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Luciano Di Via


Clifford Chance, Rome
Clifford Chance, Brussels
Practice area Intellectual property, M&A corporate, Antitrust competition, EU & trade
Sector Transport & logistics, Insurance, Telecommunications, media & technology
Tel +3906422911

Luciano Di Via


Luciano Di Via is the Head of the Italian Antitrust Practice and is considered one of the primary experts in antitrust in Italy.

Luciano splits his time between Rome and Brussels and has more than 20 years' experience specialising in all aspects of EU and Italian antitrust law, including merger control, cartels, abuse of market power and market investigations/sector inquires. Luciano works across a wide range of sectors, including food and beverage, retail, insurance, energy and telecommunications. Luciano is also Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Cartels and Leniency.

Before joining Clifford Chance in 2013, Luciano spent 10 years at the Italian Competition Authority — two of which he was the ICA’s seconded national expert at the European Commission's Directorate General of Competition. During his time with the ICA, amongst other activities, he led teams conducting dawn raids at company premises.

Career and qualifications

  • LUISS University, Rome (LL.D) 1989
  • Civil Servant at the Italian Competition Authority 1991
  • Admitted as an avvocato in Italy 1992
  • Senior Associate, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo 2001
  • Partner, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo 2003
  • Admitted as a cassazionista (Supreme Court lawyer) 2013
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner and Head of Italian Antitrust Practice 2013
  • Speaks Italian, English and French

Professional bodies

  • Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Cartels and Leniency
  • Cassazionista - supreme court lawyer admitted to practice before the highest courts of Italy (2013)

Awards and citations

  • #2 Competition/EU Law
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Leading Individual in EU & Competition Law
    Legal500 2017
  • "Seasoned antitrust practitioner" Luciano Di Via heads the competition team at Clifford Chance. He is highlighted by clients as "a good legal and business partner and very available and willing to work on urgent matters."
    Chambers Europe 2017: Competition/EU Law – Italy
  • "Among the best firms for competition advice", Clifford Chance’s "extremely good" team tackles antitrust matters from all angles. Practice head Luciano Di Via "masters complex situations, even under time constraints".
    Legal500 2017: EU and Competition – Italy
  • Luciano Di Via's "business acumen and great skills" make him "one of the leading competition experts in Italy".
    Legal500 2016: EU and Competition – Italy
  • "He is very sensitive to the economic as well as the legal issues, and easily understands the business trends affecting companies."
    Chambers Europe 2015: Competition/EU Law – Italy

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