Euclid Law continues to strengthen its practice with hire of Partner Andrea Zulli to head the Brussels office

Andrea joins from US law firm Covington. He was previously a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Milan.

Being qualified in the UK, Belgium and Italy, Andrea advises clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, with a strong focus on merger control, behavioural antitrust, compliance, and foreign direct investment. Andrea’s experience and innovative thinking covers a variety of sectors, including private equity, financial services, basic industries, consumer & luxury goods, technology and life science. He is also instructed by Italian law firms on Brussels matters.

Oliver Bretz, Founding Partner of Euclid Law, commented: “I have known Andrea for over 20 years – in addition to being an outstanding lawyer, his reputation in Brussels, London and Italy and his broad and profound experience across all areas of competition law will be of great value to the firm and to our clients.  I look forward to working with Andrea to expand our Brussels footprint.”

Andrea Zulli commented: “I am delighted to be joining Euclid Law, a truly innovative and diverse boutique firm entirely focused on providing expert competition law and FDI advice to the highest possible standard, both in Brussels and London.  I am looking forward to being able to provide a unique offering and insight to clients both here and in Italy.”

Andrea holds an LL.M. in EU and Competition Law from the University of Stockholm and a J.D. from L.U.I.S.S. University in Rome. He is an Italian avvocato, admitted to the Rome Bar, a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and registered in the A-list at the Balie Brussel.

Marie Leppard speaks about Antitrust Compliance at the 2nd Annual ECLA 2019 Conference

The final panel of the European Competition Lawyers Association (ECLA) annual conference on antitrust compliance took place on Saturday 25 May 2019 in Prague, moderated by Elena Garcia Aguado and with outstanding contributions by Marie Leppard, Nikiforos Iatrou, and Ondrej Dostal.

The discussion centered around the implementation of Antitrust compliance programs in many companies, with emphasis on the value of such programs for competition authorities / national court and the impact of new technologies as a valuable tool assisting companies in proving that they have effective compliance programs in place.

The full program can be downloaded here.

Sarah Long to speak on digital markets panel at the Competition Section Annual Conference 2019

Sarah Long will join the panel on competition and digital markets at the Competition Section Annual Conference held at the Law Society on 9 May 2019, where she will be discussing antitrust enforcement and the use of interim measures in digital markets. Sarah advised the complainant BidOnThis in the Auction Services case, which is to date the CMA’s only abuse of dominance case in digital markets, and the only case in which the CMA has considered interim measures. A link to an article on the case, co-written with Simon Chisholm from CRA and Helen Parker from BidonThis, and published in the International In-house Counsel Journal is available here.

Marie Leppard presented a Legal Perspective on ‘Utilization and Limitations of Digitization in Antitrust Law’ at the 11th CLU on 2nd April 2019 in Zurich

The event, hosted by the Swiss Association for Compliance and Competition Law (ACCL) saw partner Marie Leppard participate in a panel alongside Prof. Dr. Patrick Krauskopf from Agon Partners and Lionel block from Forentec. Modern progressive digitization is exponentially used by Competition authorities in simplifying their procedures. But where are the limits of these digital methods and to what extent are they to be used? A fascinating topic discussed by experts from the Competition sector.