Francesco Liberatore

Squire Patton Boggs (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Francesco Liberatore advises clients on all aspects of the application of antitrust and competition laws. On the behavioral side, Francesco’s practice includes bringing and defending all types of competition disputes before EU and U.K. regulators, as well as managing internal investigations, dawn raids, and counselling on compliance issues and various commercial agreements. He has particular experience in the pharmaceutical, technology, and telecoms sectors. On the transactional side, Francesco’s practice includes handling U.K. and EU merger control filings, as well as advising and coordinating multijurisdictional merger control strategies. He also advises private equity investors, banks, and other financial investors on arbitrage opportunities. Francesco’s litigation experience includes representing clients in matters before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division, and the European Courts. Prior to joining Jones Day, Francesco gained in-house experience at Orange and Verizon Business, and he now advises on a wide range of electronic communications regulatory issues, including access and interconnection, spectrum, licensing, Voice over IP (VoIP) validation, and encryption controls, particularly in emerging markets.

Linked authors

Morgan Lewis (London)
London School of Economics
Jones Day (London)
Jones Day (London)
Jones Day (Brussels)
Jones Day (Dusseldorf)
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Articles

3819 Bulletin

Frances M. Murphy, Francesco Liberatore, Marguerite Lavedan The EU Commission signs an agreement with the Swiss Competition Commission to strengthen cooperation between them and enable the exchange of information on antitrust matters

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The European Commission (EC) and the Swiss Competition Commission (SCC) have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation between them and enable the exchange of information on antitrust matters. The agreement will enter into force once it has been approved by the European Parliament and the (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Francesco Liberatore, Johannes Zöttl The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) institutes a new supra-national African competition law regime

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A new supra-national African competition law regime, the COMESA Competition Commission ("CCC"), began operations in January 2013. This new regime includes new merger control regulations likely to have a significant impact on international businesses with local operations in the region. The CCC (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Francesco Liberatore, Lynette Zahn The UK OFT publishes updated guidelines on its decisionmaking processes, in preparation for a wider reform of the UK competition law regime

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The UK Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") has published updated guidelines on its decisionmaking processes, in preparation for a wider reform of the UK competition law regime. The goals of the OFT’s revised procedures are quicker and fairer decisions by the OFT in enforcing UK and EU antitrust (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Francesco Liberatore The EU General Court confirms that leniency documents produced under the Commission’s leniency program are not exempt from disclosure in civil actions (Energie Baden-Württemberg)

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A recent ruling from the EU General Court ("General Court") in EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG v Commission confirms that leniency documents produced under the European Commission’s ("Commission") leniency program are not exempt from disclosure in civil actions in the EU. Earlier this year, the (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Francesco Liberatore The EU Court of Justice rules that EU law does not exempt leniency documents lodged with national competition agencies from requests for disclosure in private actions (Pfleiderer)

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On 14 June 2011, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that EU law does not exempt leniency documents lodged with national competition agencies ("NCAs") from requests for disclosure in private actions. In a reference for preliminary ruling from a German court, Pfleiderer v (...)

Francesco Liberatore, Jarleth M. Burke, Nicholas Cotter The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal publishes an appeal by mobile operator challenging UK telecoms and media regulator’s refusal to allow 3G services deployment (O2, OFCOM)

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On 26 May 2010, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal published an appeal by mobile operator O2 against the Office of Communications (OFCOM), the UK telecoms and media regulator, challenging OFCOM‘s refusal to allow deployment of 3G services in 900 Mhz frequencies. In a case likely to have EU-wide (...)

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