Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Rome)

Giulio Cesare Rizza

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Rome)

Cesare Rizza is a Counsel with Cleary Gottlieb based in the firm’s Rome office. His 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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1502 Bulletin

Matteo Beretta, Alice Setari, Riccardo Tremolada, Mario Siragusa, Marco D’Ostuni, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Gianluca Faella, Saverio Valentino, Fausto Caronna, Marco Zotta The Italian Parliament amends competition law with the 2021 Annual Competition law scheduled to enter into force in August 2022


On August 5, 2022, the Italian Parliament adopted Law No. 118, the “2021 Annual Competition Law” (the “ACL”). The ACL, which will enter into force on August 27, 2022, amends the Italian Competition Law (Law No. 287/90) to further align the Italian antitrust law to EU rules, which have (...)

Giulio Cesare Rizza, Elio Maciariello The Italian Regional Administrative Court of Lazio rules that completed mergers cannot be considered part of an abuse of dominance strategy (TicketOne)


A Completed Merger Cannot Be Considered as Part of an Abusive Strategy in the Framework of a Later Article 102 Decision* The Regional Administrative Court of Lazio, Italy (the “TAR Lazio”), annulled a decision by which in 2020 the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) had imposed a fine (...)

François-Charles Laprévote, David Perez de Lamo, Giulio Cesare Rizza The EU Commission adopts State aid framework following similar COVID-19 framework providing loan guarantees, tax-breaks and other measures for energy-intensive industry


On March 23, 2022, the Commission adopted a Communication setting out a temporary framework for the implementation of State aid rules to support the economy following the conflict in Ukraine (the “Temporary Crisis Framework”), shortly after consulting with the Member States. The Temporary (...)

Maurits Dolmans, Robbert Snelders, Richard Pepper, Frédéric de Bure, Laura Ballester, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Romina Polley The EU Commission publishes a call for contributions to determine if and how competition policy can better support the European Green Deal


On October 13, 2020, the European Commission published a call for contributions to determine if and how EU competition policy can better support the European Green Deal. The European Green Deal is a comprehensive action plan aimed at making Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent (...)

François-Charles Laprévote, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini, Alessandro Comino The EU Commission launches public consultation on a proposed new instrument to address distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the internal market


On June 17, 2020, in response to calls from the European Council and certain Member States, the European Commission published a White Paper setting out its proposals for a comprehensive set of new tools to tackle the potentially competition-distorting effects of foreign subsidies on the (...)

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 (...)

7301 Revue

Mario Siragusa, Giulio Cesare Rizza EU Competition Law : Vol. III - Cartels and Collusive Behaviour - Restrictive Agreements and Practices between Competitors (ed.2), Mario SIRAGUSA et Cesare RIZZA


Cette rubrique Livres recense et commente les ouvrages et autres publications en droit de la concurrence, droit & économie de la concurrence et en droit de la régulation. Une telle recension ne peut par nature être exhaustive et se limite donc à présenter quelques publications récentes (...)

Frederic Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Carpagnano Michele, Daniel A. Crane, Aymeric De Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves, 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, Viala Faustine, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis


Le choc inattendu provoqué par la crise du Covid-19 et les mesures prises pour limiter la propagation de la pandémie ont affecté le fonctionnement de nombreux marchés. Partout dans le monde, les autorités de la concurrence qui, au cours de la dernière décennie, avaient appliqué leurs lois dans (...)


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