Jones Day (Brussels)

Renato Antonini

Jones Day (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Renato Antonini has been involved in many of the largest trade defense investigations in the EU and other jurisdictions during his 20 years of practice focused on the EU and WTO trade laws. Renato has extensive experience in EU and Italian customs and export control laws ; he is particularly active on export control mandates for manufacturers of dual-use goods. He also advises clients in EU and Italian competition law, particularly in cartels, state aid, and abuse of dominance issues. Renato has an in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws and practice combined with a great understanding of clients’ commercial interests. Clients Renato has represented include governments as well as large corporations in steel, chemical, energy, financial, and other industries. He has assisted several clients in many EU and BRIC trade defense investigations, such as antidumping, antisubsidy, and anticircumvention investigations, as well as a full range of other trade matters including advising on trade remedy investigations and challenging tariffs. He has successfully defended clients’ interests before governments and courts. Renato recently successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union against the antidumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain fasteners originating in China (C-376/15). Renato is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and has been invited by governments to hold training courses on export controls and trade defense. He is also a member of the International Academy of Customs Law.

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Renato Antonini, Kaarli Harry Eichhorn, Jörg Hladjk, Cristiana Spontoni The EU Commission approves new and amended Member State measures under articles 107(2)b, 107(3)b, 107(3)c TFEU and under the Temporary Framework in order to support the economy after the COVID-19 outbreak


Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has adopted a significant number of State aid measures under Article 107(2)b, Article 107(3)b and under the Temporary Framework. The most recent measures adopted to support the economy and companies affected by coronavirus (...)

Renato Antonini, Kaarli Harry Eichhorn, Jörg Hladjk, Cristiana Spontoni The EU Commission’s Fit for Future Platform selects 15 initiatives to help simplify and modernize EU law after the COVID-19 outbreak


On 5 March 2021, the Commission announced the Fit for Future Platform’s selection of 15 initiatives aimed at simplifying EU law. Launched in May 2020, the Platform gathers a high-level expert group to assist the Commission with simplifying existing EU laws and reducing administrative burdens (...)

Renato Antonini The EU Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager gives a speech on the future of State aid rules for the recovery from the current COVID-19 outbreak


On 16 November 2020, Executive VP and Competition Commissioner Vestager spoke at the State Aid High Level Forum of the Member States, focusing on new State aid rules to respond to the current economic crisis caused by the pandemic. In addition to the Temporary Framework for State Aid, which is (...)

Eva Monard, Renato Antonini, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Matt Evans, Nicolas Brice The German Government tightens foreign direct investment control in light of COVID-19 following the guidance from the EU Commission on possible increased risk of attempts to acquire healthcare capacities


On May 20, 2020, the German Federal government adopted the 15th amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (AWV). The changes to the AWV will be effective shortly, after publication in the Federal Gazette. Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the amendment expands the scope of (...)

Renato Antonini, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Nicolas Brice, Eva Monard, Stefano Crosio, Byron Maniatis, Federico Merino The EU Parliament establishes a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the EU (FDI)


On 21 March 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union (“FDI Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The FDI Regulation (...)

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