Region: Italy

Italian court turns to ECJ again in eye drug misinformation case

Italy’s supreme administrative court has asked the European Court of Justice to weigh-in for a second time on a challenge brought by Roche and Novartis against a €180.5 million collusion fine levied against them by the country’s competition enforcer.

23 March 2021

Telecom Italia facing follow-on claims worth over €1 billion

Vodafone and Fastweb have filed separate damages claims against Telecom Italia for blocking the roll out of ultra-fast broadband infrastructure after the Italian Competition Authority fined the company €116 million last year.

15 March 2021

Italy begins assessing compliance rating scheme

The Italian Competition Authority has launched a survey to explore the benefits of a rating programme for businesses that rewards antitrust compliance with better access to credit and public funding.

08 March 2021

Italy ends gas distributor abuse probe with commitments

Italy has closed its abuse of dominance investigation into Italgas after the company offered commitments to aid the city of Venice in launching a competitive bidding procedure for natural gas distribution.

08 March 2021

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


Featured in The Settlements Guide - First Edition

Under Italian competition law, an antitrust investigation ends with either a finding of infringement, combined with a prohibition and frequently a monetary sanction, or a finding of no infringement.

02 February 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

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