Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)

Tommaso Salonico

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)
Lawyer (Partner)

Based in Rome, Tommaso is a partner dealing with competition work and utilities regulation. Recent work includes advising energy companies on black-out responsibility, tariff regulation, stranded cost distribution, quality services, negotiations of supply and purchase agreements, import contracts, development of LNG project, leniency programme, price fixing and share of information cartel cases, outsourcing agreements, discrimination of prices, and litigation on damages for competition law infringements. Tommaso has also represented many companies before the Italian courts interested in challenging regulatory and antitrust resolutions. Before joining the firm, Tommaso worked for Telecom Italia, where he was in charge of regulatory strategies and competition affairs in the regulation and competition policy department. He also worked for six years at the Italian Competition Authority in Rome as director of the department responsible for competition policy in fields such as energy, manufacturing and industry, environment, health services and property. As a professor of competition law, Tommaso has lectured at the Universities of Rome, Naples and Pisa. He is the author of various legal publications, in particular, on telecoms regulation and competition law. He is also a member of the Competition Committee of the Italian Section of the ICC. Tommaso graduated in law summa cum laude from the University of Pisa in 1980. Of Italian mother tongue, he is fluent in English.

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12776 Bulletin

Fabrizio Arossa, Gian Luca Zampa, Tommaso Salonico The Italian Council of Ministers enters into force Legislative Decree no. 3/2017, implementing in Italy the EU Parliament’s Directive no. 2014/104 / EU, which sets rules governing actions for damages caused by infringements of EU and national competition law


Legislative Decree no. 3/2017 (“Decree”) enters into force today, implementing in Italy Directive no. 2014/104 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014, which sets the rules governing actions for damages caused by infringements of EU and national competition law. (...)

Isidoro Niola, Tommaso Salonico The Italian antitrust authority imposes a fine of 10 M € on baby milk producers on the basis of Art. 81 EC after inspections carried out by German, French and Spanish NCAs (Prezzi del latte per l’infanzia - Heinz, Nutricia, Nestlé)


On October 12, 2005 the Italian Antitrust Authority (“IAA”) closed the proceeding started in July 2004 against multinational companies engaged in the production of baby milk. In its final decision, the IAA imposed fines to the following companies: Heinz and Plada (both belonging to the Heinz (...)

Andrea Barbiroli, Tommaso Salonico The Italian Supreme Court recognizes the right of consumers for claim for damages in case of violation of antitrust rules (Mario Ricciarelli/Unipol Assicurrazioni)


With this decision dated 4 February 2005, the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione a Sezioni Unite) ruled over the possibility for consumers to claim for damages for the violation of antitrust rules. In particular, the Court had to decide over two related important issues regarding, on (...)


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