Rome 27-28 June 2013
The Economics of Merger control
What we talk about when we talk about mergers

Tommaso Salonico - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Tommaso Salonico is a partner dealing with competition work and utilities regulation. Based in Rome, he is the head of the Italian “Antitrust, competition and trade” practice group, coordinates the “Energy and Natural Resources” sector group and is the Italian managing partner of the Firm.

Tommaso’s extensive experience includes advising on merger control, cartel and dominance cases, private enforcement and litigation on competition law infringements and damages claims, leniency and compliance and state aid, tariff and unbundling regulation, supply and purchase agreement negotiations, infrastructure project development, including LNG terminal and renewable energy plants. He represents clients challenging regulatory and antitrust rulings before the Italian and EU courts. Before joining the firm in 2000, Tommaso worked for Telecom Italia, where he was in charge of regulatory strategies and competition affairs in the regulation and competition policy department. He also worked for six years at the Italian Antitrust Authority in Rome as director of the department responsible for competition policy in fields such as energy, manufacturing and industry, environment, health services and property.

As a professor of competition law, Tommaso has lectured at the universities of Rome, Naples and Pisa. He is author of various legal publications, in particular on telecoms and energy regulation and competition law. He is also a member of the Competition Committee of the Italian Section of the ICC.