Igor Taccani

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Lawyer (Réferendaire)

Référendaire at the Court of justice. He is an Italian qualified lawyer and an EU official. Prior to joining the Court of justice, he practiced competition law in Brussels in two international law firms (Latham & Watkins and Shearman & Sterling). He has also worked in three different competition authorities (European Commission, Italian Competition Authority and German Federal Cartel Office). He regularly lectures EU and Italian Competition Law in Italy. He received his law degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Genoa, Italy, and he holds an LLM Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cologne, Germany, and a Public Certificate in International Law from the University of London (Queen Mary College).

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4848 Bulletin

Igor Taccani, Pablo Alejandro Purro The Italian Administrative Court annuls the Competition Authority’s decision to reject commitments offered by a credit card company in order to address competition concerns relating to interchange fees (MasterCard)


I. Introduction On 16 November 2010, the Regional Administrative Tribunal of Latium (the “TAR Latium”) annulled a decision by which the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”), rejected the commitments proposed by MasterCard in a proceeding pursuant to Article 101 TFEU (the “Commitments”). (...)

Igor Taccani The Italian Supreme Administrative Court interprets the EC Merger Regulation and denies national jurisdiction over a merger seven years after its clearance (Mediobanca)


Introduction By a judgment of 16 July 2009, the Consiglio di Stato(Italian Supreme Administrative Court, the “Court”) has set aside a judgment of the Regional Administrative Tribunal of Latium (the “TAR Latium”) that recognized jurisdiction of the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) to (...)

Igor Taccani The Italian Supreme Court underlines the need for correct market definition in a private enforcement case concerning an alleged abuse of dominant position (Cetel / Enel)


Introduction In one of the few cases involving antitrust litigation it dealt with so far, the Corte Suprema di Cassazione (Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest civil court, the “Court”), on 13 February 2009, handed down an important judgement in which it underlined the need for accurate (...)

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