Herbert Smith Freehills (Milan)

Francesca Morra

Herbert Smith Freehills (Milan)
Lawyer (Partner)

Francesca has extensive knowledge of energy regulatory matters (including TPA exemption, REMIT, MiFID, EMIR, MAR, unbundling, FDI etc.), industry contracts (EPC and O&M contracts, drilling contracts, LNG and natural gas sale agreements, power purchase agreements, storage agreements, transportation agreements, regasification contracts, general terms of supply to final customers, energy efficiency contracts etc.), M&A and in the development of power projects (both from conventional and renewable sources and merchant lines) and gas infrastructures (LNG regasification terminals, gas storages, pipelines). She also advises on competition matters, including merger control, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuses of dominant position, state aids and on consumers’ protection law. She is recognised as one of the leading experts in Italy in the energy sector by various publications such as Chambers (Up and Coming), Legal500 (Leading Individual), Who’s Who Legal Energy, LegalCommunity, TopLegal and Class Editori. Francesca has been recognised as "Energy Lawyer of the Year" in the ranking of Forty-under-40 by LegalCommunity, a leading legal publication in Italy and "Lawyer of the Year - Renewables" in the fifth annual Top Legal Industry Awards in Italy.

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Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli, Partners (Roma)
Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli, Partners (Roma)
Linklaters (Milan)


28726 Bulletin

Claudia Cattarin, Francesca Morra, Silvia d’Alberti The Italian Government issues legislation giving, inter alia, power to the Antitrust Authority to impose interim measures (Bersani Decree)


The new legislation Last July, the Italian Government issued legislation (Law Decree of 4 July 2006, named the Bersani Decree after its promoter) which, inter alia, gave the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) the power to impose interim measures. In particular, the Bersani Decree amended the (...)

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