Michele Carpagnano is a partner in Dentons’ Rome office and the head of the Italian Competition & Antitrust practice, PhD, he holds a teaching position in EU Competition Law at University of Trento. Founder and Co-Director of the Trento Summer School in Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics, he is also the Founder and Co-Director of the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza and the Founder and Co-Director of the Osservatorio Golden Power. As Attorney he represents national and multinational companies before the Italian Competition Authority as well as the European Commission and he has been involved as a legal expert in several cases and class actions before domestic courts concerning antitrust infringements. Michele Carpagnano advised the European Parliament on the introduction of EU legislation on collective redress. He is author of three books on private antitrust enforcement and several articles on competition law issues.
He provides national and multinational companies with legal advice and judicial assistance in all aspects of Italian, Spanish and EU Competition Law, Foreign Direct Investment Rules (FDI), Consumer Law, Merger Control, State Aid Law, antitrust issues related to tender procedures (bid rigging) and markets regulations. He also represents national and multinational companies as well as public institutions in administrative proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority, Administrative Courts and also before the European court of justice (public antitrust enforcement). He also represents clients in Competition / Consumer laws litigation – both single and class actions claims – before Italian Courts (private antitrust enforcement).
Michele assists clients in the design and implementation of tailored Antitrust and Consumer Law compliance programs and in the implementation of audit antitrust. He advises local, national and EU Institutions on legislative / regulatory proposals related to Competition and Consumer laws. He gained specific expertise in the enforcement of Antitrust rules in the following sectors: financial, environment, insurance, agri-food, energy, pharmaceutical, air and rail passenger transport, telecommunication and Digital Economy.