Barbara provides economic advice on mergers, antitrust, commercial disputes and damages, regulation and state aid. She also advises on procurement design and auction, with particular expertise in the broadcasting, communications and health sectors.
Barbara is frequently appointed before the Italian courts as an economic expert on commercial disputes, antitrust damages and regulatory matters in a range of sectors. Her work has been submitted in proceedings before the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Italy, as well as before the Court of Rome and the Court of Milan, among other courts in Italy and Europe. Repeatedly ranked among GCR’s recommended competition experts, she is a ‘2021 Thought Leader’ in competition in the Who’s Who Legal prestigious ranking.
She has advised on national and EU-wide matters across a range of sectors including banking and financial markets, telecoms and broadcasting, energy, food and beverages, chemicals, heavy industries, cement, health and pharmaceuticals, rentals and leasing, transport, consumer goods retailing and electronics. Clients she has advised in the public and private sectors include the Italian communications regulator AGCOM, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, BT, Colacem, CDP Equity, Corepla, EasyJet, ENI, Exor, Groupe Guillin, IMG Worldwide, Inwit, Leaseplan Group, Linde Medicale, Marionnaud, Metro C&C, the UK communications regulator Ofcom, Safilo, SEA Airports, Sky Italia, Telecom Italia, the Singaporean Competition Commission, Toyota Financial Services and Toyota Motor Company, Vivendi, and YOOX Net-A-Porter.
Barbara has also taught undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses at the LSE and was a Junior Fellow of the Royal Economic Society in 2000–01. She served on the Board and Scientific Committee of the Italian Antitrust Association from 2014 to 2017, and is an active member of the group Concorrenze (promoting competition matters, debates and compliance) and of WomenAT Competition Italy.
Barbara speaks English, and Italian.
Tel: +39 06 90258080