Flora Santaniello

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Rome  -  T +39 06 4559 5052   F +39 06 4559 5064
Milan - T
+39 02 9285 4159

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
Customs law
Protection of agricultural and food products through DOP and IGP
Environmental law
Proceedings before the EU courts

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

Ms Flora Santaniello has extensive experience in matters of domestic and European antitrust laws and various other areas of EU law, regularly representing Italian and foreign undertakings before the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission. She frequently assists clients by drafting codes of conduct for antitrust compliance programmes and running training sessions in antitrust and unfair trade practices matters, including mock dawn raids. Her varied professional experience has allowed her to develop in-depth knowledge of many sectors. These include aerospace, the production and distribution (both wholesale and retail) of smoking products and electronic cigarettes, the manufacture and distribution of automotive and jet fuels, gas and electric power, the distribution of motor vehicles, air transport and airport services, maritime and railway transport, the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products, professional publishing, entertainment (pay TV and distribution of movies to cinemas), and waste collection, transport and recovery.

Ms Flora Santaniello first began working at the Brussels office of Pappalardo e Associati law firm (which later merged into Bonelli Erede Pappalardo) in 1995. She later moved to the Rome office, where she remained until 2001. She then worked at Allen & Overy LLP for six years in their International Antitrust Group. Ms Santaniello then moved to Simmons & Simmons LLP law firm in 2007, where she worked as a senior associate in the EU, Competition and Regulatory Group until 2014.

Member of the Italian bar association since 1999

Lecturer on competition law at the SEU – Servizio Europa Umbria, for the course “Law, Economy and EU Community Politics”
Lecturer at the LUISS Guido Carli University for Social Studies, as part of “Project Russia”, a training programme organised by the LUISS Management for officials belonging to the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
Lecturer at the LUISS Business School for the module “Antitrust regulation and relationships with consumers” in the 2nd edition of the MACOM – Master in Compliance Management

Law degree from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (1994)
Postgraduate specialisation in EC (now EU) Law, Economy and Policies at SEU – Servizio Europa Umbria in Perugia (1995)
Attendee of “The European Union following the 2004 enlargement” lectures, organised by the Centre International de Formation Européenne and the Czech Diplomatic Academy in Horažd’ovice in the Czech Republic (2004)

Italian: mother tongue
English: fluent
French: fluent