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Niccolò Piga

White & Case (Brussels)

Niccolò Piga is an associate in the Brussels office of White & Case and a member of the firm’s EU law practice group. His practice focuses on European and Italian competition law, including antitrust, State aid and merger control.His expertise includes working on abuse of dominance cases, complex international mergers, cartel investigations, and advising on competition law matters related to state aid. Niccolò assists clients in proceedings before National Competition Authorities, the European Commission and EU courts. Niccolò has experience across a broad range of industries, including digital, oil & gas, petrochemical and transport. Prior to joining White & Case, Niccolò worked as a trainee in the Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission. Niccolò holds LLM degrees from King’s College London and Tilburg University and a Masters in Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also has a bachelor’s degree in law from Tilburg University.

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Katarzyna Czapracka, Assimakis Komninos, Niccolò Piga The EU Court of Justice confirms that an effects-based approach applies to exclusive dealing and clarifies the narrow circumstances under which the conduct of distributors can engage the liability of a dominant company (Unilever Italia)


On 19 January 2023, the EU Court of Justice, answering questions from the Italian Council of State, confirmed that the Intel effects-based approach applies also to exclusive dealing practices and held that competition authorities must duly examine economic evidence produced by dominant (...)


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