Jacopo Figus Diaz advises on all aspects of European competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations, behavioral matters, and litigation before EU Courts.

Jacopo’s practice focuses on complex cartel and merger control matters, where he has extensive experience in a wide variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, automotive, aviation and industrials. He also regularly advises clients on horizontal and vertical cooperation arrangements.

Jacopo joined the firm in 2011.  Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, Jacopo worked as an academic assistant at the College of Europe.

Notable Experience

  • United Technologies Corporation in connection with its proposed $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.  

  • Lundbeck in a European Commission investigation under Article 101 TFEU concerning the legality of so-called reverse payment settlement agreements. This is the first case decided by the Commission and EU Courts dealing with reverse payment settlement agreements.

  • General Motors in the sale of Opel to PSA.

  • Allergan before the European Commission and other antitrust agencies in connection with its proposed $160 billion merger with Pfizer and the $39 billion sale of its generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva.

  • Lafarge in its merger with Holcim.

  • NSK in a EU cartel settlement concerning bearings.

  • Sony in a EU cartel settlement concerning rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

  • DuPont in connection with a European Commission investigation into a collaborative arrangement between DuPont and Honeywell to develop a new automotive refrigerant.

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