Andrea Usai

DG COMP (Brussels)
Case Handler

Andrea Usai is a Case Handler at the European Commission, DG Competition (Mergers). Prior to that he worked in private practice (Brussels) and, prior to that, as a BlueBook trainee in the unit dealing with antitrust in IT, Internet and Consumer Electronics (DGComp). He holds a PhD from the Universities of Bologna and Strasbourg (2015) and, under the supervision of Professor Richard Whish, he successfully obtained his LLM in Competition Law at King’s College London (2012). During his PhD he focused on the impact of Internal Market, Public Procurement and State Aid provisions on certain authorisations and concession contracts. He has also presented a few papers at international conferences and he has published a few articles in international journals, such as the European Competition Law Review. During his LLM he wrote his dissertation on fairness and efficiency in the enforcement of cartel cases.

Articles

3236 Bulletin

Andrea Usai The Italian Competition Authority decides that the commitments submitted in order to alleviate concerns in terms of an alleged infringement of Art. 101 TFEU should have been published (Arca / Novartis-Italfarmaco)

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The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) decided that, according to Art. 14-ter of Italian Law 287/1990, the commitments that Novartis and Italfarmaco had submitted in order to alleviate concerns in terms of an alleged infringement of Art. 101 TFEU, should have been published, both in its (...)

Andrea Usai The Italian Competition Authority fines a notary association for adopting a decision of an association of undertakings aimed at reintroducing minimum tariffs (Order of Notaries of Milan)

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The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has fined the Order of notaries of Milan a total of 99,403 euro for adopting a decision aimed at limiting the autonomy in the determination of individual notaries’ remuneration by reintroducing repealed minimum tariffs. The aim of the deliberation that (...)

Andrea Usai The Italian Competition Authority opens investigations against 3 telecom operators for an alleged cartel aimed at impeding “BIP mobile” from getting access to the market of mobile services (Telecom Italia, Vodafone and Wind)

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The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has opened investigations against Telecom Italia Spa, Vodafone and Wind for an alleged cartel aimed at forcing dealers not to give access to the downstream market to BIP mobile, the brand new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) mainly acting as an (...)

Andrea Usai The Italian Competition Authority detects and punishes a cartel between a trade association and 20 trucking companies that haul freight to or from Italy aimed at fixing the size and form of price increases applied to their customers (International logistics)

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The Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter “AGCM”) has fined a trade association and 20 trucking companies that haul freight to or from Italy a total of € 76.447.677 for operating a single and complex price-fixing cartel having as its object the restriction of competition for at least five (...)

Andrea Usai The Italian Competition Authority accepts and makes binding commitments to avoid further proceedings into an alleged anticompetitive practice in the paper waste and raw paper material sector (COMIECO)

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The Italian Competition Authority (hereafter Agcm) has accepted and made binding commitments offered by the National Consortium established under Italian private law to rationalize, organize and promote the recovery and recycling of cellulose-based packaging(hereafter “COMIECO”). The Agcm stated (...)

Andrea Usai The Italian competition Authority detects and punishes a cartel between cosmetics and drugs producers aimed at fixing the retail products prices and at weakening the market power of distributors

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The Italian Competition Authority (hereafter Agcm) has fined 16 producers of cosmetics, drugs and soaps a total of € 81.181.335 for operating a complex price-fixing cartel having as its object the restriction of competition which harmed Italian consumers of cosmetics, drugs and soaps for seven (...)

Andrea Usai The Italian Competition Authority investigates a bar association to determine whether its decision constitutes a decision by an association of undertakings with the aim of infringing competition law (Order of Lawyers in Brescia)

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The Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter AGCM) is to investigate the Order of Lawyers in Brescia to determine whether the Order’s decision, which punished for unfair and unbecoming conduct two Italian lawyers of the law firm “Legal Aid for All” (ALT), constitutes a decision by an association (...)

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