European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Paolisa Nebbia

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Legal Secretary

Paolisa Nebbia has joined the Court of Justice of the European Union as Legal Secretary in 2019. Previously, she was counsel in the Shearman & Sterling’s Rome office, where her practice focused on Italian and EU competition law. Paolisa has acquired extensive experience working at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) and at the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato). She has in-depth knowledge of the working and dynamics of public enforcers and has handled several complex and high profile cases. Her experience spans across several sectors, ranging from media to consumer products, e-commerce to sports, and from collective rights management to Services of General Economic Interest. She has held academic appointments in Competition Law and in EU Law at several UK universities, is a former Law Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford and is currently a visiting professor at the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

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36692 Bulletin

Paolisa Nebbia The Italian administration changes merger notification thresholds


After 894 days of discussion, the Italian Parliament has approved, on 2 August 2017, what should be the “annual” competition act — a series of measures that should be adopted on a yearly basis to promote competition. Among the disparate set of measures contained in the new law, concerning a range (...)

Geert Goeteyn, Paolisa Nebbia The EU Commission adopts the Proposal for a Regulation setting out the conditions and procedure by which it may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide information in relation to the internal market and related areas


Hardly picked up by the specialised press, the Proposal for a Regulation setting out the conditions and procedure by which the European Commission may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide information in relation to the internal market and related areas (“the (...)

Paolisa Nebbia An Italian Court awards to a consumer damages amounting to twofold the loss suffered as a result of a cartel among insurance companies after obtaining an ECJ preliminary ruling (Manfredi)


The decision is the final step of the same Manfredi case (ECJ, July 13th, 2006, Manfredi, Joined Cases C-295/04 C-295/04, C-296/04, C-297/04 and C-298/04, [2006] ECR I-6619) which prompted, after Courage (ECJ, September 20th, 2001, Courage and Crehan, Case C-453/99, [2001] ECR I-6297), a (...)

Paolisa Nebbia The Italian Government adopts a decree granting new powers to the NCA and removing certain restrictions to competition in the liberal professions (Bersani’s Decree Law)


The Italian government has adopted, on 30th June 2006, a decree containing urgent measures aimed, inter alia, to improve the state of the Italian economy. Some of the measures envisaged in the decree are relevant to competition law. Among these, the most significant are : the granting of new (...)

Paolisa Nebbia The Italian Administrative Supreme Court confirms a decision of the Competition Authority condemning the formerly State-owned telecommunications monopolist for the abuse of its dominant position on the market of the fixed network telecommunications services for business customers (Telecom Italia / Albacom / Colt Telecom / Tiscali)


A decision of the Italian NCA (Autorita’ Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, “AGCM”) of November 2004 had imposed a fine totalling an aggregate of € 152 millions to Telecom Italia (formerly the State-owned telecommunications monopolist) for abusing its dominant position on the fixed network (...)

Paolisa Nebbia The Italian Supreme Administrative Court confirms the annulment of the "virtual power plants" regulator’s decision aimed to address the problem of lack of competition in the electricity sector (AEEG/ENEL)


In implementing Directive 2003/54, Italian Law 481/1995 gave AEEG (the independent regulatory authority) the task of regulating and monitoring the gas and energy markets. For this purpose, AEEG can, inter alia, fix maximum tariffs to be applied to the regulated services; define guidelines for (...)

Paolisa Nebbia The Italian Competition Authority adopts an interim measure ordering that a firm, dominant in the market for the production of a certain antibiotic, must grant a license for the production of a key ingredient of the antibiotic (Merck / Carbapenem)


Merck manufactures, and holds the patent of, a key active ingredient necessary for the production of an antibiotic (carbapenem) used in the treatment of particular types of infection. Merck’s patent rights have expired in most European countries and outside the EU (except the US) but, due to the (...)

2585 Review

Paolisa Nebbia Competition and unfair commercial practices: The Italian experience


Although consumer law and competition law pursue a similar aim, consumer welfare, it is rather easy to pinpoint the differences in methodology, criteria and approach between the two: the former addresses failures from the demand side by means of a direct control on individual transactions; the (...)

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