Giovanni Scoccini is the head of the antitrust practice of Scoccini & Associati. Giovanni represents and assists clients in particular regarding collusive agreements among competitors, monopolistic abuse of a dominant position, application of competition rules to the public sector and State aid. He focuses on competition litigation on behalf of claimants. His practice area also includes civil and administrative litigation, EU law and real estate.
Giovanni is author of numerous articles and publications on competition law and he is the national correspondant for the EU Competition Law Handbook published by Sweet & Maxwell.
Mr Scoccini’s experience spans several sectors, including: food; agriculture; pharmaceutical; integrated logistics; renewable energy; transport; engineering; chemicals; manufacturing; telecommunications; fashion; maritime agency services; civil aviation and payment services.
Giovanni graduated with a law degree from Sapienza University of Rome in January 2005, where he also obtained a master degree in financial markets regulation and functioning. Furthermore, in 2010 he gained an LL.M in competition law from King’s College London. He is a member of the Rome Bar and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Giovanni returned to Scoccini & Associati in October 2014, after having practiced in leading national and international law firms, mainly in the practice area of competition law. He has been an associate of DLA Piper, where he operated in a wide variety of economic sectors, with a particular focus on merger control and on anticompetitive practices (price fixing, abuses of dominant position).
He advised on merger filings both before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority and coordinated worldwide merger notifications for transactions requiring clearance in multiple jurisdictions. He also completed internships at the Consob (the Italian National Commission for Companies and Stock Exchange) and at Capitalia bank (now Unicredit Group).