Gianluca Faella’s practice focuses on competition law, State aid, economic regulation (including electronic communications, media, energy, and postal services), intellectual property, contract law, and litigation.

Gianluca joined the firm in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate with Studio Legale Tributario (an Ernst & Young law alliance practice) from 1999 to 2002 and worked as an intern at the Italian Antitrust Authority in 2000.

Selected Activities

Professor of Competition and Intellectual Property Law and of Comparative Law, Università degli Studi Link Campus University of Rome

Adjunct Professor of several courses on antitrust, regulation, and law and economics, Luiss Guido Carli University (2011-2012 and from 2015)

Adjunct Professor of Competition Law and Policy, University of Siena (2014-2018)

Adjunct Professor of Law and Economics, Federico II University of Naples (2013-2016)

Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property, University of Bologna (2013-2014)

Research Fellow, Law and Economics Lab (Rome) and Luiss Guido Carli University

Publications

Gianluca is the author of several publications on antitrust, unfair competition law, intellectual property, and civil law issues. This includes:

“Italy,” The Dominance and Monopolies Review – Edition 9, 2021.

“Italy,” The Dominance and Monopolies Review – Edition 8, 2020.

EU Competition Law Volume VI: Vertical Restraints, co-editor and author, Claeys & Casteels, April 2020.

EU Overview,” with M. D’Ostuni and M. Becchimanzi, in The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, December 2019, 79.

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: An Introduction to Competition Issues,” Competition Law & Policy Debate, October 2019.

Italy,” The Dominance and Monopolies Review – Edition 7, 2019.

EU Overview,” with M. D’Ostuni and M. Becchimanzi, in The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, November 2019, 88.

Italy,” The Dominance and Monopolies Review – Edition 6, 2018.

Le efficienze nei casi di abuso: un’analisi economica e comparata, in Studi in onore di Roberto Pardolesi, edited by F. Di Ciommo, 2018, 431.

“Italy,” with M. Beretta, The Dominance and Monopolies Review, edited by M. Dolmans, Law Business Research, London, 2017, 200.

“EU Overview,” with M. D’Ostuni and M. Becchimanzi, in The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, 2017, 54.

“Italy,” with M. Beretta, The Dominance and Monopolies Review, edited by M. Dolmans, Law Business Research, London, 2016, 203.

“The Efficient Abuse: Reflections on the EU, Italian and UK Experience,” Competition Law & Policy Debate, 2016, 33.

“Price parity clauses and online platforms: an introduction,” with R. Grasso, Competition Law & Policy Debate, 2015, 22.

“Italy,” with M. Beretta, The Dominance and Monopolies Review, edited by M. Dolmans, Law Business Research, London, 2015, 217.

“I soliti sospetti: storia di liberalizzazioni e abusi,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2014, 283.

“Foreclosure della rete per effetto di sub-investimento strategico,” with R. Pardolesi, Annuario di diritto dell’energia, edited by G. Napolitano-A. Zoppini, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014, 131.

“Italy,” with M. Beretta, The Dominance and Monopolies Review, edited by M. Dolmans, Law Business Research, London, 2014, 179.

“The efficiency defence in abuse cases: Some reflections on the Italian experience,” with A. Schettino, Concurrences, n. 2-2014, 20.

“Strategic Underinvestment as an Abuse of Dominance under EU Competition Rules,” with P. Merlino, World Competition, 2013, 513.

“Vertical Agreements,” Handbook on European Competition Law, edited by D. Geradin-I. Lianos, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2013, 174.

“L’incerto status dei prezzi predatori e degli sconti selettivi nel diritto antitrust europeo,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2013, 267.

“Italy,” with M. Beretta, The Dominance and Monopolies Review, edited by M. Dolmans, Law Business Research, London, 2013, 153.

“Trends and Problems of the Antitrust of the Future,” with M. Siragusa, Antitrust between EC Law and National Law, edited by E.A. Raffaelli, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2013.

“L’obbligo d’investire nello sviluppo di infrastrutture: note a margine di due storie parallele,” with P. Merlino, Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2012, 297.

Politiche di sconti delle imprese dominanti, Giappichelli, Turin, 2012.

“Adelante con juicio: limiti e occasioni perse della nuova esenzione per categoria delle intese verticali,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2011, 29.

“Above-cost predation: spunti di analisi economica e comparata,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2010, 243.

“L’abuso di posizione dominante (art. 3, L. 10.10.1990, n. 287),” with M. Siragusa and E. Guerri, Codice commentato della concorrenza e del mercato, edited by A. Catricalà-P. Troiano, Utet, Turin, 2010, 1088.

“Squeezing Price Squeeze: la compressione dei margini nel diritto antitrust comunitario,” with R. Pardolesi, Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2010, 29.

“Squeezing Price Squeeze under EC Antitrust Law,” with R. Pardolesi, European Competition Journal, 2010, 255.

Foreclosure, Predation and Competition on the Merits: An Analysis of Bundled Discounts

“Decisioni d’accettazione degli impegni, consent order e consent decree: l’antitrust e i limiti del potere,” Nuovi modelli e tecniche sanzionatorie nel diritto della concorrenza, edited by A. Frignani, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Naples, 2009, 825.

“La revisione della disciplina delle intese verticali nel settore automobilistico,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2008, 613.

“The Antitrust Assessment of Loyalty Discounts and Rebates,” Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 2008, 375.

“Il potere cautelare dell’Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato,” Giurisprudenza commerciale, 2008, I, 244.

“Incentivi alla fedeltà ed esclusione: sconti e premi fidelizzanti,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2008, 117.

“Gli impegni e le misure cautelari,” with M. Siragusa and E. Guerri, Recenti innovazioni in materia di sanzioni antitrust, edited by F. Cintioli-F. Donati, Giappichelli, Turin, 2008, 41, and available on www.giustamm.it.

“Sconti fidelizzanti e illecito antitrust,” Il Foro Italiano, 2008, IV, 125.

Events

Gianluca has delivered speeches at numerous conferences on competition matters, including the following:

  • April 13, 2018 - Speaker at a webinar roundtable discussion on State Aid in the Banking Sector: What’s Next? hosted by Cleary Gottlieb, Brussels
  • September 17, 2016 - Speech on the assessment of efficiencies in abuse of dominance cases under EU, Italian and UK law at the XXXIII annual conference of the European Association of Law and Economics, University of Bologna, Bologna, September 15-17, 2016.
  • July 25, 2016 - Speech on State aids in the banking sector at the conference on “Italian Banks: Between Bail-in and State Aid” organized by Cleary Gottlieb, Milan.
  • December 20, 2014 - Speech on most-favored customer clauses at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, December 18-20, 2014.
  • December 3, 2014 - Speech on vertical restraints and on-line sales at the conference on “Le restrizioni verticali e le vendite online” organized by the Italian Antitrust Association, Università Statale, Milan, December 3, 2014.
  • September 26, 2013 - Speech on strategic underinvestment at the XXX annual conference of the European Association of Law and Economics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, September 26-28, 2013.
  • May 23, 2013 - Speech on discount policies of dominant firms at the CPT (continuous professional training) seminar at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Rome.
  • May 9, 2013 - Speech on network foreclosure caused by strategic underinvestment at the IV Conference on Energy Law, “Quali regole per il mercato del gas?”, Rome, May 9-10, 2013.
  • April 19, 2012 - Speech on injunctions and interim measures under competition rules at the conference on “Poteri inibitori e misure cautelari per la tutela dei mercati - Diritto antitrust e diritto dei mercati finanziari a confronto”, University of Pisa, April 19, 2012.
  • December 17, 2011 - Speech on obligations to invest under EU competition rules at the Seventh Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, December 16-17, 2011.
  • June 10, 2011 - Speech on resale price maintenance clauses under Chinese antitrust law at the XXI Conference of the Italian Association of Comparative Law, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, June 9-11, 2011.
  • May 31, 2011 - Speech on vertical agreements under EU competition rules at the CPT seminar (continuous professional training) at Cleary Gottlieb, Rome.
  • December 11, 2010 - Speech on vertical agreements under EU competition rules at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, University of Bozen, December 9-11, 2010.
  • June 30, 2010 - Speech on above-cost predation at the workshop on “Recent advances in the law and economics of predatory pricing”, organized by the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University.
  • May 29, 2010 - Speech on above-cost predation at the Biennal Conference of Young Comparatists, University of Catania – Kore University of Enna, May 28-29, 2010.
  • February 26, 2010 - Speech on price squeeze abuses at the seminar on “Pricing Abuses” organized by the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University.
  • December 4, 2009 - Speech on price squeeze abuses at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, University of Florence, December 4-5, 2009.
  • September 18, 2009 - Speech on price squeeze abuses at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics, Luiss Guido Carli, Rome, September 17-19, 2009.