Region: Italy

Community round-up: Freshfields, Skadden and Eversheds announce promotions

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted two senior associates and three counsel to partner, while Eversheds Sutherland and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have also strengthened their partnerships with promotions in London.

07 April 2022

Italy probes petrol stations over price-fixing

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided 11 petrol stations after they allegedly agreed to fix the price of fuel in a northern municipality for 10 years, although the agency clarified that the investigation is separate to recent requests for information sent to the country’s main oil companies.

06 April 2022

Italy enhances scrutiny of 5G and cloud tech deals under national security powers

The Italian government has approved amendments to its “golden power” foreign investment law that will give it more oversight over deals and commercial agreements involving 5G and cloud technology.

22 March 2022

Italy uses national security powers for first time to unwind drone deal

The Italian government has reportedly intervened to cancel the sale of a 75% stake in drone maker Alpi Aviation to state-owned Chinese investors, after finding the deal should have been notified under the country’s “golden power law” for sensitive industries.

14 March 2022

Italy recalculates helicopter cartel fine

Italy’s Competition Authority has slashed a fine imposed on an emergency helicopter service provider by over €32 million, after the country’s highest administrative court ruled that the agency made a mistake in its calculation of the original penalty.

08 March 2022

Italy seeks feedback on waste management abuse remedies

Italy’s Competition Authority is considering an incumbent plastic waste recycling consortium’s offer to stop granting its members a discount on a plastic pollutant payment to end an abuse of dominance investigation.

08 March 2022

Telecom Italia’s €116 million abuse fine upheld by local court

An Italian administrative court has rejected Telecom Italia’s appeal against a €116 million abuse of dominance fine imposed by the country’s antitrust enforcer.

01 March 2022

Italy ends fibre network probe with commitments

Telecom Italia, Fastweb, Tiscali and investment firm KKR have agreed a package of remedies with Italy’s Competition Authority that will ensure their fibre network joint venture does not foreclose other broadband providers.

24 February 2022

Italy fines water meter makers for rigging bids

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined five water meter suppliers over €10 million after finding they colluded to rig bids for nearly nine years.

17 February 2022

Italy recalculates Amazon and Apple fines

Italy’s Competition Authority has slashed fines on Apple and Amazon for an anticompetitive agreement by nearly €30 million after admitting it made a "material error" in the original penalty calculation.

25 January 2022

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