Monica Dal Prà

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Bruxelles  -  T +32  2 880 3290   F  +32 2 8805 082
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+39 02 9285 4159

PRACTICE AREAS

Italian and European competition law
Vertical and horizontal agreements
Resale price maintenance
Cartels
Mergers and acquisitions
Joint ventures
Abuses of dominant position
Concentrations
Antitrust compliance programmes

 EU law, including:
Free movement of goods and services
Regulated sectors (telecommunications, energy, gas, postal services)

 Proceedings
Italian Competition Authority
Italian Communications Regulatory Authority
European Commission

 

PROFILE
Ms Monica Dal Prà has extensive experience in both Italian and European competition law matters, regularly assisting Italian and foreign undertakings before the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission. She has particular expertise in assisting undertakings with horizontal and vertical agreements and with concentrations. Her experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings enables her to assist companies in assessing the legal obligation to notify across a number of countries and in coordinating local counsel in the notification process for obtaining clearances. She also represents Italian and foreign undertakings before the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) and advises on regulatory and compliance aspects of the electronic communications legal framework.

She frequently assists clients by drafting codes of conduct for antitrust compliance programmes and running training sessions on antitrust matters. Ms Dal Prà’s varied professional experience has allowed her to develop in-depth knowledge of many sectors, including luxury goods (accessories, eyeglasses, jewellery, leather goods, and perfumes) motorvehicle distribution (cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles), regulated sectors (telecommunications, energy, gas, postal services), audiovisual services (pay-tv, digital television), publishing, textile sector, food sector, investment funds, banking services, electronic communications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Ms Monica Dal Prà first began working at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition in 1994. A year later, she moved to the Brussels office of the Italian law firm Chiomenti, where she remained until 2001. She then moved to the Brussels office of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, working first as a senior associate and later as a managing lawyer until her departure in 2015.

BAR ADMISSIONS
Member of the Italian bar association since 1998

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Lecturer on competition law for the course “Master Diritto e Impresa” organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, for corporate law students and lawyers

PUBLICATIONS
Author of the article “Riflessioni intorno alle definizioni di mercato rilevante nel settore degli autoveicoli ai fini dell’applicazione del nuovo regolamento auto”, on the topic of motorvehicle distribution, in Contratto e Impresa, 1/2003
Co-author of the work “Codice delle Telecomunicazioni – disciplina nazionale e comunitaria in tema di telecomunicazioni e televisione”, on the topic of telecommunications, Giappichelli, Turin, 1998
Co-author with Marco Nicolini of the article “La modifica del regolamento concentrazioni: la disciplina applicabile alle joint ventures”, on the topic of concentrations, in Il diritto dell’Unione europea, 1/1998
Co-author with Marco Nicolini of the article “Le modifiche al regolamento sul controllo delle operazioni di concentrazione”, on the topic of concentrations, in Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 2/1998
Author of the article “L’articolo 280 del Trattato di Amsterdam e la lotta alle frodi comunitarie”, in Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 3/1998
Author of the article “La sentenza della Corte di Giustizia delle Comunità europee Denkavit”, in Le Società, 1/1997

EDUCATION
Law degree from the University of Padua (1993)
Advanced Master in EU law, focusing on competition law and freedom of movement of goods and services, from the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1994-1995)

LANGUAGES
Italian: mother tongue
English: fluent
French: fluent
German: good

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