Bird & Bird (Rome)

Lucia Antonazzi

Bird & Bird (Rome)
Lawyer (Associate)

Lucia is an associate in Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property practice, based in Rome. Her practice is focused on Technology & Communications sector and in supporting both national and international companies in drafting and negotiating IT, Intellectual Property and commercial contracts. Lucia has acquired deep knowledge of market dynamics and protection of the rights involved, thanks to attending in depth training courses held by the main European study and research Centres. Before joining Bird & Bird, she worked with major Italian law firms assisting companies in disputes relating to trade agreements and distribution, as well as in matters of unfair trade practices and consumer protection. Lucia holds a Masters in Open Innovation & Intellectual Property from the LUISS Business School and University of Turin (Italy); and a Masters in Antitrust and Market Regulation, University of Rome-Tor Vergata (Italy).Lucia is the author of publications on EU Law, Civil Law and Market Regulation.

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Articles

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Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Competition Authority initiates probe against the incumbent telecom operator and live sports streaming service for possible anticompetitive practices in broadcasting the Serie A football matches (Tim / Dazn)

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On 8 July 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (“AGCM”) opened an antitrust probe against TIM (the Italian incumbent telecom operator) and DAZN (the live sports streaming service) for possible anti-competitive behaviours stemming from the TV rights agreement between the two companies to (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The Italian Competition Authority issues a landmark judgment in a proceeding for unfair commercial practices in the distribution and selling of patented seedless grapes in Italy (Puglia Association of Growers / Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori Puglia / Comitato Liberi Agricoltori e Commercianti Pugliesi e Lucani)

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On 25 May 2021, the Italian Antitrust Authority (“AGCM”) issued a landmark judgment in a proceeding for unfair commercial practices in the distribution and selling of patented seedless grapes in Italy. The proceeding represents one of the few of its kind, not only for the close interlink between (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation on an alleged anticompetitive agreement in the audiovisual market (SIAE)

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On 2 February 2021, the Italian National Competition Authority (“AGCM”) opened an investigation against the Italian Society for Authors and Publishers (“SIAE”) – organisation responsible for the collective management of copyright in Italy – and various trade associations with a view to ascertain the (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the Competition Authority’s judgment ruling that the allocation of broadcasting rights is not the result of an anticompetitive agreement between companies in the pay-TV sector (League/ Infront / Sky / Mediaset)

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On 28 December 2020, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato – "CDS") issued a judgment marking the last act in the national judicial dispute related to the assignment of the Lega Serie A (i.e. the main national professional league in Italy – "the League") broadcasting rights (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The EU General Court partially annuls the Commission inspection decisions ordering several French undertakings active in the distribution sector to submit to dawn-raid inspections (Casino, Guichard-Perrachon / Achats Marchandises Casino) (Intermarché Casino Achats) (Les Mousquetaires / ITM Entreprises)

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In October 2020, the General Court of the European Union (GC) issued an important decision in the joined Casino cases which promises to ensure that competition investigations will be more robust and afford greater protection to companies‘ rights. Both the European Commission (EC) and companies (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Competition Authority renders two decisions in the context of the geo-blocking regulation (PV7 / Telepass / Addebiti) (PV9 / Enel)

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The Geo-blocking Regulation came into force on 22 March 2018. It provides that the Member States shall lay down the rules setting out the measures applicable to infringements of the Geo-blocking Regulation and the enforcement of these provisions falls within the jurisdiction of national (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Competition Authority announces the opening of an investigation against two Big Tech firms for violation of Article 101 TFEU (Apple / Amazon)

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On 22 July, the Italian Competition Authority (the "ICA") announced it had opened an investigation against Apple and Amazon for an alleged violation of article 101 TFEU. Following a complaint received in February 2019 from a retailer who was banned from reselling products on the Amazon market, (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Supreme Administrative Court refers to the EU Court of Justice questions concerning the interpretation and application of Art. 102 TFEU following an abuse of dominance in the electricity market (Enel)

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On 20 July, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato, CDS) referred to the Court of Justice (CJ) several questions concerning the interpretation and application of Article 102 TFEU. In the context of the dispute following the Italian Competition Authority’s decision to (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Supreme Administrative Court rejects an appeal lodged by a multinational drug company against a previous decision ascertaining it as having abused its dominant position by imposing unfair prices for drugs (Aspen)

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On 13 March, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court ("Consiglio di Stato") rejected the appeal lodged by the multinational Aspen Group against the decision of the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio (“TAR”), which fully upheld the decision adopted by the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The Italian Competition Authority sanctions a telecommunications company for having undertaken a complex abusive strategy aimed at hindering the entry of the new infrastructure competitors in the broadband communication services sector (Telecom Italia)

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The Italian Antitrust Authority ("ICA") launched in June 2017 a proceeding for alleged violations of Article 102 TFEU committed by Telecom Italia ("TI") - through a complex abusive strategy aimed at a double purpose: in the retail market, to make its customer base less contestable by other (...)

Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Competition Authority publishes the final report of the big data joint fact-finding survey which was launched in collaboration with the Communications Regulatory Authority and the Data Protection Authority

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On 10 February 2020, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) published the final report of the Big Data joint fact-finding survey, launched in collaboration with the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority ("AgCom") and the Data Protection Authority on 30 May 2017. As part of the (...)

Federico Marini Balestra, Lucia Antonazzi The Italian Competition Authority sanctions telecommunication operators for their participation in a cartel (Assotelecomunicazioni / Fastweb / Telecom Italia / Vodafone...)

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On 7 February 2018, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) initiated an investigation against the major fixed and mobile operators (TIM S.p.A, Vodafone Italia S.p.A, Fastweb S.p.A and Wind Tre S.p.A). The investigation was aimed at verifying whether the companies had coordinated their (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The Italian Supreme Administrative Court accepts appeals against the Authority’s ruling which found that telecommunications companies restricted competition and prevented the development of disaggregated forms of supply of ancillary technical services (Telecom Italia)

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On 23 December, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court ("Consiglio di Stato") accepted the appeals lodged by several companies active in the supply of technical ancillary services and the incumbent network owner, Telecom Italia S.p.A., against the rulings of the Regional Administrative Court (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The Italian Supreme Court rules that an airline company abused its dominant position by refusing to grant online travel agencies the right to intermediate its tickets by accessing its databases and procedures for flight reservations (Ryanair)

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On 12 November, the Italian Supreme Court brought to an end a multi-jurisdictional dispute which began in 2008, related to the Ryanair’s refusal to grant online travel agencies ("OTAs") the right to intermediate its tickets by accessing its databases and procedures for flight reservations. On 4 (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The Italian Regional Administrative Court of Lazio upholds the Competition Authority decision which fined a company for abusing its dominant position in the electricity market (Enel)

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On 17 October 2019, the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio (“TAR”) issued its judgment on the appeal lodged by Enel Group against the decision of the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) issued on 20 December 2018. The ICA had fined the company over EUR 93 million for abusing its dominant (...)

Lucia Antonazzi, Federico Marini Balestra The Italian Regional Administrative Court of Lazio rejects the appeal against abuse of dominance decision in the markets for the management of copyrights (SIAE)

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On 26 September 2019, the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio (“TAR”) rejected the appeal lodged by the Italian Authors’ and Publishers’ Association (the “SIAE”) against the decision of the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) taken on 25 September 2018. In this decision, the Authority had (...)

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