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Francesca Miotto

Counsel

Brussels

Miotto Francesca
Francesca Miotto

Counsel

Brussels

Francesca acts on the full range of competition law issues across a variety of industries and has dealt extensively with the EU Commission, as well as other regulators around the world. 

Francesca's experience is truly diverse - she has represented clients in several EU investigations, including cartel settlement procedures and abuse of dominance issues. She also has particular experience in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional merger reviews, including two Phase II clearances before the EU Commission (one of which was based on a 'failing firm' defence).

Francesca has considerable experience representing clients before the European courts in Luxembourg and frequently advises on private enforcement matters, having developed particular expertise in this field since the implementation of the Private Damages Directive in the EU.

Francesca is a member of the life sciences group and regularly publishes and speaks on competition law and life sciences topics.

Francesca 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. She is fluent in Italian and has a good command of French. 

Office

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007

Admitted as “avocate” (Brussels, Belgium), 2019

Academic

GDL, Economics for Competition Law, King's College London

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

Experience highlights

Recognition

News & insights

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Publications: 24 FEBRUARY 2021

Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law

Financial investors, including private equity businesses, can be held liable for competition law infringements committed by one of their portfolio companies.

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Publications: 18 FEBRUARY 2021

Penrose review of competition policy

The UK Government commissioned John Penrose MP to undertake an independent review of UK competition policy last September. Penrose was specifically tasked with looking at potential reforms to the UK’s…

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EU’s top court clarifies when a patent settlement agreement can infringe EU antitrust rules

Publications: 10 FEBRUARY 2020

EU’s top court clarifies when a patent settlement agreement can infringe EU antitrust rules

The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has for the first time ruled on the issue of settlement agreements involving a value transfer (monetary or otherwise) between the holder of a pharmaceutical patent…

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Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

An examination of global class action regimes after Godfrey

On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued a landmark antitrust class action decision in Pioneer Corp. v Godfrey which clarified several procedural questions relating to class…

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