Gian Luca Zampa

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)
Lawyer (Partner)

Gian Luca is based in Rome office and has been a member of the antitrust practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 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.


Linked authors

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)
WilmerHale (Brussels)
BM&A Studio Legale Associato (Treviso)
University of Palermo
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi (Rome)
ASP (c/o Johnson & Johnson Medical NV - Belgium)


65613 Bulletin

Gian Luca Zampa The Italian Antitrust Authority clears with remedies the merger between the two main operators for credit card business (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 European banking group (Unicredit/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 Antitrust Authority opens an abuse of dominance investigation in the railways sector (Rail Traction Company/Rete Ferroviaria italiana-Ferrovie dello stato)


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 Antitrust Authority launches an inquiry on 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 NCA’s decision fining the energy incumbent € 4.5 M for having restricted independent importers to sell gas (ENI / Blugas-Snam)


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, Maura Demattè The Italian Antitrust Authority fines on the basis of Art. 81 EC pharma companies for bid rigging for supply to the public health system (Prodotti disinfettanti)


The Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) has recently completed an Article 81 proceedings against nine suppliers of antiseptic and disinfectants to the public health system levying sanctions totalling approximately € 3.7 million (case I 639). The investigation started in November 2004 and (...)

Gian Luca Zampa, Roberto Grasso The Italian Antitrust 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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