Region: Italy

Top Italian court orders enforcer to slash cardboard cartel fines

Italy’s top administrative court has ruled that the country’s antitrust enforcer made substantive calculation errors when fining four companies a combined €20 million for their roles in two separate national corrugated cardboard cartels.

20 January 2023

Italy rejects interim injunction request against TIM

Italy’s Competition Authority has refused to temporarily force Telecom Italia to provide its rivals with access to key mobile coverage data, but will continue investigating the company for abuse of dominance.

11 January 2023

Italy probes Telecom Italia over access to data complaint

Italy’s Competition Authority is considering forcing Telecom Italia to hand over key mobile coverage data to rivals as it probes if the company abused its dominance by blocking competitors from a government tender.

03 January 2023

Italy ignites Christmas plane ticket cartel probe

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating if Ryanair, ITA Airways, easyJet and Wizz Air colluded to raise the prices of domestic flights to and from Sicily by at least 700% during the Christmas holidays.

03 January 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

Italy’s recent transposition of the ECN+ directive has strengthened its national competition authority, as the local bar faces record cartel fines and a less lenient merger control regime.

12 December 2022

General Court upholds readopted food packaging cartel fine

The EU’s General Court has rejected a food packaging consortium’s appeal against a readopted €9.4 million fine for its subsidiary’s involvement in three cartels, ruling that the group failed to prove that its business was at risk of collapsing and unable to pay the penalty.

07 December 2022

Top Italian court annuls £93 million Enel abuse fine

Italy’s Council of State has scrapped a €93 million fine against Enel, in a ruling that local lawyers say reflects an effort to better align national competition enforcement with the European Court of Justice’s approach to abuse of dominance.

06 December 2022

Community round-up: Firms announce raft of promotions

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Latham & Watkins, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Norburg & Scherp have promoted competition specialists across Brussels, the UK, Italy and Sweden.

21 November 2022

Italian court stays Amazon's appeal against €1.13 billion abuse fine

An Italian administrative court has suspended Amazon’s appeal against the national antitrust watchdog’s €1.13 billion abuse of dominance sanction pending a separate jurisdictional challenge brought by the technology giant to the European Court of Justice.

31 October 2022

New Italian government could use national security powers more liberally

Several key members of the new Italian government have previously backed the use of the country's “golden power law” for sensitive industries, which could lead to stricter foreign investment reviews, according to local lawyers.

28 October 2022

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