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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 10 Mar 2014

New merger control thresholds

The Italian Competition Authority published new merger control thresholds. As of 10 March 2014, a concentration must be notified to the Italian…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | European Union | 11 Oct 2013

Draft Regulation on interchange fees: what’s in it for consumers?

On 24 July 2013, the European Commission published a proposal to regulate interchange fees for card- based payment transactions (the "Regulation")…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 13 Jun 2013

Competition Authority opens antitrust proceedings against railway incumbent

The Competition Authority recently published its decision to open antitrust proceedings against Italian railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane for possible abusive conduct against Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), a new market entrant. The authority believes that this alleged conduct could be aimed at impeding NTV's entry into the market and harming consumers.
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 29 May 2013

Italian Competition Authority opens antitrust proceedings against Italian railways incumbent for abusive conduct against new entrant

On 28 May 2013, the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") published its decision opening antitrust proceedings against the Italian railways operator…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 23 May 2013

Competition Authority fines Telecom Italia €103.7 million for exclusionary conduct

The Competition Authority recently fined Telecom Italia for exclusionary conduct aimed at hampering its competitors' market expansion. The authority determined that Telecom Italia abused its dominant position by denying wholesale network infrastructure access and broadband access to its competitors and by offering anti-competitive discounts to its business clients, thereby squeezing its......
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 14 May 2013

Italian Competition Authority fines Telecom Italia Euro 103.7 million for exclusionary conducts

On May 9, 2013, the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") fined Telecom Italia, the Italian incumbent operator, for exclusionary conducts aimed at…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 18 Apr 2013

Pharmaceutical antitrust 2013 - Italy

The regulatory framework for marketing and authorisation of pharmaceutical products, including generic drugs, is set out in Legislative Decree…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 2 Apr 2013

New merger control thresholds

The Italian Competition Authority published today new merger control thresholds. As of today, a concentration must be notified to the Italian…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 22 Feb 2013

Italian Competition Authority opens proceedings against Roche and Novartis

On February 6, 2013, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) has opened an investigation against Hoffman La Roche Ltd. (“Roche”), Novartis AG…
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De Matteis Studio Legale | Italy | 21 Jun 2012

New mandatory competition tax introduced and merger thresholds amended

The government has introduced two important changes to the competition rules that will affect companies doing business in Italy. The first is the introduction of a new mandatory tax that companies must pay annually to the Competition Authority. The second is a change in the merger turnover thresholds, which will result in a significantly reduced number of mergers being notified to the authority.
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