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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

Person wearing protective clothing and holding apparatus in science lab

Blog Post: 24 FEBRUARY 2021

EU – Parallel trade in the life sciences sector – Q&A

On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, Allen&Overy (Belgium) LLP hosted a webinar on the key developments in parallel trade of pharmaceuticals in 2020. In this blog post, we discuss a few key topics and…

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Antitrust in focus

Publications: 05 OCTOBER 2020

Antitrust in focus - September 2020

This newsletter is our take on the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business.

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A metal staircase against a white concrete wall

Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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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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