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Italian and European competition law
Abuses of dominant position
Vertical and horizontal agreements
Antitrust compliance programmes
State aid

EU law, including:
Free movement of goods and services
Public procurement
Liberalised sectors (e.g. telecommunications, air transport)

Italian Competition Authority
European Commission
EU and domestic (administrative and civil) courts

Ms Adele Sodano is a highly competent competition lawyer. She has extensive experience in both Italian and European competition law matters, regularly representing Italian and foreign undertakings before the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission. Her specialist knowledge and experience in implementing antitrust compliance programmes is just one of the many valuable skills she offers companies in a wide range of markets. She also deals with State aid issues and other areas of EU law, such as matters concerning freedom of movement of goods and services. Her varied professional experience has also allowed her to develop in-depth knowledge of various sectors, including telecommunications, bank and insurance services, energy, luxury goods, air transport and airport services, chemicals, motorway catering services, and organised large-scale retail.

Ms Adele Sodano began working at the Brussels office of Pappalardo e Associati law firm in 1997. During more than ten years at the firm (three of which were spent at the Rome office), which included its merger into Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Ms Sodano provided legal assistance in Italian and European competition law matters to Italian and foreign undertakings and worked on both judicial and non-judicial cases relating to various EU legal issues. Ms Sodano moved to the Brussels office of Italian law firm Chiomenti in 2008, where she remained until the end of 2014.

Member of the Italian bar association since 1998

Lecturer on competition law at the SEU – Servizio Europa Umbria, for the postgraduate course “EC Law, Economy and  Policies”

Co-author of the chapter concerning abuses of dominant position, in the manual Disciplina della Concorrenza nella UE edited by Aldo Frignani and Stefania Bariatti, in the Trattato di Diritto Commerciale e Diritto Pubblico dell’Economia, under the direction of Francesco Galgano, Cedam, 2012

Law degree from the University of Naples “Federico II” (1994)
Postgraduate specialisation in International Trade Law at the International Labour Organisationin Turin (1995)
Postgraduate specialisation in EC (now EU) Law, Economy and Policies at SEU – Servizio Europa Umbria in Perugia (1996)
LL.M.(Master of Laws) from the University of Michigan Law School (1999)

Italian: mother tongue
English: fluent
French: good