Valerio Mosca

Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
Lawyer (Associate)

Valerio Mosca joined Legance Studio Legale Associato in March 2008. He is an associate in the Rome office where he works in the EU, Antitrust and Regulation department. His practice covers a broad range of EC competition law and regulatory matters including merger clearance, issues and proceedings on agreements and abuse of dominant position, EC state aid rules infringements and unfair commercial practices. He graduated summa cum laude at the "Roma Tre" University of Rome in 2006. Before joining Legance, he worked as trainee at the Banking and Financial Directorate of the Italian Antitrust Authority and at Mediobanca. His native language is Italian, he is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French.

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Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
Pirelli

Articles

12867 Bulletin

Valerio Mosca The Italian Administrative Supreme Court reinstates a decision issued by the Competition Authority accepting commitments by the dominant satellite TV company regarding the discriminatory conditions of access to its broadcasting platform (Sky Italia)

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By judgement no. 4773 of 22 September 2014, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (“Consiglio di Stato”) upheld an appeal brought by Sky Italia s.r.l. (“Sky”) and the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, “AGCM”) and reinstated the AGCM decision no. 21316 (...)

Valerio Mosca, Vito Auricchio An Italian civil court issues a judgement finding an abuse of dominant position by airline company, in violation of Article 102 TFEU, consisting in the refusal to grant to online travel agencies access to the information on its flight tickets (Ryanair)

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By judgement no. 7825/2013, the civil court of Milan (Tribunal of Milan) has assessed, from an antitrust perspective, the conducts carried out by Ryanair against Viaggiare S.r.l., an online travel agency (OTA) active in the sale of leisure and travel services, including the sales of Ryanair’s (...)

Valerio Mosca The Italian Administrative Supreme Court reinstates a decision issued by the NCA concerning a market sharing agreement in water management sector, that had been previously annulled by the First Instance Administrative Court (Acea / Suez Environment)

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By judgement n. 5067 of 24 September 2012, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) upheld an appeal by the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter “ICA”) and reinstated the ICA decision no. 17623 of 22 November 2007 (...)

Valerio Mosca The Italian Competition Authority authorizes with conditions the acquisition of certain assets of a shipping company by a company jointly controlled by a private equity firm and by another shipping company (Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione / Ramo di Azienda di Tirrenia di Navigazione)

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1. The sale process of Tirrenia and the proceeding before the European Commission The present concentration concerns the sale of the main assets of the shipping company Tirrenia, previously controlled by the Italian State. Due to the economic and financial difficulties suffered by Tirrenia, on (...)

Valerio Mosca The First Instance Administrative Tribunal of Lazio quashes the decision of the Competition Authority which had found an alleged abuse of dominant position by a crop science compagnie consisting in the refusal to grant access to certain essential studies protected by IP rights (Bayer CropScience)

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The AGCM’ decision By decision n. 22558 of 28 June 2008, the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter "AGCM") ascertained an alleged abuse of dominant position by Bayer CropScience AG and its Italian subsidiary Bayer CropScience S.r.l. (...)

Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Valerio Mosca The Italian administrative court of first instance annuls the decision of the Antitrust Authority which fined Mastercard and eight Italian licensee banks for an alleged violation of Art. 101 TFEU in the definition and application of domestic interchange fees (Mastercard)

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Background The judgement in comment (Judgement of TAR of Lazio n. 6171 of 11 July 2011) has annulled the final decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority ("IAA") of 3 November 2010 ("IAA Decision") which closed the proceeding against Mastercard and eight Italian banks ( the "Parties") and (...)

Denis Fosselard, Valerio Mosca, Vito Auricchio The Italian Competition Authority inflicts a fines over € 12 M upon the main 26 producers of pasta and two associations of undertakings, for allegedly exchanging information and adopting other initiatives to increase prices (Listino prezzi della pasta)

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Background On 26 February 2009, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) fined 26 pasta producers active in Italy (representing approximately 90% of the overall relevant market) and two associations of undertakings claiming that they had entered into an agreement aimed at increasing the prices (...)

Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Valerio Mosca The Italian Competition Authority clears the acquisition of the sole control of Castorama Italia by Groupe Adeo, concerning the market for the retail sale of do-it-yourself products (Groupe Adeo/Castorama Italia)

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Background On 29 January 2009, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) cleared the acquisition of the sole control of Castorama Italia S.p.A. (“Castorama”) by the French company Groupe Adeo S.A. (“Adeo”), both active in the retail sale of “do-it-yourself” (“DIY”) products. The merger met the (...)

Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Valerio Mosca The Italian Competition Authority fines for the second time € 2.22 M a company for not having complied with remedies imposed in a previous merger proceeding (Parmalat/Eurolat)

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Background By decision of 21 May 2008, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) fined Parmalat S.p.A. (“Parmalat”, one of the major Italian players in the milk and dairy sector) for not having complied with the measures imposed by a previous merger decision. The peculiarity of this case is linked (...)

Denis Fosselard, Valerio Mosca, Vito Auricchio The Italian Antitrust Authority fines € 125 M the incumbent telecommunications operator for abuse of dominant position on the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers, including price squeeze practices (Telecom Italia)

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Background On 16 November 2004, the Italian Competition Authority(Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) has imposed a fine of € 152 million on the incumbent telecommunication operator Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia), for abusive behaviours on the fixed network (...)

Denis Fosselard, Valerio Mosca, Vito Auricchio The Italian Antitrust Authority fines the global leader of packaging for liquids and semi-liquids for having failed to comply with a decision prohibiting the acquisition of a company (Tetra Pack - Emilcarta/Agrifood Machinery)

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Background With decision n. 13459 of 29 July 2004, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter “Authority”) has imposed a fine of € 95 million on Tetra Pak International S.A. (“Tetra Pak”), the global leader in the manufacture of packaging for (...)

Denis Fosselard, Valerio Mosca, Vito Auricchio The Italian Antitrust Authority fines EUR 95 M an undertaking for having failed to comply with a decision prohibiting the acquisition of a company based on the notion of de facto control (Tetra Pack - Emilcarta/Agrifood Machinery)

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Background With decision n° 13459 of 29 July 2004, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Italian Competition Authority, hereinafter “Authority”) has imposed a fine of € 95 million on Tetra Pak International S.A. (“Tetra Pak”), the global leader in the manufacture of packaging for (...)

Denis Fosselard, Valerio Mosca, Vito Auricchio The Italian Antitrust Authority declares the incompatibility with EC competition law of a national regulation requiring or facilitating the market sharing within a consortium of manufacturers of matches (Consorzio Industrie Fiammiferi)

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Background With decision n. 8491 of 13 July 2000, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Italian Competition Authority, hereinafter “Authority”) found the existence of a market sharing arrangement carried out within the Consorzio Industrie Fiammiferi (the consortium of the Italian (...)

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