Flavio Laina is Head of the Intelligence, Analysis and Forensic IT support unit in the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission. He has held several Head of unit positions in DG Competition, Mergers in the sectors of Energy and Environment, Cartel settlements and, since 2016, the specialised ex-officio investigative unit in the Cartel Directorate. Flavio Laina is an economist by training. He joined the European Commission in 1994, after a professional experience in the financial markets in Italy. He has worked in all the operational areas of DG Competition: State aid, Antitrust, Cartels and Mergers.
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"Commission fines participants in concrete reinforcing bars cartel"* On 17 December 2002 the Commission imposed fines totalling more than € 85 million on eight Italian firms for having organised, between 1989 and 2000, a cartel on the market in concrete reinforcing bars, a product used in (...)
Cartels and leniency policy, Philip Lowe Abstract For already one decade, the fight against cartels has been constituting one of the priority policies of the Commission. The tools the European authority has at its disposal have been appreciably strengthened by the Regulation 1/2003 which (...)