Antitrust & Competition, Unfair Commercial Practice

In a constantly evolving world, compliance with antitrust laws and the management of fair commercial practices are crucial for businesses wishing to operate ethically and competitively.

At WST, we boast a strong specialization in antitrust matters, both at national and European Union levels, thanks to the presence of professionals with proven and extensive experience.

We assist companies in relation to cartel cases and leniency programs, cooperation agreements between competitors (such as ATI and JV), vertical issues (such as commercial distribution contracts), and abuses of dominant position. Our professionals have also gained solid experience in merger control notifications.

The firm provides assistance both in the administrative phase before antitrust authorities, particularly the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission, and in judicial proceedings, before national judges and the European Union General Court and the Court of Justice.

We also represent companies in civil proceedings regarding damages resulting from competition law infringements.

In a preventive perspective, we also handle the preparation of specific antitrust compliance programs and internal audits for companies, providing our clients with the necessary information and guidance to ensure that their commercial practices fully comply with antitrust regulations.

Our competition law team has also developed considerable experience in Unfair Commercial Practices (UCP) proceedings.

The high quality of services offered is guaranteed not only by the training and experience of our antitrust specialists but also by the integration with the firm’s compliance and governance, administrative law, and civil litigation departments, as well as with the professionals dealing with potential criminal law implications. The assistance provided to the client therefore considers every possible aspect arising from potentially antitrust-relevant conduct, with a seamless and highly efficient approach. Our specialists regularly participate as speakers at conferences and seminars on competition law and are authors of numerous publications on antitrust-related topics.

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