Conference Programme



Thursday June 6

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee
9.00 Welcome Address
Enrico Adriano Raffaelli
President - UAE Competition Law Commission
Luigi Garofalo
President - Fondazione Cassamarca
9.30 Opening Speech
Roberto Rustichelli
President - Italian Antitrust Authority

10.00 Round table exchange of views among authorities: enforcement priorities

Chair: Elisabetta Iossa

Commissioner - Italian Antitrust Authority

Irène Luc
Vice-President - French Competition Authority
Natalie Harsdorf-Borsch
Director General - Austrian Federal Competition Authority
Bogdan Chiritoiu
President - Romanian Competition Council
Laura Melusine Baudenbacher
President - Swiss Competition Commission
Damien Gerard
Prosecutor General and Member of the Board - Belgian Competition Authority
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 I Session - Antitrust developments and reforms: a change of perspective?

Chair: Saverio Valentino

Commissioner - Italian Antitrust Authority

Recent developments in EU antitrust policy
Michele Piergiovanni
Deputy Head of Cabinet - Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager - European Commission
Competition or regulation? The Antitrust Authority's new powers in sector inquiries
Guido Stazi
Secretary General - Italian Antitrust Authority
Merger control: back to the future
Iacopo Berti
Director of Competition Department 2 - Italian Antitrust Authority
Below-threshold mergers: potential adjustments in the light of the first implementation experiences
Francesco Anglani
The Trucks' case: a long challenge among legal uncertainty, interpretative "variability" and business risks
Gabriella Porcelli
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer - Iveco Group
Abuse of dominant position and abuse of economic dependence, between 'loss of wealth' and exercise of market power
Sabrina Borocci
Hogan Lovells
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

14.30 II Session - Competition and sustainability

Chair: Irène Luc

Vice-President - French Competition Authority

Friends or foes: the interplay between competition and sustainability from the enforcers' perspective
Gianluca Sepe
Head of legal affairs, procedural guarantees and litigation Directorate - Italian Antitrust Authority
Sustainability and antitrust limits
Alberto Pera
President AAI
NET ZERO ALLIANCES: "the way forward" or an uphill path?
Jacques Moscianese
Executive Director - Group Head of Institutional Affairs - Intesa Sanpaolo
Sustainability as a tool for media competitiveness: Rai's experience and the evolution of the Public Service
Micol Rigo
Vice-Director for ESG Sustainability - RAI
Competition and sustainability in Europe: a multi-jurisdictional view
Lucio D'Amario
16.00 - 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 III Session - Antitrust in the digital era

Chair: Alberto Bacchiega

Director of the Digital Platforms Directorate – DG Comp - European Commission

Digital platforms, ecosystems and antitrust: the Italian Antitrust Authority's experience
Andrea Venanzetti
Director of digital platforms and communications Directorate – Competition 1 Department - Italian Antitrust Authority
Data privacy and Competition: what's going on after the Meta Case?
Gabriella Muscolo
Franzosi Dal Negro Setti with Muscolo
IBM's experience on the main tools for promoting digitalisation in the interaction with Antitrust Authorities
Alessandra Bini
Senior Counsel and Trust & Compliance Officer – IBM Europe
Scale Up companies: protecting competition and supporting innovative enterprises
Federico Finzi
General Counsel - Satispay
Antitrust and artificial intelligence: foreseeing future competition issues and the possible evolution of enforcement tools
Mario Todino
Jones Day
17.45 Closing of the Conference

Friday June 7

9.30 IV Session - Antitrust: procedural aspects, complementarities and interferences

Chair: Francesco Rossi Dal Pozzo

University of Milan

Procedural fairness in the General Court's recent antitrust case law
Roberto Mastroianni
Judge - General Court of the European Union
Can the effectiveness of EU law endure the times (of proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority)?
Massimo Condinanzi
University of Milan
The principle of loyal cooperation between Competition Authorities and Regulatory Authorities
Anna Argentati
Director, Legal research and legislation Analysis Directorate - Italian Antitrust Authority
Guarantees and cross-examination in proceedings: values and cross-cutting aspects
Fabio Cintioli
Cintioli & Associati Avvocati
Interferences and possible conflicts among Merger Control, Golden Power and Foreign Subsidies regimes: from policy objectives to implications for M&A transactions in the European Union
Alessandro Greco
Eversheds Sutherland
Rights of defence and to good administration in the EU Court of Justice's recent competition case-law
Gabriele Donà
Donà Viscardini
The role of the Unified Patent Court in the context of European competition
Massimo Scuffi
Italian Representative Committee UPC
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 V Session - Evolution of consumer protection

Chair: Antonino Savo Amodio

President Regional Administrative Court of Latium

Enforcement of EU consumer law by CPC authorities and the role of the European Commission
Ana Gallego Torres
Director General DG Justice and Consumers – European Commission
Green Claims and Greenwashing in the perspective of the new European directives
Giovanni Calabrò
Head of Cabinet - Italian Antitrust Authority
Consumer protection in the digital age and influencer's regulation
Laura Aria
Commissioner - Italian Communications Regulatory Authority
The world of green claims today and in the near future from a business perspective
Rosa Arras
Head of Antitrust & Energy Market Regulation, Consumers & Communication Compliance - Eni
The concept of average consumer in the case-law of the EU Court of Justice concerning unfair commercial practices
Fausto Caronna
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
13.15 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 VI Session - The economic approach in antitrust: a discussion among economists

Chair: Antonio Buttà

Chief economist - Italian Antitrust Authority

Competition in labour markets: recent developments and economic perspective
Michele Avagliano
Compass Lexecon
Economic evidence and standard of proof in a world of presumptions: from Art 102 to DMA
Mario Denni
Berkeley Research Group
New horizons for merger control? An economic perspective
Barbara Veronese
Price customisation: new perspectives for consumer welfare
Ines Tomasi
Officina Economica
Economic analysis of passing-on in cartel cases: theory, practice and recent developments
Lucrezio Figurelli
The Brattle Group
15.45 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 VII Session - Private enforcement antitrust

Chair: Silvia Giani

President of the Enterprise Specialized Section - Court of Milan

Understanding U.S. Private Antitrust Litigation: a balance of structural incentives and judicial limitations
James Keyte
Fordham Competition Law Institute – New York
Leniency and settlement: impact on private enforcement from the enforcer's point of view
Vito Meli
Director Competition Department 1- Italian Antitrust Authority
Practical problems in private enforcement: disclosure, expert evidence and quantification of damage
Peter Roth
Judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales
Private enforcement relating to the DMA: open issues and perspectives
Piero Fattori
Gianni & Origoni
The arbitrability of antitrust matters
Giorgio Afferni
University of Genoa
17.30 Closing of the Conference

Social Programme

Thursday June 6

20.00 - Gala Dinner at Chiostri del Museo di Santa Caterina, Piazzetta Botter Mario 1, Treviso.

The Bar of Treviso has assigned 12 credits to the Conference.

The programme might be subject to change. Simultaneous Italian-English translation will be provided.