Inside Italy's New Antitrust And Competition Rules

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's governmental decree on liberalization has recently become law, introducing a number of changes to the Italian antitrust and competition rules that had been originally laid down by the office of the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, or "AGCM") at the time when Antonio Catricala, today vice secretary of the Council of Ministers, was the acting chairman of the AGCM.

These enhancements, supported by the new AGCM chairman, Giovanni Pitruzzella, are mostly welcome, but in our view,...
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