MarioTodino

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Mario Todino has more than 25 years of experience in EU and Italian competition law, including 15 years in governmental roles in Italy and Brussels, as well as the European Court of Justice. Specifically, Mario served the Legal Service and Cabinet of the President of the Italian Competition Authority and the DG Competition of the European Commission in Brussels.

Mario's practice focuses on mergers, cartels, abuses of dominance, state aid matters, and litigation in Brussels and in Italy. In recent years he has represented clients such as FIAT Chrysler, Imerys, ENI, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Banca d'Italia, BNL/BNP Paribas, Fondo Strategico Italiano, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi Electric.

Mario has handled a number of high-profile mergers before the European Commission spanning a variety of industrial sectors such as energy (Exxon/Mobil), pharma (Sanofi/Aventis), medical devices (Boston Scientific/Guidant), infrastructure (Abertis/Autostrade), consumer goods (Lactalis/Galbani, Adidas/Reebok), automotive (FIAT/Magneti Marelli, Piaggio/Aprilia), banking and insurance (Generali/Intesa), and telecom and media (Sky-Telepiù/Stream, Telecom Italia/Omnitel).

He also has extensive experience in cartels and unilateral practices; state aid, particularly in the financial sector; and litigation before the EU Courts and the Italian Courts (annulment actions and follow-on damages actions).

Mario is coauthor of the textbook La disciplina della concorrenza in Italia. He lectures on EC and domestic competition law and has authored various articles in this area. He is member of the Italian Antitrust Review scientific committee and of the Executive Committee of the Italian Antitrust Association.

Experience

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Confidential client responds to Greek antitrust investigationJones Day advised a confidential client with respect to an investigation by the Greek Competition Authority into an alleged abuse of dominance.
  • Confidential client responds to Italian antitrust proceedingsJones Day is advising a confidential client in connection with Italian Competition Authority proceedings related to alleged abuse of dominance in maintenance services for medical devices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    "What agenda for the Newly Appointed EU Competition Commissioner" CPI Antitrust Chronicle, 2/2015 (http://www.gop.it/doc_news/391_ita.pdf)

    "Antitrust rules and intellectual property rights in the EU and in the US – Towards Convergence" Italian Antitrust Review, 2/2014 (http://www.gop.it/doc_pubblicazioni/391_o8by6tv99q_ita.pdf)

    “EU Merger Control, in The Merger Control Review" Fifth Edition, edited Ilene Knable Gotts, 2014

    “EU Guidelines for regional aids - Is the party over for Large Investment Projects?” European State Aid Law Quarterly, 4/2013 (http://www.gop.it/doc_pubblicazioni/263_6zeo7mimpn_ita.pdf)

    "Unilateral behaviour in times of crisis" GCLC Annual Conference, 2013

    "Antitrust procedure - Dizionario sistematico del diritto della concorrenza" a cura di L. Pace, 2013

    "Unilateral conducts - Italian Commentary of EU and Italian Competition Rules" Commentario Ubertazzi 2011

    "Le intese nell’esperienza dell’Autorità garante – linee di tendenza e sviluppi futuri" 20 Anni di Antitrust, 2010

    "La disciplina della concorrenza in Italia" Il Mulino, 2010 

    "Settlements – Codice commentato della concorrenza" a cura di A. Catricalà, 2010

    Speaking Engagements

    • May 2019
      Presentazione alla prima sessione plenaria del Convegno Nazionale dell'Associazione Antitrust Italiana sui recenti sviluppi nell'antitrust italiano e europeo
    • January 30, 2018
      Presentazione presso l'Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato sui recenti sviluppi in materia di controllo delle concentrazioni in Europa e Italia
    • November 20, 2017
      Presentazione sui recenti sviluppi sulla direttiva ECN+, i poteri delle autorità antitrust nazionali e le garanzie
    • Marzo 2017
      Recenti sviluppi in materia di privacy e protezione dei dati, implicazioni in materia di antitrust e controllo sui dipendenti.
    • May 2016
      Recenti sviluppi in materia di concentrazioni nelle telecomunicazioni, IT e nel settore energetico in Europa e Italia
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