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Veronica Pinotti - McDermott Will & Emery

Head of Italian EU Competition & Regulatory Practice, McDermott Will & Emery

Veronica Pinotti is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery mainly based in its Milan, Rome and Brussels offices. She leads the Italian EU Competition & Regulatory Practice where she focuses on advising Italian and international clients before the European Commission, the Italian and international competition and regulatory authorities, and the civil and administrative courts.

Veronica is admitted and practices since many years in Italy as an Avvocato, in Belgium as an Avocat à la Cour de Bruxelles and in England and Wales as a Solicitor.

She provides strategic advice on the feasibility and authorisation of complex joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. She brings cutting-edge technical skills and creativity to propose tailor-made solutions, and coordinates with advisors in various jurisdictions who are involved in international transactions.

She has extensive experience in assisting with the management of distribution networks, cartels, abuse of dominance, state aid and issues related to regulated markets, antitrust audits and risk assessments of potential antitrust liabilities within both judicial proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Veronica also assists clients on consumer protection, unfair competition and misleading advertising, including any potential criminal aspects.

Veronica has over 19 years of European and international regulatory experience, gained while working for 10 years between Brussels (both at the European Commission and in private practice) and London, on major complex global antitrust matters and merger cases.

For many years, she has contributed to a chapter of Butterworths' UK Competition Law (eds Freeman and Whish) and is author of the Italian chapter of Practical Law Company's cross-border practice manual International Sales and Marketing and of the Global Legal Insights Italian chapter on cartels. Veronica lectures on antitrust and market regulation at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and at the University of Milan Cattolica.