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Allen & Overy appoints Antitrust counsel Emilio De Giorgi in Italy

14 July 2016

This follows two other recent appointments to the global Antitrust practice, with the announcement last month that Börries Ahrens will join as partner in Hamburg and Yvo de Vries will join as partner in Amsterdam.

Emilio joins from law firm NCTM, where he became salary partner in 2010. He will lead the Italian Antitrust team and has more than 15 years of experience assisting Italian and multinational companies in behavioural investigations before the Italian Antitrust Authority, obtaining merger clearances at a national and European level and co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional filings. He also has extensive experience in antitrust litigation before the Italian courts, particularly in the telecommunications sector.

Paolo Ghiglione, partner and co-head of the Italian Corporate practice, comments: “Emilio is among the most widely respected lawyers in his field and we are delighted that he is joining us to grow the Italian Antitrust team.” He adds: “His appointment further strengthens our Corporate practice as competition rules play an increasingly critical role in shaping M&A deals, both nationally and internationally. It’s also clear that antitrust law will become more interlinked with highly regulated sectors, particularly essential infrastructure, and this is an area in which Emilio has considerable expertise.

Commenting on his appointment, Emilio De Giorgi said: “Joining Allen & Overy’s international practice is a unique opportunity for me to help grow the firm’s Italian Antitrust offering and bolster Allen & Overy’s unrivalled global network by providing specialist local expertise to clients doing complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Global co-head of Allen & Overy’s Antitrust practice, Antonio Bavasso, comments: “Our ability to service multinational companies all over the world relies on having leading specialists at a local level with depth of experience and intimate knowledge of national competition law. Emilio De Giorgi’s appointment in Italy bolsters our global bench strength and helps us deliver competition advice to national and international clients.

For further information please contact Lauren Fragapane,, on +44 (0)20 3088 3141

About Allen & Overy’s global Antitrust practice:

  • 33 Antitrust partners and counsel covering four continents – Europe, Asia, Australia and North America
  • Global Elite’ firm in the Global Competition Review ‘Global 100’
  • Winner 2016, GCR Behavioural Matter of the Year Europe (Agency)
  • Winner 2015, GCR Merger Control Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa)

Notes to Editors:

  1. Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5200 people, including some 530 partners, working in 44 offices worldwide.
  2. In this press release 'Allen & Overy' means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.
  3. The term 'partner’ is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.