Emilio De Giorgi


Emilio leads is Head of Italy Antitrust and has over 20 years’ experience of assisting Italian and multinational companies in behavioural investigations before the Italian Antitrust Authority and the European Commission (including cartels, abuse of dominance position, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising), obtaining merger clearances at national and European levels and coordinating multi-jurisdictional filings.
Emilio is a market leader in antitrust private enforcement with extensive experience in antitrust litigations before the Italian courts in terms of number, value, complexity and market-first cases worked on. 


Representative matters

EUR10m fine for an abuse of dominant position involving CTS Eventim: CTS Eventim in the successful appeal of the Italian Antitrust Authority’s to impose EUR10m fine for an abuse of dominant position in the ticketing service market.

EUR150m fine involving two alleged cartels: DS Smith in securing a full immunity against a EUR150m fine in relation to two alleged cartels in the corrugated board and related packaging sector.

EUR200m settlement involving Sky Italia: Sky Italia in a successful litigation for an alleged abuse of dominant position in the pay-tv market securing a settlement for a value exceeding EUR200m.

EUR2bn international football rights cartel sanction: MP & Silva in relation to a damages action before the Court of Milan based on the international football rights cartel sanctioned by the Italian Antitrust Authority for an aggregated value exceeding Euro 2bn.

Published Work

  • Antitrust e legal privilege secondo la Cassazione francese: quali impatti per l’Italia, Quotidiano Giuridico, April 2022
  • Accesso agli atti dell’AGCM da parte di danneggiati da un illecito antitrust, Quotidiano Giuridico, February 2022
  • Competition Law in Italy, Second Edition, Part III Administrative Procedure, Wolters Kluwer, 2019.
  • The Cartel and Leniency Review, Law Business Research, Editor Christine A. Varney, Chapter on Italy, January 2016.
A great practitioner, very nice to deal with, always available and able to find solutions in a very quick and smooth manner within tight deadlines.
Chambers Europe 2023 (EU and Competition Law: Italy)
Emilio De Giorgi comes highly recommended by market observers for his activity and longstanding experience in the market.
Chambers Europe 2022 (EU and Competition Law: Italy)



Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2010.

Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2003.


LL.M., University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2009.

International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course, 1999.

J.D., University of Milan, 1999.


Italian, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.