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Emilio De Giorgi



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Emilio De Giorgi



Emilio De Giorgi leads our Italian Antitrust team and has over 20 years’ experience of assisting Italian and multinational companies in behavioural investigations before the Italian Antitrust Authority and the European Commission (including cartels, abuse of dominance position, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising), obtaining merger clearances at national and European levels and coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings. Emilio is a market leader in antitrust private enforcement with extensive experience in antitrust litigations before the Italian courts in terms of number, value, complexity and market-first cases worked on.


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Experience highlights



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Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2010. 

Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2003.


LL.M., University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2009.

International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course, 1999.

J.D., University of Milan, 1999.

Other noteworthy experience


  • Sky Italia, in the assistance as a complainant before the Italian Antitrust Authority concerning the infringement of art. 101, TFEU in relation to the Serie A football rights having a value exceeding EUR 3bn (Case I857)
  • Scania, in relation to various follow-on actions based on the truck cartel fined by the European Commission (Case AT.39824)
  • DS Smith, in relation to various follow-on actions based on two alleged cartels in the corrugated board and related packaging sector fined by the Italian Antitrust Authority (Case I805)
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems, a Canadian multinational group, in relation to an abuse of dominant position investigation before the IAA in the market for PET injection molding machineries (Case A537)
  • Wind Tre, in relation to a cartel investigation before the IAA for an alleged coordination with other telcos on the billing cycles for fixed-limne and mobile services (Case I820)
  • Sky Italia in an unfair competition practice investigation conducted by the Italian Antitrust Authority related to the “Coronavirus Discount” (case PS11778), including in the appeal stages before administrative courts
  • Sky Italia in an unfair competition practice investigation conducted by the Italian Antitrust Authority related to the advertising campaign “Football Package – Freedom to choose” (case PS12073)
  • Malacalza Investimenti before the EU General Court against the European Central Bank in relation to the refusal to grant access to the ECB decision to place into extraordinary administration the Italian banking group “Gruppo Banca Carige” and to the ancillary documents (Case T-552/19)


Published work

  • Antitrust e legal privilege secondo la Cassazione francese: quali impatti per l’Italia, Quotidiano Giuridico, April 2022.
  • Accesso agli atti dell’AGCM da parte di danneggiati da un illecito antitrust, Quotidiano Giuridico, February 2022.
  • Competition Law in Italy, Second Edition, Part III Administrative Procedure, Wolters Kluwer, 2019.
  • The Cartel and Leniency Review, Law Business Research, Editor Christine A. Varney, Chapter on Italy, January 2016.
  • L’implementazione della direttiva danni da parte del legislatore italiano e il difficile obbiettivo di assicurare un level playing field tra ordinamenti nazionali, in L'Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza in Italia e nell'Unione Europea. Atti del V Convegno biennale Antitrust. Trento, 16-18 aprile 2015 (with Alberto Toffoletto).
  • Private Antitrust Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons, Sweet & Maxwell, Editor Bernardine Adkins and Sam Beighton, Chapter on Italy, December 2012.
  • The Merger Control Review 2013, Law Business Research, Editor Ilene Knable Gotts, Chapter on Italy, August 2012.
  • Diritto dell’Internet - Le vendite on line e la normativa antitrust, Cedam, 2012.