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Giorgio Candeloro


Antitrust and competition | Energy | ESG and sustainability | Foreign direct investment and national security |

Lawyer of the year Regulatory Antitrust

Legalcommunity Energy Awards, 2024

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About Giorgio Candeloro

Head of the Italian Energy Practice since 2019, Giorgio regularly advises on Italian and EU competition law, including investigations on abuses of dominance and agreements/concerted practices, multi-jurisdictional merger control, regulated industries and leniency applications, representing clients before national administrative and civil (follow-on antitrust damage actions) courts as well as the EU Court of Justice.

Over the last 10 years in the law firm he has developed a wide range of experience in antitrust cases, being involved in a number of competition and regulatory issues - with an extensive knowledge of the energy sector - both at national and international level, on an extremely high number of industry sectors (energy, banking, insurance, infrastructures, logistics, pharmaceuticals, automotive, industrials, consumer goods and retail).

Thanks to the knowledge of Economics and the past experience with the UK Energy Regulator (Ofgem), he has worked on many regulatory issues, strengthening his deep understanding of electricity (renewables included) and gas industries.

Giorgio speaks Italian and English and has basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

Recent work

  • Advising a major cement producer on an investigation started by the Italian Antitrust Authority’s case n. I-793 for an alleged anticompetitive behaviour on price increases.
  • Advising an European company active in food packaging before the Italian national civil courts on a number of follow-on antitrust damage claims.
  • Providing strategic and compliance antitrust assistance to an European company active in the steel industry.
  • Representing and giving advice to a national ready-mix operator in the Italian Antitrust Authority’s case n. I-772 for an alleged fixing of selling prices, and in the following judicial review of the Supreme Administrative Court.
  • Advising a company active in the LNG regassification sector on several competition, regulatory and corporate issues before the Italian Energy Authority and on some recent successful judgments issued by the Italian Supreme Administrative Court.



  • University of ‘Roma Tre’ (Law, J.D.,summa cum laude)
  • University of ‘Roma Tre’ (Postgraduate degree in legal professions)
  • University of ‘Roma Tor Vergata’(Master in Economics ‘Antitrust and public utilities regulation’)
  • University of London ‘Queen Mary & UCL’ (Postgraduate certificate in environmental and natural resources law)
  • University of London ‘Queen Mary & UCL’ (LL.M. in competition law – Distinction)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Italian Bar (Avvocato)