Alessandra Prastaro

Chiomenti (Rome)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Alessandra Prastaro has a post-graduate diploma for Company Lawyers and Human Resources Managers, Tecnopolis, Valenzano (Bari, 1997-98). She qualified as Avvocato and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2000. She joined Clifford Chance in 1998. Alessandra speaks Italian and English. Her experience in recent years includes: Advising a leading cement group in proceedings before the Competition Authority and Administrative Courts in relation to an alleged cartel in the concrete sector; Advising an international pharmaceuticals group in relation to a claim of alleged unfair competition and abuse of a dominant position raised before an ordinary court ; Advising an important banking group in relation to proceedings before the European Commission and Community Courts in relation to alleged State aid.

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Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger between banking groups with both structural and behavioural remedies (Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena/Banca Antonveneta)

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The operation On 7 May 2008, the ICA cleared the merger by which Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) will acquire the whole capital stake of Antonventa with the exception of three undertakings (Interbanca, Interbanca International and Bios Interbanca). The aim of the concentration is to create the (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger between banking groups with structural remedies (Intesa San Paolo/Cassa Di Risparmio Di Firenze)

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The operation Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A (ISP) and Cassa di Risparmio Firenze S.p.A. (CRF) are two Italian banking groups operating also in the financial and insurance sectors. ISP proposed the acquisition of full control of CRF through a share exchange transaction. The market(s) The following (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger in the financial sector with structural and behavioural remedies (UniCredito Italiano /Capitalia)

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The operation The ICA cleared the merger by which UniCredito Italiano (UCI) will absorb Capitalia, which will cease to exist as legal entity. UCI is an international bank based in Italy and listed on the Milan stock exchange. It offers a wide range of banking and financial services in several (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority cleared an acquisition on the cash and valuable transportation market with remedies including returning public licences (Investimenti /Securcontrol - Metropol)

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The operation On 19 April 2007, the Competition Authority cleared with remedies the acquisition by BS, wholly controlled by BS Private Equity S.p.A. (BSPE), of three companies active in securities services, security consulting and in the sale, installation and maintenance of alarm systems. The (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger in the financial sector with remedies, including the granting of non discriminatory access (SSB/Cedborsa)

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The operation Società per i Servizi Bancari (SSB) will absorb Società Interbancaria per l’Automazione-Cedborsa (SIA). SSB is controlled by five major national banks - Unicredito, Intesa SanPaolo, Capitalia, Monte dei Paschi di Siena and BNL -, which are also the clients of SSB and SIA. The (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a major concentration in the banking sector subject to remedies (Banche Popolari Unite/Banca Lombarda e Piemontese)

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The operation Banche Popolari Unite (UBI) and Banca Lombarda e Piemontese are two banking groups based in Italy, after the merger BPU will be the major Italian folk cooperative bank. The market(s) Retail banking, mutual funds, management of customers’ securities portfolios (GPFs and GPM), (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority cleared a merger in the air transport sector subject to the release a certain number of slots in order to comply with an EU merger Commission’s decision (Alitalia /Volare)

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The operation On 13 April 2006, Alitalia notified a take over agreement according to which Alitalia was to acquire control of Volare. In order to overcome the ICA’s concerns, the parties committed to surrender two pairs of domestic slots (Linate-Bari and Linate-Lamezia Terme) and two pairs of (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority cleared a merger in the sector of air transport of passengers subject to slots release in order to comply with an EU Commission’s decision (Alitalia/Volare)

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The operation On 13 April 2006, Alitalia notified a take over agreement according to which Alitalia was to acquire control of Volare. In order to overcome the ICA’s concerns, the parties committed to surrender two pairs of domestic slots (Linate-Bari and Linate-Lamezia Terme) and two pairs of (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger in the media and telecommunications sectors subject to behavioural remedies, including granting of non discriminatory access to the broadcasting network (Reti Televisive Italiane/Ramo Di Azienda di Europa TV)

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The operation On 10 April 2006 the Competition Authority cleared with conditions the acquisition of some assets of the broadcasting network Europa TV S.p.A. (Europa TV), owned by Holland Coordinator & Service Company Italia S.p.A. (71%) and TF1 SA (29%), by R.T.I. Reti Televisive Italiane (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Administrative Tribunal of Lazio confirms the Italian Competition Authority’s decision to clear a merger in the sector of electricity with structural and behavioural remedies (Trasmissione Elettricità Rete Nazionale-Gestore della Rete di Trasmissione Nazionale)

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The operation The Italian Competition Authority, at its meeting of 4 August 2005, approved with conditions the purchase by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. of 29.99% of T.E.R.N.A.’s shares and a division of Gestore della Rete di Trasmissione Nazionale (the company in charge of the national (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority cleared a merger in the baby milk sector subject to ceasing to use certain brands and ensuring product availability in the supermarkets (Koninklijke Numico/Mellin)

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The operation The transaction will result in the acquisition of sole control over Mellin by way of shares purchase. After examining the operation, the ICA concluded that the proposed operation might have worsened the already weak competition in the market for baby milk. In the ICA’s view, the (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger in the tobacco sector with behavioural remedies (British American Tobacco/Ente Tabacchi Italiani)

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The operation The operation is the last step of the privatisation process concerning the activities of Italian State in the tobacco industry. The transaction follows a call for tenders launched by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 2003 and won by British American Tobacco (BAT). (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger in the sector of sugar with remedies (Societa Esercizi Commerciali Industriali -Co.Pro.B.-Finbieticola/Eridania-Eribrand)

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The operation On 1 August 2002, the Authority ruled that the takeover, as originally notified, could give rise to a collective dominant position by Seci-Sadam and Coprob-Finbieticola. Due to the involvement of Finbieticola, which represents sugar beet producers’ associations, the transaction (...)

Alessandra Prastaro, Eleonora Granata The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger in the media sector with behavioural remedies, including granting of non-discriminatory access (Seat Pagine Gialle/Cecchi Gori Communications)

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The operation On 23 January 2001, the Competition Authority authorized with conditions the acquisition by Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A. of Cecchi Gori Communications S.p.A. by way of purchase of shares. SEAT Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A. (SEAT) is an Italian company belonging to the Telecom Italia (...)

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