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Francesco Carloni

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Francesco Carloni is a partner in K&L Gates’ Brussels and Milan offices where he is a member of the antitrust, competition & trade regulation practice group. Francesco Carloni has extensive experience in notifying mergers and joint ventures with the European Commission and national competition authorities in Europe, coordinating the notification of international transactions globally, and advising on all aspects of antitrust law, including vertical agreements, anti-cartel enforcement, collaborative arrangements, unilateral conduct, e-commerce, EU sector inquiries, public consultations, and state aid. He offers compliance training and develops customized compliance programs adapted to clients’ specific risk profiles. He has extensive experience in the fashion and luxury sector where he represents a number of the most iconic brands globally. He advises leading corporations in a variety of sectors including fashion and luxury, pharmaceutical, IT, digital maps, telecommunications, aviation, chemicals, liner shipping, food, dairy and automotive industries. A New York and Italian-qualified lawyer, Francesco graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and received two LLMs from the College of Europe, Bruges, and Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Fulbright scholar.


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Philip Torbøl, Mélanie Bruneau, Francesco Carloni, Miguel A. Caramello Alvarez, Antoine de Rohan Chabot, Stefano Prinzivalli Castelli, Joanna Kulewska, Matilde Manzi, Ines Sequeira Mendes, Alessandro Di Mario, Nicolas Hipp, Petr Bartoš The EU Commission opens investigation into an alleged anticompetitive agreement between two global tech companies active in online display advertising services (Google / Meta)


The European Commission Opens Investigation into an Allegedly Anticompetitive Agreement Between Two Global Tech Companies Active in Online Display Advertising Services* On 11 March 2022, the European Commission (Commission) opened an investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices by (...)

Michael Murphy, Ayman Guirguis, Christopher Finnerty, Francesco Carloni, Gabriela R. Da Costa, Michal Kocon, Neil Baylis The EU Commission fines four electronic manufacturers for fixing minimum resale prices for online retailers (Asus / Denon & Marantz / Philips / Pioneer)


This article has been nominated for the 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 24 July 2018, in four separate decisions, the European Commission (“Commission”) levied fines totalling EUR 111 million on four well-known manufacturers of (...)


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