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  Francesca Miotto

Counsel

Brussels

Francesca is Counsel in the antitrust team in Brussels and is a member of the firm’s life sciences group. Francesca has 13 years’ experience in providing strategic counsel on all aspects of EU competition law in a diverse range of sectors. She has particular experience in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional merger reviews and on some of the most complex investigations by the European Commission (EC) in recent years, including on abuse of dominance issues and cartel settlement procedures. In recent years, Francesca has developed a depth of experience in advising on private enforcement across the EU and beyond.

Francesca has also represented clients in appeal proceedings before the European courts in several high-profile cases.

Recent EU cases include advising major global banks in confidential and parallel antitrust investigations by various competition authorities, including the EC, and acting for Scania in the EC’s trucks cartel investigation and related private damages claims, as well as in appeal proceedings before the General Court of the EU.

Francesca regularly publishes and speaks on competition law, private enforcement and life sciences topics. She is qualified in the UK and Belgium and has spent time working in both the London and Brussels antitrust teams, as well as in our Paris office. Francesca is noted is Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader, winning praise from peers as an ‘impressive follow-on damages expert’ who provides ‘strong insights into the Commission’s thinking and likely reactions’ (WWL, 2019).

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007

Academic qualifications

GDL, Competition Law, King's College London

PLC (Distinction), BPP Law School, London

LLB (Hons), Law, City University London

MA (Hons), Modern Languages, Christ Church, Oxford University

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