Francesco Carloni is a counsel in the firm’s Brussels and Milan offices where he is a member of the antitrust, competition & trade regulation practice group.
As a European and Italian competition law practitioner, Francesco’s experience primarily lies in the field of merger control, abuse of dominant position, restrictive practices and agreements, EU sector inquiries and state aid. He offers compliance training and develops customised compliance programs adapted to clients' specific risk profiles. His experience has involved advising leading corporations in a variety of sectors including IT, digital maps, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, fashion, energy, aviation, chemicals, liner shipping, food, dairy and automotive industries. A New York and Italian-qualified lawyer, Francesco graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and received two LLMs from the College of Europe, Bruges, and Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He is also the author of several articles on antitrust law and often participates as a speaker at conferences and seminars on European and Italian competition law.
Mr. Carloni is ranked by Chambers and Partners Global in European and Italian Competition Law in Belgium as a "foreign expert" (2016). Of Mr. Carloni they say: “Clients value that he is “not only very good from a technical point of view, but has a good network of contacts, which is important to convey advocacy initiatives.””
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Carloni was a senior associate at an international law firm in Brussels. In addition, he was an associate for several years at an international law firm in Brussels, and an associate at an Italian law firm. In 2004, he was also an intern for the World Trade Organization in the Council Division & Trade Negotiations Committee, and, in 2003, he was an intern for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.