Riccardo Tremolada’s practice focuses on European and Italian competition law, administrative litigation, and regulation in network industries.

He has experience advising clients on abuse of dominant position proceedings, cartels, and State aid.

Riccardo joined the firm in Rome in 2013. He was resident in the Milan office in 2017 and in the Washington D.C. office in 2018. Prior to joining Cleary, he worked as a EU Marie Curie research fellow for a non-profit organization in the UK and at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences in Beijing, dealing with WTO questions.


The European Commission Proposal for a Regulation on Standard Essential Patents: A Curate’s Egg,” co-author, European Competition Law Review, September 26, 2023.

The European Commission Proposes a New Regulation on Standard Essential Patents and FRAND Licensing,” Cleary Antitrust Watch blog, with Maurits Dolmans, Thomas Graf, Gareth Kristensen, and Gaia Shen June 7, 2023.

Verifiche su Concentrazioni, Intese e Posizioni di Significativo Potere di Mercato Lesive del Pluralismo,” Trattato delle Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, 2023

Italian Competition Law Reform,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, with Matteo Beretta, Alice Setari, Mario Siragusa, Marco D’Ostuni, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Gianluca Faella, Saverio Valentino, Fausto Caronna, and Marco Zotta

Ddl Concorrenza, l’autorità Garante avrà più poteri ma non c’è chiarezza di indirizzo,” Milano Finanza, June 29, 2022.

“Italian Annual Competition Law – Maritime Ports and Port Services,” Il Secolo XIX, April 16, 2022.

“Italy,” Technology Disputes 2022, Lexology Getting The Deal Through, March 24, 2022.

Towards Greater Competitiveness: The Competition Bill and Port State Concessions,” Shipping Italy, March 2, 2022.

Italy,” The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, 12th Edition, January 11, 2022.

ECN+ Directive Transposed Into Italian Law,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, with Matteo Beretta, Alice Setari, Mario Siragusa and Marco D’Ostuni, December 7, 2021.

Effective Pricing in Spectrum Auction Design: Optimal Auctions out of Thin Air,” Regulating for Globalization, Wolters Kluwer, April 12, 2021.

Italy,” The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, 11th Edition, February 5, 2021.

Italy,” The Renewable Energy Law Review, Third Edition, September 9, 2020.

Italy,” The Renewable Energy Law Review, Second Edition, September 6, 2019.

“Digital markets and merger control: Balancing big data and privacy against competition law – A comment on the European Commission’s decision in the Microsoft/LinkedIn merger,” with F. Marini-Balestra, 38(7) European Competition Law Review, 2017, 337-345.

“Facebook v. Business Competence: De-compiling the Rules of Databases and Reverse Engineering,” with Marco D’Ostuni 17(2) Leading Internet Case Law, 2017, 9-10.

“Conflict between Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights: A Case Study on Intangible Cultural Heritage,” 94(1) Oregon Law Review, 2016, 125-177.

“Offshore Natural Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean in Relation to the European Union: A Legal Perspective Through the Lenses of Medreg,” with P. Farah, 8(6) Journal of World Energy Law And Business, Oxford University Press, 2015, 559-580.

“The EU Debate on Net Neutrality: What About Zero-Rating?, with F. Marini-Balestra,” 21(5) Computer And Telecommunications Law Review, 2015, 115-119.