DFA offers assistance to individuals, public bodies, public administrations and chambers of commerce in disputes pending before the Italian Regional Administrative Courts (Tribunali Amministrativi Regionali) and the Italian Council of State (Consiglio di Stato).
Regarding certain aspects related to domestic administrative law connected to European Union law, we assist Italian or foreign individuals who have obtained titles and qualifications in other EU member states or abroad (extra-EU), in the procedures related to the recognition of these academic titles or professional qualifications, for the purposes of their freedom of establishment or freedom to provide services.
We also defend companies that are involved in administrative proceedings regarding data protection before the Privacy Supervisory Authority and Competition and Antitrust Authority before the competent national (the Italian Antitrust Authority – AGCM Autorità Garante per la Concorrenza e il Mercato) and European Union authorities (the European Commission).
Our Law Firm has solid experience in this last sector, presenting complaints concerning alleged cartels or abuses of dominant position, both for leniency purposes and on behalf of third parties damaged by competitors’ unlawful conduct.
In the event of corporate mergers and acquisitions which are extremely sensitive due to the risk of overcoming certain market thresholds imposed by competition law, in addition to guiding our clients through the negotiation phase of the M&A transaction and the due diligence, we also assist them in the possible notification to the AGCM or to the European Commission resulting from exceeding said market thresholds. Moreover, we support them throughout the administrative procedure and any possible judicial issues that could arise.
In the field of competition law, we also defend companies in court in the event of measures taken by administrative authorities to revoke State aid.
In the framework of administrative law, we work in the areas of procurement, licences, public contracts and public-private partnerships, real estate transactions, construction and urban planning, with the collaboration of professional consultants.