Fausto Caronna’s practice focuses on European Community law and European and Italian antitrust laws.

Fausto assists clients on abuse of dominance proceedings, restrictive practices and cartels, merger control, unfair commercial practices, misleading advertising, business-to-consumer agreements, and consumer protection law, with a focus on banking and insurance sectors and electronic communication industry. He appears frequently before the Italian civil and administrative courts, as well as before the Italian Antitrust Authority.

Fausto joined the firm in January 2002 and became a senior attorney in 2011.

Selected Activities

Member, Milan panel of the Banking and Financial Ombudsman (ABF)

Publications

Italian Competition Law Reform,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, August 16, 2022 (co-author)

Regole nuove per i contratti della filiera alimentare,” in Link IBC, July 2022.

The Unfair Trade Practices Directive for the Agri-Food Supply Chain in Practice: A Complex Reality for Multinational Food Business Operators,” in European Food and Feed Law Review, 2022. 

“Italian Consumer Law” chapter, in Diritto Antitrust, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, 2021.

“A reassessment of the relationship between competition law and sector-specific regulation” (co-author M. Siragusa), in Competition Law as Regulation, Ascola Series, OUP, 2015.

“Criteri e parametri per la valutazione delle fattispecie antitrust nel settore assicurativo: una ricognizione critica della recente prassi decisionale dell’AGCM” (co-author M. Siragusa), in La disciplina della concorrenza in ambito assicurativo, edited M. Frigessi di Rattalma, Giappichelli, 2014.

“Le pratiche commerciali scorrette e il credito ai consumatori”, in Bancaria, December 2011.

“L’attività di tutela dei consumatori dell’Autorità Antitrust: un primo bilancio” (co-author M. Siragusa), in Bancaria, October 2011.

“L’abuso di posizione dominante”, Part III, chapters 10 and 11, Economia e Diritto Antitrust – Un’Introduzione, L. Prosperetti, M. Siragusa, M. Beretta and M. Merini, Carocci Editore, 2006.

“Article 81 as a Tool for Controlling Minority Cross-Shareholdings between Competitors”, in European Law Review, 2004, vol. 29, pp. 485-500.

“Some Reflections on the European Union’s Developing Economic Constitution”, in Ars Interpretandi – Journal of Legal Hermeneutics, issue: International Justice and Interpretation, 2001, pp. 271-294.

Events

  • “Un tentativo di inquadramento sistematico del divieto delle pratiche aggressive”, during the conference organized by the University of Ferrara on La disciplina generale delle pratiche commerciali scorrette e regolazioni di settore: il diritto italiano al vaglio della Corte di Giustizia UE, 24-25 November 2017
  • “La Giurisprudenza della Corte di Giustizia: profili comparatistici”, during the conference organized by University “Roma Tre” on La Direttiva Consumer Rights: impianto sistematico della direttiva di armonizzazione massima, April 28, 2015.
  • “Le pratiche commerciali scorrette e le intese restrittive della concorrenza in danno ai consumatori nel settore bancario e finanziario” (co-author M. Siragusa), during the conference organized by the University of Le pratiche commerciali scorrette e la pubblicità ingannevole, February 21-22, 2011, Milan.
  • “Le competenze dell’Antitrust in materia di diritto dei consumatori”, during the Italian Antitrust Authority conference at the University “Roma Tre” and LUISS – Roma, su Il diritto dei consumatori nella crisi e le prospettive evolutive del sistema di tutela, January 29, 2010.
  • Le pratiche commerciali scorrette: l’intervento dell’Autorità Antitrust”, during the conference Le pratiche commerciali scorrette e le condotte anticoncorrenziali nei settori bancario e finanziario, assicurativo, delle utilities e delle telecomunicazioni, July 1-2 2009, Milan.