Pietro Merlino’s practice encompasses most aspects of European Union and Italian competition law, including abuse of dominance, merger control, restrictive practices, cartel investigations, licensing and distribution, and intellectual property.
He appears frequently before the EU courts of law and Italian civil and administrative courts, as well as before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA). Pietro regularly lectures at conferences and is widely published in legal journals.
Pietro joined the firm in 1999 and became counsel in 2009. He worked in the Brussels office from July 2001 through July 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Pietro worked at the law firm of Professor Antonio Tizzano, currently a judge and the Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Lectures on competition law issues at various academic institutions, including the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Roma Tre University.
Chapter on “Antitrust Assessment of Co-marketing Agreements: a Diverging Approach between EU and Italy?” in Competition and Patent Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector. An International Perspective, G. Pitruzzella and G. Muscolo (eds.), Kluwer Law International, 2016.
- “Edison: A Glimpse of Hope for Parent Companies Seeking to Rebut the Parental Liability Presumption?” Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2014 (Vol.5, Issue 7).
- “Strategic Underinvestment as an Abuse of Dominance under EU Competition Rules” (co-author), World Competition, 2013 (Issue 4).
- “The Duty to Invest in the Development of Infrastructures: Some Considerations on Two Parallel Stories,” Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2012 (Issue 2).
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November 27, 2014
October 26, 2013
December 17, 2011
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