Giulio Cesare Rizza

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Rome)

Cesare Rizza’s practice focuses on Italian and European Union competition law, including State aid law. He appears frequently before the EU courts of law and Italian civil and administrative courts, as well as before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA). Cesare regularly lectures at conferences and is widely published in legal journals. He joined the Brussels office in 1992 and became counsel in 2005. From 1997 to 2001 he worked at the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Luxembourg as legal secretary to late Italian Judge (formerly Advocate-General) A. La Pergola. In 2007 he acted as state aid law advisor for the EC Policy Department of the Office of the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Cesare is currently the Chair of the Permanent Delegation to the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union and the EFTA Court, and a former Chair of the Competition Committee, of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
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Linklaters (London)
Linklaters (Düsseldorf)
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University of Michigan
Hogan Lovells (Munich)
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Paris)


203 Bulletin

François-Charles Laprévote, Theodora Zagoriti, Giulio Cesare Rizza The EU Commission adopts a Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak


On March 19, the Commission adopted a communication (the “Temporary Framework”) setting out a temporary framework for the implementation of less stringent State aid rules in order to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the limited size of the EU budget, most of the (...)

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Frédéric Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Michèle Carpagnano, Daniel Crane, Aymeric de Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien Dos Santos, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Faustine Viala, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis


The unexpected shock provoked by the Covid-19 crisis and the measures taken to limit the spread of the pandemic have affected the functioning of many markets. Throughout the world, competition authorities which, in the last decade, had been enforcing their laws in the context of steady economic (...)

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