The first three months of this year have witnessed extensive enforcement activity by Italy’s Autorità Garante per la Concorrenza ed il Mercato (“AGCM”). In the closing 90 days of the chairmanship of Professor Tesauro, former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, the AGCM initiated a number of investigations for infringement of EC competition rules in various key markets: natural gas, telecommunication services, pharmaceuticals and postal services. The cases reported below are of particular interest since they are the first examples of enforcement of EC competition rules by the AGCM in the new “modernised” system of European enforcement.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
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Antonio Capobianco and Stefano Fratta, "Antitrust Enforcement: Four New Investigations Opened by the AGCM in the First Months of 2005" (March 2005). Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Antitrust Series. Working Paper 54.