launches Google online advertising probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided Google’s Italian office over allegations the tech company abused its dominance in the online display advertising market by preventing rivals from accessing user data.

28 October 2020

Italy probes ferry operator for excessive pricing

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating a ferry operator for a fourth alleged antitrust violation, following a complaint about excessive and discriminatory pricing.

05 August 2020

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