Enrico Adriano Raffaelli

Rucellai & Raffaelli (Milan)

Enrico Adriano Raffaelli is a partner at Rucellai & Raffaelli. He studied at the University of Milan where he graduated in law in 1973. He was admitted to bar on 1976 and in 1979 he founded the Law Firm Rucellai & Raffaelli. The main areas of practice are Italian and EU competition law, unfair competition, intellectual property rights. He has specific expertise in the area of competition law, acting in litigation, advising and representing major companies both at a national and EU level. He provides assistance to multinational groups in several different economic sectors, including TV media, insurance, steel, chemical, pharmaceutical, IT, electronic and consumer goods. He is a frequent lecturer on intellectual and industrial property rights, community law and EC and national competition law at conferences and seminars; among the major conferences, the most important of the recent years were those held before the Fordham University of New York, the Ilustre Colegi d’Advocats de Barcelona and the Patent and Trademark Italian Office. He teached Community Law at the Milan Catholic University. He is Honorary President of UAE (European Lawyers Union) of which he is presently President of the Competition Law Commission. He is member of the board of the Associazione Italiana per la tutela della concorrenza, the Italian Section of LIDC (Ligue International du Droit de la Concurrence). He is also member of various associations such as Indicam, the Centromarca institute for the fight against counterfeit, INTA (International Trademark Association), AIPPI (Association International pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle), and LES (Licensing Executive Society. He has been promoting the organisation of the editions of the UAE Treviso Conference on “Antitrust between EC Law and National Law” (the XIV edition took place on 29 October 2020). He received the "excellence award" at the Legalcommunity’s IP & TMT Awards 2016, which took place on May 9, 2016.

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12622 Bulletin

Enrico Adriano Raffaelli The Italian Regional Administrative Court of Lazio provides some lightening on the so–called “overflowing” and their relationship with the protection of competition (Italgas Acega Aps / Isontina Reti Gas)


1. Case examined by T.A.R. Lazio (Regional Administrative Court of Lazio) judgment, n. 3047, Italgas-Acegas-Aps / Isontina Reti Gas of March 20th 2014 . The decision concerns an appeal from a decision of the Italian Competition Authority (the “Authority”) prohibiting a concentration pursuant (...)

Enrico Adriano Raffaelli The Italian Competition Authority clears a merger without demanding remedies in the large scale food distribution sector, while scrutinising the relationship between the suppliers and the distributors (Bolton Group International / Luis Calvo Sanz)


1. The case Bolton Group International / Luis Calvo Sanz On April 20th 2012, Bolton Group International S.r.l. (hereinafter also “Bolton”), notified to the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) the acquisition of 40% of a Spanish competitor, Luis Calvo Sanz S.A. (hereinafter also “Calvo”). Bolton (...)

Enrico Adriano Raffaelli, Michele Curatola The Tribunal of Milan convicts, in the course of proceedings relating to interim measures, the worldwide leader in the production of elastomeric foam products for a below-cost pricing strategy (L’Isolante K-Flex / Armacell)


L’Isolante K-Flex S.r.l., the Italian market leader in the production of specialized and customized elastomeric foam products, filed a request for interim relief before the Tribunal of Milan claiming that its direct competitor, Armacell International GmbH, abused its dominant position in the (...)

Enrico Adriano Raffaelli The Italian Supreme Administrative Court qualifies the independence criteria applicable to the agent pursuant to EU law upholding the appeal filed by a pharmaceutical company to revoke an antitrust fine imposed by the Italian Antitrust Authority (AstraZeneca)


Upholding the appeal filed by the claimant AstraZeneca, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (hereinafter also the “Court”) ruled that the illicit conduct of the agent Pan Service - operating in the market for several principals and bearing all the related economical and financial risks - (...)

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Marina Tavassi, Ginevra Bruzzone, Enrico Adriano Raffaelli Marina Tavassi (Milan Court of Appeal): The development of private enforcement in Italy – the experience of a specialised judge


In this interview, President Marina Tavassi tackles several issues in the field of private antitrust enforcement, drawing on the remarkable experience she has gained as a specialised judge in different Italian Courts. Interview conducted by Ginevra Bruzzone, economist, School of European (...)

Enrico Adriano Raffaelli, Ginevra Bruzzone, Giovanni Pitruzzella Giovanni Pitruzzella (Italian Competition Authority): The Great Transformation - challenges for competition authorities


The mandate of Giovanni Pitruzzella as the President of the Italian Competition Authority coincided with a Great Transformation involving the economy, policy and institutions all over the world and especially in Europe. In this interview, President Pitruzzella discusses the main challenges for (...)


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