Portrait of Roberto Alimonti

Roberto Alimonti : Partner

With over ten years of professional experience in the UK and Italy, Roberto is an expert in the field of competition economics, and has significant expertise in state aid and quantification of follow-on antitrust damages. He has acquired a strong reputation for his work on a number of high-profile cases on behalf of private and public sector clients, including competition authorities and sector regulators. These range from cartel and abuse of dominance cases to state aid, litigation, mergers, and retrospective evaluation of policy decisions.

During his professional career, Roberto has provided economic advice across a wide range of sectors, including communications, energy, financial services, food and drink, healthcare, life sciences, public infrastructure and transport, among others.

Before joining Oxera, Roberto worked for one of the Big Four consulting firms in London, at the UK Office of Fair Trading (the predecessor of the Competition and Markets Authority), and for an Italian economics consultancy.

Roberto speaks English, and Italian.

Tel: +39 06 90258084

Roberto's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Leading the Oxera team in the definition of the public service obligation regime for air transportation services for a national authority (2020–)

  • Economic advice in the context of a follow-on damages claim in the Netherlands in relation to an abuse of dominance case in the food and drink industry (2020–)

  • Leading the Oxera team advising on the state aid and regulatory implications of the development of a highway infrastructure in Italy (2020–)

  • Economic advice to a national energy regulator in designing the auction mechanism to liberalise the retail electricity market (2019–20)

  • Managing the Oxera team advising two companies active in the provision of maintenance services on the fixed telecommunications network, in the context of two separate follow-on damages claims (2019–)

  • Leading the Oxera team advising a company active in the packaging sector involved in a cartel case before the Italian Competition Authority (2019–)


  • Alimonti, R., Ralston, H. and Neurohr, B. (forthcoming), ‘Digital markets and implications for competition policy: Evidence from recent economic analysis’, in P.L. Parcu, G. Monti and M. Botta (eds), Economic Analysis in EU Competition Policy, Edward Elgar.

  • Alimonti, R., Ippolito, F. and Stammati, L. (forthcoming), ‘A method to assess the impact of the universal postal service obligation’, in P.L. Parcu, T.J. Brennan and V. Glass (eds), The Economics of the Postal and Delivery Sector, Springer.

  • Alimonti, R. and Arduini, F. (2021), ‘Il mercato rilevante nell’era digitale’, in A. Catricalà, C.E. Cazzato and F. Fimmanò (eds), Diritto Antitrust, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, pp. 98–143.

  • Alimonti, R. and Puglisi, L. (2021), ‘Research, development and innovation aid’, L. Hancher, T. Ottervanger and P.J. Slot (eds), EU State Aids, Sweet & Maxwell, 6th edition.

  • Alimonti, R., Mautino, L. and Stammati, L. (2020), ‘E-Commerce Growth: Competition and Regulatory Implications for the Postal Sector’, in P.L. Parcu, T.J. Brennan and V. Glass (eds), The Changing Postal Environment Market and Policy Innovation, Springer.

  • Duncan, F.F., Alimonti, R. and Sharma, S. (2018), ‘The Development of Infrastructure Competition and Regulation of Oligopolies in Electronic Communications Markets’, Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 2, pp. 343–384.


  • Master Degree Specialised Economic Analysis, Competition and Market Regulation, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain

  • Laurea Specialistica Social and Economic Sciences, Public Economics and Regulation, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

  • Laurea Triennale European Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

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