Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)

Umberto Monarca

Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)

Since November 2005, he is Assistant Professor in SSD SECS-P/06 (Applied Economics), at the Università degli Studi di Foggia, Faculty of Economics, where he teaches Industrial Organization. Since 2005/2006, he has been lecturing and teaching at Luiss Guido Carli University, where he currently teaches Industrial Organization. Since 2002, he is Research Fellow at Research Center “GRIF - Fabio Gobbo” at Luiss Guido Carli University. Since 2013 he is member of executive committee of GRIF. Since 2010 he is responsible of the Green and Renewable Energy Observatory. He has extensive research and advisory experience in industrial economics and politics ; market regulations and infrastructural policies in the transport, energy, telecommunications and local public services sector ; competition, antitrust policies, energy and environmental policies, green technology and renewable resources.

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2212 Bulletin

Umberto Monarca, Ernesto Cassetta, Cesare Pozzi The Italian Council of State annuls a €10.86M fine imposed on a ticket-seller for concluding exclusive agreements and a series of anticompetitive mergers (TicketOne)


The dispute concerns the measure of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) no. 28495 of 22 December 2020, proceeding A523, concerning the finding of an abuse of a dominant position and the imposition of a fine of EUR 10,868,472 on CTS, TicketOne S.p.A., Di and Gi S.r.l. in bankruptcy, F&P (...)

Umberto Monarca, Cesare Pozzi The Italian Council of State confirms the existence of a cartel in the market for corrugated cardboard sheets and corrugated cardboard packaging but asks the Competition Authority to reformulate the fines (GIFCO)


In 2019, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) concluded an investigation and found that two separate agreements had been implemented to distort the competitive dynamics in the market for corrugated cardboard sheets and the market for corrugated cardboard packaging, respectively, in violation (...)

Umberto Monarca, Cesare Pozzi, Ernesto Cassetta The Italian Competition Authority warns that shifting ATM and POS fees from banks to consumers would restrict competition (Bancomat)


Bancomat S.p.A. (formerly Consorzio Bancomat and hereinafter also referred to as ’Bancomat’) is the company that manages the Bancomat and PagoBancomat withdrawal and payment circuits, as well as the related cards, which can be used to make withdrawals at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and (...)

Umberto Monarca, Cesare Pozzi The Italian Competition Authority finds that a fast-food giant abused the economic dependence of franchisees and imposes contractual obligations to remedy the situation (McDonald’s)


The case concerns the franchising activity carried out in Italy by McDonald’s Development Italy LLC (hereinafter MCDI). MCDI - is a U.S. company, with registered office in Wilmington and branch office in Milan, member of the McDonald’s Group (a U.S. company based in Oak Brook, Illinois). The (...)

Umberto Monarca, Cesare Pozzi, Ernesto Cassetta The Italian Competition Authority imposes a record fine of over €1 billion as well as behavioral remedies on an e-commerce company for abusing its dominant position through engaging in discriminatory practices and denying third-party sellers access to certain sales prospects crucial to increasing their visibility on its website (Amazon)


The case concerned a number of companies within the Amazon group (hereafter “Amazon”), including : a) Amazon Europe Core S.r.l., with legal domicile in Luxembourg, which is the company of the Amazon group responsible for the management of the websites of Amazon’s European marketplaces and owner of (...)

Cesare Pozzi, Ernesto Cassetta, Umberto Monarca The Italian Competition Authority fines a national ticket operator for abuse of dominant position in the entertainment sector (TicketOne)


TicketOne S.p.A. (hereinafter "TicketOne") is the leading company in Italy in ticketing, marketing, information and e-commerce services, with specific reference to live music events. TicketOne is controlled by CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA, which holds 99.65% of the share capital. CTS Eventim (...)

Umberto Monarca, Ernesto Cassetta, Cesare Pozzi The Italian Council of State partially confirms the Competition Authority’s fines imposed on an online travel agency for unfair commercial practices (Flygo)


FlyGo is a company active in the online travel agency sector that operates through different websites including In 2016, following a report from Ryanair, Wizzair and the Consumers Union, the AGCM investigated FlyGo’s business practices. The case is very significant, because it (...)

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