Stefano Grassani

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi (Milan)
Lawyer (Partner - Head of Antitrust and Eu practice)

Stefano Grassani is a senior partner and head of the Antitrust Department at Pavia e Ansaldo, in Italy. Holding an LL.M from the University of Michigan (LL.M.), and with dual admissions to the Italian and New York Bars, Stefano is a leading antitrust practitioner with significant experience in both national and EU competition law. He is author of various publications and reviews. Education: University of Bologna (J.D.), University of Michigan (LL.M.). Admitted to practice in 1993, admitted to the New York Bar, 1991. Practice Areas: competition and EU Law, corporate, merger and acquisitions.

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Stefano Grassani An Italian administrative Court addresses the extent to which an allegedly dominant company in the production of certain plant protection products shall be bound to grant or deny competitors access to scientific studies and data thanks to which it could obtain its marketing authorizations (Bayer Cropscience)

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With its judgment of May 16th, 2012 the Tribunale Amministrativo del Lazio (i.e. the lower Italian administrative Court which adjudicates appeals against decisions issued by the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, "IAA") addressed the extent to which an allegedly dominant company (...)

Stefano Grassani The Italian Competition Authority sanctions company for abuse of dominance challenging divisional patent filing in the visual glaucoma drugs industry resting on effects-based approach (Pfizer)

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Evolution or Revolution? The Italian Competition Authority and the Pfizer Decision: A Reply to Thomas Graf* In his last post, Thomas Graf pointed out, as brilliantly and persuasively as he customarily does, the key features and implications of the Jan. 11, 2012 decision of the Italian (...)

Stefano Grassani The Italian Competition Authority finds that a company majority owned by the two leading TV players abused of its dominant position by refusing to improve and adapt its research methodologies (Sky Italia/Auditel)

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Further to a complaint lodged by the satellite channel operator Sky, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato ("IAA") found that Auditel – a company majority owned by the two leading TV players (Mediaset and RAI) who is the de facto monopolist in the Italian market for monitoring (...)

Stefano Grassani The Italian Competition Authority imposes far-reaching undertakings on the merging parties as a condition for the clearance of the acquisition of control over the largest independent operator in the infrastructure sector for TV, radio and telecommunications networks (Digital Multimedia Technologies / Elettronica Industriale)

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On December 14th, 2011, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato ("IAA") imposed far-reaching undertakings on the merging parties as a condition for the clearance of the acquisition of control over Digital Multimedia Technologies ("DMT"), the largest independent Italian operator in (...)

Stefano Grassani The Italian Antitrust Authority addresses the compatibility of certain distribution patterns common in the impulse ice-cream market (Sagit-Contratti Vendita e Distribuzione del Gelato)

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In two separate but related proceedings, the Italian Antitrust Authority ("IAA") addressed the compatibility of certain distribution patterns common in the Italian impulse ice-cream market, which often sees bars and restaurants being tied to the sale of a specific manufacturer ’s brand and/or (...)

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