Orrick announced the expansion of its antitrust department with the entry of partner Pietro Merlino.
Coming from Cleary Gottlieb, where he was Counsel, Merlino has twenty years of experience in EU and Italian competition law. In the course of his professional activity, he worked on the application of European and Italian antitrust rules in most of the main industrial sectors and all aspects of competition law.
Merlino has developed specific expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, where he has been involved in some of the main Italian cases, most recently the Roche-Novartis case. He has also worked in transport and energy, as well as in the field of antitrust law and intellectual property rights.
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