MarcelloCaramazza

Associate

(T) 32.2.645.15.27 (F) 32.2.645.14.45

Marcello Caramazza's practice focuses on European and Italian antitrust and competition law. He advises clients in the areas of horizontal agreements and cartels, merger control, and State aid.

Marcello's competition law experience includes merger control at the EU and national levels. He has assisted in cross-border mergers involving several industrial sectors including industrial minerals, energy, transportation, and automotive. He has assisted Italian clients in antitrust investigations for anticomptitive agreements and information exchange practices. He also has advised on licensing and distribution agreements and has assisted clients in proceedings for State aids in the banking sector.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Marcello worked for Italian and international law firms in Milan and Brussels. In addition, he has experience in the European public administration (European Parliament) and consultancy sector.

Experience

  • Conagra Brands divests GelitJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in the sale of its Italian-based frozen pasta subsidiary, Gelit S.r.l. (headquartered in Doganella di Ninfa, Latina, Italy) to an Italian investment company owned by Italian Private Equity sponsors Consilium SGR S.p.A. and Progressio SGR S.p.A., and by MMM S.r.l. whose reference shareholder is Italian entrepreneur Massimo Menna.
  • Italian central bank’s arguments endorsed by EU General Court in State aid litigationJones Day advised Banca d’Italia, the central bank of Italy, with respect to important State aid litigation before the EU General Court.
  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • Leasys acquires Win RentJones Day advised Leasys S.p.A. (part of FCA Bank S.p.A.) on the antitrust-related aspects of its acquisition of Win Rent S.p.A.
  • ENI is advised on competition law mattersJones Day provides ongoing competition law advice to Italian oil and gas company ENI S.p.A. on a range of competition law matters, including vertical agreements, merger transactions, and operational agreements.
  • FCA Bank defends Italian Competition Authority investigationJones Day is advising FCA Bank S.p.A. in connection with an Italian Competition Authority antitrust investigation into an alleged exchange of information about the financial conditions of car loans among captive banks of automotive manufacturers.
  • AITEC defends Italian Competition Authority investigationJones Day is advising Italian cement association AITEC in connection with an antitrust investigation by the Italian Competition Authority concerning an alleged cartel in the market for cement.
  • 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.
  • Imerys merger with Kerneos receives antitrust clearanceJones Day represented Imerys S.A., a multinational manufacturer of industrial minerals, on the antitrust aspects of its €880 million acquisition of Kerneos, a global producer and supplier of specialty cements.
  • Imerys obtains European Commission clearance for acquisition of AlteoJones Day assisted Imerys S.A., a multinational manufacturer of industrial minerals, in the competition law assessment and merger filing for its acquisition of a business branch of Alteo, a leading French producer of specialty alumina.
  • Leasys resolves Italian Competition Authority investigationJones Day represented auto rental company Leasys in one of the highest profile antitrust investigations conducted by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) in recent years, involving information exchange practices among several Italian-based automotive leasing and fleet management companies.
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