Francesco Bruno

Linde (Milan)
Trainee Lawyer

Francesco is a trainee lawyer with LL.M in Law and Economics. He joined the law firm Scoccini & Associati at the end of 2014, working in the Antitrust practice of the firm, in particular with respect to Private Antitrust Enforcement. During his academic career, he graduated with a law degree from University of Calabria, with an exchange programme in USA at the Fairmont State University. In addition, he earned his LL.M the European Master in Law and Economics, studying at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, the University of Hamburg and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Francesco has started to work as a trainee lawyer in October 2012 in Southern Italy and then he moved to an important law firm in Milan before joining Scoccini & Associati.


1402 Bulletin

Francesco Bruno, Giovanni Scoccini The Italian Supreme Court applies the principles of Directive 2014/104/EU in favour of claimants in a stand-alone case concerning an abuse of dominant position (Cargest)


Introduction On the 4th of June 2015, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation (hereinafter referred to as “ISC”) overruled a judgment of the Court of Appeal of Rome concerning a claim brought by 52 food distributors against Cargest Srl because of an abuse of dominant position by the defendant. (...)

Francesco Bruno, Giovanni Scoccini The Italian Competition Authority fines eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers for two cartels and applies its new fining guidelines (Intermodale / General Beton Triveneta / Calcestruzzi / SuperBeton)


On 25 March 2015, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) fined eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers. The ICA imposed penalties of more than EUR12.5 million as a result of establishing price fixing and market allocation in the Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region. The investigation was opened (...)

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