Herbert Smith Freehills (Milan)

Francesca Morra

Herbert Smith Freehills (Milan)

Francesca Morra is a partner at the Milan office of Herbert Smith Freehills. She 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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29751 Bulletin

Francesca Morra, Giacomo Bedeschi The Italian Council of State partially upholds the Competition Authority’s decision to fine undertakings for cartel conduct in the market for production and marketing of corrugated cardboard packaging (Alliabox / Ondulati del Salvio / Sandra / Topazzini)


The Consiglio di Stato (the Italian Supreme Administrative Court) has upheld the decision of the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA"), and confirmed the existence of price fixing and market sharing cartels concerning the production and marketing of corrugated cardboard packaging. The (...)

Francesca Morra, Daniel Vowden, Adrian Brown The Italian Council of State refers to the EU Court of Justice an antitrust appeal questioning the Court’s jurisdiction and the validity of its revocation rules (Avastin / Lucentis)


On 18 March 2021, the Italian Administrative Highest Court (Consiglio di Stato) referred a case to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling regarding a request for revocation of its judgment with regard an antitrust infringement by Novartis-Roche. The CJEU has been asked to rule on whether the (...)

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 (...)


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