RenatoAntonini

Partner

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.19

Renato Antonini has been involved in many of the largest trade defense investigations in the EU and other jurisdictions during his 20 years of practice focused on the EU and WTO trade laws. Renato has extensive experience in EU and Italian customs and export control laws; he is particularly active on export control mandates for manufacturers of dual-use goods. He also advises clients in EU and Italian competition law, particularly in cartels, state aid, and abuse of dominance issues. Renato has an in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws and practice combined with a great understanding of clients' commercial interests.

Clients Renato has represented include governments as well as large corporations in steel, chemical, energy, financial, and other industries. He has assisted several clients in many EU and BRIC trade defense investigations, such as antidumping, antisubsidy, and anticircumvention investigations, as well as a full range of other trade matters including advising on trade remedy investigations and challenging tariffs. He has successfully defended clients' interests before governments and courts. Renato recently successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union against the antidumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain fasteners originating in China (C-376/15).

Renato is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and has been invited by governments to hold training courses on export controls and trade defense. He is also a member of the International Academy of Customs Law.

Experience

  • Materion acquires Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • International industrial company reviews antitrust and investigation mattersJones Day is counseling an international industrial company in a wide range of antitrust and investigation matters.
  • Bombardier to sell transportation business to Alstom for €6.2 billionJones Day is serving as antitrust and French corporate counsel in the €6.2 billion sale of Bombardier Inc.'s transportation business to Alstom S.A.
  • Private shareholders sell Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell GroupJones Day advised private shareholders on the sale of cargo bike specialist Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell Group.
  • Volare Acquisitions acquires Sirio S.p.A.Jones Day advised Volare Acquisitions, an Irish affiliate of U.S.-based OneSky Flight LLC, an aviation company offering industry-leading private jet travel solutions, in connection with its acquisition of an 80 percent equity interest in Sirio S.p.A., an Italian air charter service provider, and related shareholders’ agreement.
  • Chinese fasteners manufacturers succeed in antidumping appeal before Court of Justice of the EUJones Day successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) against the antidumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain fasteners originating in China (C-376/15).
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 26, 2018
      Conference on Trade Defense Instruments
    • October 18-19, 2018
      Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) 2018
    • October 17, 2018
      Trade Wars: Ukrainian Business Under Threat?
    • July 9-13, 2018
      Summer Course on WTO and EU Trade Law
    • June 12-14, 2017
      Trade Compliance Workshop & Forum – Southern Europe
    • December 8-9, 2016
      ERA Annual Conference on International/European Trade Law 2016
    • April 1-2, 2014
      EU anti-dumping law, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference on EU and WTO law
    • October 27-29, 2014
      Trade Facilitation and Customs, Global Trade Development Week EMEA
    • October 16-17, 2014
      Trade controls and WTO law, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference on EU trade law
    • April 1-2, 2014
      Chinese Reform and Its Impact on the EU and the World
    • September 30 - October 1, 2013
      ERA Annual Conference on EU Trade Law 2013
    • September 4-6, 2013
      ICLA World Meeting of Customs Law - Brussels 2013
    • May 23-24, 2013
      Introduction to WTO and EU Trade Law
    • May 23-24, 2013
      EU anti-circumvention law, An Introduction to EO and WTO law, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference,
    • March 15, 2013
      EU Trade controls, AmCham Legal & Taxation Committee Meeting
    • 2012年10月24日
      对外投资研讨会:中国公司全球扩展中的法律风险管理
    • October 24, 2012
      Outbound Seminar "Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies"
    • October 11-12, 2012
      The EU approach to export controls, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference, Annual conference on EU and WTO trade law
    • August 23-24, 2012
      Export controls on technological goods and software, Impact on customs practice and law, International Academy of Customs Law, 2012 World Meeting of Customs Law
    • May 23-24, 2012
      Latest Strategies for Assessing Correct Customs Valuation: Avoiding Hidden Pitfalls when Calculating Transfer Prices, Valuing Sample Items and Applying Royalties, C5 conference Global Customs Compliance
    • May 22, 2012
      EU sanctions, Fibelfin - AmCham Seminar, How to deal with Embargo legislation - EU and US sanctions
    • November 28, 2011
      Customs aspects in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards investigations, CESdE conference
    • October 6-7, 2011
      Concurrent imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing measures on non-market economies: does it really work?", Academy of European Law (ERA) conference, Practising EU and WTO law, focus on trade defense
    • October 6-7, 2011
      Concurrent imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing measures on non-market economies: does it really work?, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference, Practising EU and WTO law, focus on trade defense
    • June 16, 2011
      Anti-dumping and other trade defense law in BRIC countries, Belgian Association of Company Lawyers (IBJ-IJE), Practice Group International Company Lawyers
    • May 26, 2011
      Exports controls and sanctions, navigating the stormy waters, Belgian Association of Company Lawyers (IBJ-IJE)

    • Applying the Union interest test in EU trade defense investigations, Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference "
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