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Francesca Miotto

Counsel

Brussels

Miotto Francesca
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.

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 bilingual in English and Italian and also fluent in French, with a good command of Spanish.

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

Antitrust in focus

Publications: 28 FEBRUARY 2020

Antitrust in focus - February 2020

This newsletter is our take on the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business. Philip Mansfield, partner based in London, is our editor this month.

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News: 27 FEBRUARY 2020

Global Antitrust group retains top three ranking by Global Competition Review

For the third year running, Allen & Overy’s global antitrust group has been ranked number three in Global Competition Review’s annual survey of the world’s leading competition practices. 

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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 and generic drug manufacturers (so-called ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements). It has clarified the criteria governing when entry into this type of agreement can breach EU antitrust rules either on the basis that it amounts to an anti-competitive agreement or constitutes an abuse of dominance by the manufacturer of the originator medicine (the originator).

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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 actions. 

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