Stefania Amoruso

Alcon (Milan)
Head of Legal & Compliance

Stefania joined Legance team in 2009 and from January 2012 was a managing associate. She advised and represented national and international clients before EC Commission, Italian Competition Authority and national courts, in cases concerning mainly cartel proceedings, mergers, and distribution contracts. She now works as a Senior legal counsel for Pirelli (Milan). Stefania graduated cum laude in 2000 and obtained a Master’s degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2002. She practiced in the antitrust and regulatory departments of top rated firms from 2002 until 2007. In 2008 Stefania obtained an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law, where she also worked as research assistant in the Trade Regulation program. Upon graduation, Stefania joined the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Department of Law where she worked as Assistant of the Attorney General, A. Cuomo, for one year, gaining exposure to all aspects of competition advocacy, from participation to investigations through preparation for trial. She has a specific focus on consumer goods, energy and insurance as well as a solid expertise on misleading advertising regulation and case law.

Linked authors

Ashurst (Brussels)
Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
Iliad (Milano)
Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)

Articles

7457 Bulletin

Stefania Amoruso The Italian Competition Authority clears the acquisition of 40% of a Spanish company active in the fishing, production, and sale of canned fish by Italian rival, notwithstanding the high market shares reached by the parties in the relevant markets (Bolton / Calvo)

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The notified transaction On 20 April 2012, Bolton Group International S.r.l. (hereinafter also “Bolton”), a world player in the production and marketing of a wide range of consumer products and the first operator in the Italian markets for canned tuna and salmon operating through “Rio Mare”, (...)

Stefania Amoruso The Regional Administrative Tribunal of Lazio annuls the decision of the Competition Authority which had fined the incumbent postal operator for an abuse of dominant position in the markets for liberalized value-added services (Poste Italiane)

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The AGCM’s decision On December 15, 2011, the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter "AGCM") fined Poste Italiane S.p.A. ("Poste Italiane"), the incumbent operator in the postal sector in Italy, more than EUR 39 million for abusing its dominant (...)

Stefania Amoruso The Regional Administrative Tribunal of Lazio annuls the decision of the Italian Competition Authority which had fined national postal incumbent for an abuse of dominant position in the markets for liberalized value-added services (Poste Italiane)

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The ICA’s decision On December 15, 2011, the Italian Antitrust Authority (hereinafter “ICA”) fined Poste Italiane S.p.A. (“Poste Italiane”), the incumbent operator in the postal sector in Italy, more than EUR 39 million for abusing its dominant position in the markets for liberalized value-added (...)

Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Valerio Mosca The Italian administrative court of first instance annuls the decision of the National Competition Authority which fined a credit card company and eight Italian licensee banks for violating Art. 101 TFEU in relation to domestic interchange fees (Mastercard)

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Background The judgement in comment (Judgement of TAR of Lazio n. 6171 of 11 July 2011) has annulled the final decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority ("IAA") of 3 November 2010 ("IAA Decision") which closed the proceeding against Mastercard and eight Italian banks ( the "Parties") and (...)

Denis Fosselard, Lina Vitolo, Stefania Amoruso The Italian Competition Authority closes the proceeding against nine petrol companies finding no evidence of a cartel in the wholesale market for the supply of bitumen for road construction (Aumento Prezzi Bitume)

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Introduction On 20 April 2011, the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") adopted a decision closing the investigation launched in May 2010 against nine oil companies, Alma Petroli S.p.A., Api-Anonima Petroli Italiana S.p.A., ERG Petroli S.p.A., Eni S.p.A., Esso Italiana S.r.l., IES-Italiana (...)

Denis Fosselard, Lina Vitolo, Stefania Amoruso The Italian Competition Authority closes its first leniency application case finding a price fixing cartel among the three main operators in the market for liquefied petroleum gas (Prezzo per il GPL)

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Background On March 24, 2010, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) issued its first cartel decision based on a leniency application, approximately 3 years after the ICA officially adopted its Leniency Program. The case concerns a ten-year cartel between the three main Italian suppliers of (...)

Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Valerio Mosca The Italian Competition Authority clears the acquisition of the sole control of Castorama Italia by Groupe Adeo, concerning the market for the retail sale of do-it-yourself products (Groupe Adeo/Castorama Italia)

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Background On 29 January 2009, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) cleared the acquisition of the sole control of Castorama Italia S.p.A. (“Castorama”) by the French company Groupe Adeo S.A. (“Adeo”), both active in the retail sale of “do-it-yourself” (“DIY”) products. The merger met the (...)

Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Valerio Mosca The Italian Competition Authority fines for the second time € 2.22 M a company for not having complied with remedies imposed in a previous merger proceeding (Parmalat/Eurolat)

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Background By decision of 21 May 2008, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) fined Parmalat S.p.A. (“Parmalat”, one of the major Italian players in the milk and dairy sector) for not having complied with the measures imposed by a previous merger decision. The peculiarity of this case is linked (...)

Denis Fosselard, Lina Vitolo, Stefania Amoruso, Vito Auricchio The Italian Competition Authority adopts a decision fining four ostomy device manufacturers for alleged bid rigging (Gare per la fornitura di dispositivi per stomia)

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Introduction On 3 August 2007, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) adopted a decision fining four ostomy device manufacturers for an alleged bid rigging. The decision is interesting as it shows the difficulty that pharmaceutical companies face when participating in a tender procedure. In (...)

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