Antitrust, Regulatory and EU Law
Renato Nazzini focuses on antitrust, regulated sectors, state aid, and European Union law, in particular cartels, abuses of a dominant position, vertical agreements, mergers, litigation, arbitration and ADR. Renato is regularly appointed as arbitrator and advises and represents clients in complex commercial disputes both in arbitration and court proceedings.
Renato’s experience covers various sectors including transport, pharmaceuticals, financial services, manufacturing, IT and new economy markets, heavy industries, consumer goods and retailing. He advised major Italian and foreign clients on cartel investigations (including one of the first leniency cases in Italy), abuses of dominance, access to infrastructure in the telecoms sector and functional separation and unbundling in the energy sector.
Prior to joining LMS, Renato was Of counsel at the London office of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo where his practice focused on advising international corporations on Italian and EU competition law as well as on arbitration and international litigation. Previously, he was Deputy Director at the UK Office of Fair Trading where he also worked with a number of European and international institutions including the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). While at the Office of Fair Trading, Renato led on major areas of enforcement and policy, including financial services, damages actions in competition law, and the review of the policy on abuse of dominance under Article 102 TFEU.
Renato is Professor of Law at King's College, London, where he teaches competition law and commercial arbitration. He published more than 50 articles and book chapters on competition law and international commercial arbitration as well as a number of books including Concurrent Proceedings in Competition Law: Procedure, Evidence and Remedies (Oxford, OUP 2004) e The Foundations of European Union Competition Law: The Objective and Principles of Article 102 (Oxford, OUP 2011)
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2002
PhD, University of London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), 2004
PhD, University of Milan (Statale), 2001
Law Degree, University of Naples (Federico II), magna cum laude, 1996
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