Competition law:

We have more than 20 years of experience in competition law. The team’s capabilities range from dealing with cartels and abuse of dominant position, to assistance in mergers and the drafting of vertical and horizontal agreements.  

We have a network of international contacts that permits us to successfully manage transnational agreements and distribution networks. 

In recent years, the powers granted to the competition authorities have increased significantly. Their ability to influence business activities has a strong impact on companies and ultimately determines their conduct. Authorities can investigate and impose sanctions, and therefore being virtuous and putting in place effective strategies and risk management is important for companies, whatever their sector of activity may be.  

Our team has therefore developed compliance and audit systems that are adapted to the specific needs of the client.  

Additionally, the diffusion of actions before civil courts, especially requests for interim measures and claims for damages, has allowed us to extend our expertise into the field of so-called private enforcement.


 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Assisting a company in a complaint alleging abuses of dominant position before the Italian Competition Authority
  • Represented an undertaking in a cartel case before the Italian Competition Authority. The proceedings were closed without finding any infringements carried out by our client, while the other companies involved in the case (except for one) were all sanctioned
  • Preparation of an antitrust compliance program including a preliminary audit and subsequent trainings as well as the revision of the Client’s code of ethics
  • Notification of a concentration between competitors (closed in phase I)


Italy - Milan - Corso Europa, 10 - 20122

Phone: 0039 02 877820 Mail: info@wlex.it