Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)

Gian Luca Zampa

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)

Gian Luca is a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer based in the firm’s Rome office and has been a member of the antitrust practice since 2001. Gian Luca spent 2000-2001 on secondment in the antitrust department of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York. He was elected to the partnership in 2005 and his main practice areas cover the whole range of antitrust issues from EU, Italian and international merger control, to horizontal and vertical agreements and cartel investigations, both at EU and Italian level, as well as state aid. He has substantive media and communications experience. Before joining the firm Gian Luca was with the Italian Antitrust Authority, where he worked as officer and case handler dealing with television and radio broadcasting and transportation markets. Gian Luca has represented the Italian Antitrust Authority in hearings for communication, sports and transportation cases pending before the European Commission and has acted as co-rapporteur during EU advisory committees (mergers, cartels and dominance cases) to the Commission. He published articles on antitrust matters both in international and Italian law journals. Gian Luca graduated cum laude from the University of Bologna in 1992. In 1995 Gian Luca was granted an LLM by the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College (EC competition law), and in 2000 received an LLM from the Law School of Columbia University (antitrust/law and economics). He was admitted to the bar in Italy in 1995 and in New York in 2003. Gian Luca speaks Italian and English.


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James Aitken, Christopher Stothers, Gian Luca Zampa The EU General Court rules that pay-for-delay patent settlements can be illegal agreements but annuls abuse of dominance finding (Servier)


The General Court has given eight judgments on a Commission fining decision concerning patent settlements entered into by Servier and five competitor producers of generic drugs, reducing the fines from a total of € 428 million to € 315 million. The Court broadly upheld the fines based on Article (...)

Fabrizio Arossa, Gian Luca Zampa, Tommaso Salonico The Italian Council of Ministers enters into force Legislative Decree no. 3/2017, implementing in Italy the EU Parliament’s Directive no. 2014/104 / EU, which sets rules governing actions for damages caused by infringements of EU and national competition law


Legislative Decree no. 3/2017 (“Decree”) enters into force today, implementing in Italy Directive no. 2014/104 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014, which sets the rules governing actions for damages caused by infringements of EU and national competition law. (...)

Gian Luca Zampa The Italian Competition Authority clears merger between two main operators for credit card business, subject to remedies (Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane / Cartasì)


On 27 March 2009, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) conditionally cleared the acquisition of SI Holding (SI), the financial holding company controlling the CartaSì Group, by Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane (ICBPI). Both SI and ICBPI are controlled by Italian banks, which (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Roberto Amore The Italian competition authority fines more than € 3 M Rome and Milan airport managers for abuse of dominant position (Aeroporti di Roma-Tariffe Aeroportuali / SEA/Tariffe aeroportuali)


ADR (Rome) and SEA (Milan) have been fined for overcharging competitors for refuelling services; ADR has also been fined for excessive prices for access services to Fiumicino’s cargo infrastructures and office space, while SEA has been sanctioned for excessive charges for the provision of common (...)

Elena Gilardi, Gian Luca Zampa The Italian Competition Authority gives conditional clearance to a merger giving rise to one of the largest EU banking group (Unicredit Italiano / Capitalia)


On 18 September 2007 the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) decided to authorize the merger between Unicredito Italiano S.p.A (also Unicredit) and Capitalia S.p.A. (Capitalia) (collectively as the Parties), subject to a number of structural and behavioural remedies. The transaction, through (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Rosaria Arancio The Italian Competition Authority opens an abuse of dominance investigation in the railways sector (Ferrovie dello Stato / Rete Ferroviaria Italiana)


On 18 September 2007, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) opened an investigation under Article 82 of the EC Treaty against Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A. (FS) and its subsidiary Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A. (RFI). RFI is the railway infrastructure monopolist as it is the sole operator, (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Giovanni Barone The Italian Competition Authority launches an inquiry into oil companies and raids premises searching for alleged anticompetitive parallelism pricing on the basis of Art. 81 EC (Prezzi dei carburanti in rete)


At the end of January 2007, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) launched an investigation under Article 81 of the EC Treaty against nine oil companies, alleging the existence of a price coordination mechanism in the Italian roadside petrol market. The undertakings involved include market (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Rossella Incardona The Italian Competition Authority opens investigations into two airports for alleged excessive pricing and abuse of dominant position (Aeroporti di Roma / Milano)


On 14 December 2006, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) has initiated two formal investigations on the market for the management of airport infrastructures in relation to the airports of Rome and Milan. Following a complaint by IBAR, the association representing the air carriers active in (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Maura Demattè The Italian Supreme Court upholds the Competition Authority’s decision to fine the energy incumbent €4.5 million for having restricted independent importers to sell gas (ENI)


On 6 November 2006, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di stato) endorsed findings that ENI, the vertically integrated Italian gas incumbent, had failed to comply with the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) 2002 decision (Blugas-Snam)whereby ENI was found to have hampered the (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Roberto Grasso The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation for abuse of dominance in the market for autoclaved cellular concrete (Italgasbeton / RDB)


On 14 December 2005, the Italian Antitrust Authority (“IAA”) opened proceedings under Article 82 EC Treaty - as well as under the correspondent national provision - against RDB S.p.A. (“RDB”) and its controlled company RDB Hebel S.p.A. (“RDBH”), for an alleged abuse of dominant position in the (...)

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