Partner Gianni & Origoni
Alberto Pera, is a partner of Studio Gianni & Origoni (GOP) and founder of the Antitrust practice. He is a former Secretary General of the Italian Competition Authority from 1990 to 2000. Alberto is one of the leading figures in the field of Italian Antitrust and Competition.
Prior to 1990 he was a consultant to two Ministers of Industry for competition and antitrust issues, and head of economic research at the IRI (the holding organization up to the year 2000 for Italian State-owned companies) and an economist at the International Monetary Fund from 1980 to 1985. A recognized expert in competition law and economics, he is also well versed in fields such as the regulation of public utilities and privatization policies, topics on which he has provided consultancy to several Italian Ministers and international institutions. He has been involved in some of the most important Italian antitrust cases and advises the goverment and public insitutions in the field of state aids. Alberto is also a frequent contributor to the debate concerning antitrust law and practices, and has written four books and a more than thirty articles on competition-related subjects.