Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Giovanni Pregno

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Giovanni Pregno focuses on Italian and EU competition law as well as EU trade law. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Giovanni worked as an associate in an Italian law firm where he practised competition and consumer protection law.

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1327 Bulletin

Andrzej Kmiecik, Catherine Gordley, Giovanni Pregno The Italian Competition Authority condemns two major Big tech companies for discriminatorily limiting access to an e-commerce platform (Amazon / Apple)


On 16 November 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) imposed a fine of € 68.7 million on Amazon and € 134.5 million on Apple for infringing Article 101 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) with regard to the distribution of Apple products over Amazon Marketplace (...)

Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, Rebecca Halbach, Edoardo Canali, Giovanni Pregno, Dilja Helgadottir, Floris-Willem Dierickx The EU Commission proposes an updated list of projects and programs of EU interest annexed to the FDI Screening Regulation


On 29 September 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a draft delegated regulation updating, for the second time, the list of projects and programmes of Union interest annexed to the EU Regulation establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the (...)

Giovanni Pregno, Andreas Reindl The Italian Competition Authority imposes a €102 million fine on a Big Tech company for abusing its dominant position by refusing to feature a competitor’s app on its digital platform (Google / Enel X)


On 27 April 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) imposed a fine of over € 102 million on Alphabet Inc., Google LLC and Google Italy S.r.l. (collectively, “Google”) after concluding that Google had infringed Article 102 TFEU by refusing to include in Google’s own Android Auto app a third (...)

Giovanni Pregno The Italian Administrative Court annuls fines imposed by the Competition Authority for an alleged automotive financial services cartel (Banca / Banque PSA / Santander Consumer Bank / BMW Bank)


On 24 November 2020, the Italian Regional Administrative Court for Lazio (“IRAC”) annulled a decision issued by the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) in the automotive financial services cartel case in which a total fine of € 678 million was imposed (“Decision”). On 20 December 2019, the ICA had (...)

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