Filippo Amato is currently posted as head of trade and economic section in the EU delegation to Cameroon. Filippo Amato has extensive EC competition law, public enforcement, and litigation experience in various industries, including chemicals, automotive, media, agriculture, sport, and services. Before joining Jones Day, Filippo served for seven years as an official of the European Institutions. While at the European Commission, Filippo worked for more than two years at the Directorate General for Competition, where he dealt with a number of merger and antitrust cases, and for three years at the Commission’s Legal Service, where he advised the Commission on cartel and merger cases and was involved in more than 40 court proceedings before the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Between 2002 and 2003 he was seconded to the Court of Justice (at the cabinet of former Advocate General Antonio Tizzano) and during this time was involved with various issues pertaining to the interpretation of European law. Filippo regularly delivers speeches and publishes articles on EC competition law. He graduated from Columbia University (LL.M. 2001) ; College of Europe (LL.M. in EC Law 1998) ; University Institute of European Studies (Postgraduate course in International Trade Law 1996) ; University of Turin (J.D. with honors 1995).