5 November – “Pranzo antitrust” – 25 years of Italian antitrust law

immagineThe next “Pranzo Antitrust” will take place on 5 November at 12:30pm at Confindustria Bruxelles, Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Bruxelles – Metro Schuman.

 

Alberto Pera, antitrust partner at Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners and former Secretary General of the Italian Antitrust Authority between 1990 and 2001, will discuss with us of

“25 years of the Italian antitrust law: history and prospects of competition policy in Italy”

This presentation will be in Italian. 

The Law 287/90, which introduced antitrust rules in Italy, turned 25 a few days ago. In this period, the Italian Antitrust Authority has emerged as an important enforcement agency on the international scene. Many observers think however that in recent years the IAA enforcement has been less effective than in the in the first “glorious” years. Many explanations have been put forward: the piling up on the IAA of additional competences outside its antitrust core mission, changes in legislation, pressures from politics – particularly in public services – as well as a leadership more focused on advocacy and moral suasion than on enforcement. Lately there are signs of a return to the core values of antitrust, without losing sight of the most interesting policy developments such as the enforcement of competition rules in IT and technology.

Our event will be an opportunity to discuss these issues with Alberto Pera, one the pioneers of Italian antitrust. Alberto Pera took part in the drafting of the original EC Merger Regulation acting as a negotiator for the Italian Government. He coordinated the works of the Government Committee that drafted the proposal for the Italian Antitrust Law. From 1990 to 2000, Alberto was the Secretary General of the Italian Antitrust Authority under the Chairmen Saja, Amato and finally Tesauro, in an intense period during which the IAA emerged as one of the most active NCAs. Alberto holds degrees in economics and law and a Master in Economics from the London School of Economics. Between 1980 and 1985 Alberto worked as an economist at the IMF, the chief economist at IRI with Romano Prodi. For several years he was a lecturer in Economics of Public Enterprises at the Università Cattolica in Milan and has taught economics and policy of competition in several Italian universities. He is a non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network.

Refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14:15.

You can register here.  Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members there will be a fee of €15 to cover the cost of the lunch. Receipts can be printed from Eventbrite directly.

As space is limited, please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can offer your place to other colleagues. For the non-members who will notify the cancellation by Tuesday 3 November the fee will be reimbursed directly from the link above.

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