Gianluca Faella

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Rome)
Lawyer (Associate) / Adjunct Professor

Gianluca Faella is an associate based in the Rome office. Mr. Faella’s practice focuses on European Union and Italian competition law, as well as regulation, contract and corporate law. He is an adjunct professor of Competition Law & Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and lectures regularly on antitrust law issues in LL.M. courses at various universities. He is a research fellow at the Law & Economics Lab (Rome) and at the LUISS Guido Carli University. Mr. Faella has delivered speeches at numerous conferences on competition matters and is the author of several publications on antitrust, unfair competition law, intellectual property and civil law issues. He authored Politiche di sconti delle imprese dominanti, Giappichelli, Torino, 2012. His recent publications include: “L’obbligo di investire nello sviluppo delle infrastrutture: note a margine di storie parallele”, in Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2012, 297; “Adelante con juicio: limiti e occasioni perse della nuova esenzione per categoria delle intese verticali”, in Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2011, 29; “Above-cost predation: spunti di analisi economica e comparata”, in Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2010, 243; “Squeezing Price Squeeze under EC Antitrust Law”, in European Competition Journal, 2010, 255; “The Antitrust Assessment of Loyalty Discounts and Rebates”, in Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 2008, 375; “Il potere cautelare dell’Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato”, in Giurisprudenza commerciale, 2008, I, 244; “The Implementation of Competition Rules in the Two Years since Modernization”, in Antitrust between EC Law and National Law, Giuffré, Milan, 2007, 13; “Da IMS Health a Merck: misure cautelari e rifiuto di licenza nel diritto antitrust post-modernizzazione”, in Giurisprudenza commerciale, 2007, II, 1234. Mr. Faella joined the firm in 2005. He graduated with honors from the Law School of LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) in 1999 and obtained an LL.M. degree, cum laude, from the Erasmus Universiteit of Rotterdam in 2003. He completed a Ph.D. program in Law and Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University in 2005, during which he was also a research scholar at the New York Law School. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate with Studio Legale Tributario (an Ernst & Young law alliance practice) from 1999 to 2002 and worked as an intern at the Italian Antitrust Authority in 2000. Mr. Faella has been a member of the Rome Bar since 2005. He is a native Italian speaker, is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.


Linked authors

White & Case (Brussels)
European Commission
Matrix Chambers (London)
Hellenic Competition Authority (Athens)
University of Naples "Federico II"


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