European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Francesco Tognato

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Francesco Tognato is a trainee at the EU Court of Justice, Luxembourg. Before now, he was an associate at Portolano Cavallo. In 2021 he earned a law degree from the University of Milan with a European Union competition law thesis titled “The Google Saga and What It Teaches about Implementing and Developing Regulation of Abuse of Dominant Position.” He works with Italian and foreign companies in the areas of intellectual property and antitrust, both in court and out. During his university career he spent a semester in the law department at the Université Reims Champagne – Ardenne, in France. Francesco participated in the twenty-seventh Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He is currently a junior coach for the University of Milan team. In 2020, he worked with the Centre of Research on European and Transnational Dispute Settlement of the University of Milan.


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1420 Bulletin

Enzo Marasà, Irene Picciano, Francesco Tognato The EU Commission adopts the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Guidelines signalling tougher enforcement on digital firms


On May 10, 2022, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted Regulation 2022/720, i.e., the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“New VBER”), together with the new Vertical Guidelines (“New Guidelines”), both of which will enter into force on June 1, 2022. The new VBER concludes the (...)

Francesco Tognato, Irene Picciano, Enzo Marasà The Italian Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €1.128 billion for abuse of dominance by making exclusive advantages for its online marketplace conditional upon the purchase of its logistics services (Amazon)


On December 9, 2021, the Italian competition authority (the “ICA” or “AGCM”) has levied its highest ever administrative fine—€1.128 billion—on Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l., Amazon Services Europe S.à .r.l., Amazon EU S.à r.l., Amazon Italia Services S.r.l., and Amazon Italia Logistica S.r.l. (...)

Enzo Marasà, Irene Picciano, Francesco Tognato The EU Commission fines three car manufacturers €875M for collusion over technical development of emission technologies (BMW / Daimler / VW)


On November 12, the European Commission (“Commission”) fined automotive manufacturers—namely Daimler, BMW, and the Volkswagen Group (collectively, the “Undertakings”)—for a total amount of EUR 875,189,000 for breach of Article 101(1) of the Treaty of Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) (...)

Enzo Marasà, Irene Picciano, Francesco Tognato The EU Court of Justice issues a long-awaited judgment clarifying the extent of an undertaking’s liability in follow-on actions (Sumal / Mercedes Benz Trucks España)


On October 6, 2021, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ” or “Court”) issued a long-awaited decision in case C-882/19, Sumal SL (“Sumal”) v Mercedes Benz Trucks España SL (“MBTE”). The judgment shed light on whether, under EU competition law, the victim of (...)


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