Thursday, 22nd​ September h. 17.15 – 18.00 (CET)

Parallel session

Merger control and antitrust developments in the energy sector

Managed by Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills

The panel will go through recent developments that are key for practitioners and in-house counsel when advising on M&A, joint ventures and compliance in the energy sector. The panel will in particular discuss the European Commission’s priorities in enforcing competition law in the energy sector and outlook for the year ahead; how regulators define relevant markets and assess mergers for “green energy” (hydrogen, renewables etc); fuel prices and antitrust action – a topic of interest to consumers given recent prices in the sector; common purchasing of gas and other initiatives.



  • Francesca Morra, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Alessandro Noce, Head of the Energy and Basic Industry Directorate, Italian Competition Authority
  • Rosa Arras, Head of Antitrust and Energy Market Regulation, ENI
  • Marieke Scholz, Head of Unit ‘Antitrust Case Support & Policy, European Commission