Francesco Carloni

Francesco Carloni, KL Gates, EU merger control attorney, dominant position abuse lawyer
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Francesco Carloni is a partner in the firm’s Brussels and Milan offices where he is a member of the antitrust, competition & trade regulation practice group.

As a European and Italian competition law practitioner, Mr. Carloni’s experience primarily lies in the field of merger control, , restrictive practices and agreements, e-commerce, abuse of dominant position, EU sector inquiries, public consultations, and state aid. He offers compliance training and develops customized compliance programs adapted to clients' specific risk profiles. He has extensive experience in the fashion and luxury sector where he represents a number of the most iconic brands globally. His experience has involved advising leading corporations in a variety of sectors including fashion and luxury, pharmaceutical, IT, digital maps, telecommunications, aviation, chemicals, liner shipping, food, dairy and automotive industries. A New York and Italian-qualified lawyer, Mr. Carloni graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and received two LLMs from the College of Europe, Bruges, and Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He is also the author of several articles on antitrust law and often participates as a speaker at conferences and seminars on European and Italian competition law.

Mr. Carloni is ranked by Chambers and Partners Global in European and Italian Competition Law in Belgium (foreign expert) (2016-2020), of Mr. Carloni they say: “Clients value that he is “dedicated and available,” "commercial awareness,” "always at our disposal and always available for a call," “extremely focused on getting the job done as soon as possible and was able to shorten the timelines;” “not only very good from a technical point of view, but has a good network of contacts, which is important to convey advocacy initiatives.”” He has also been recognized by WWL: Competition – Future Leaders in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and ranked by Milano Finanza among the Best lawyers category for competition law in 2020.

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