Paolo Palmigiano is the head of our Competition, Trade and Foreign Investment practice. Qualified in England & Wales and in Italy, Paolo has over two decades of experience advising on EU and UK competition law, both in private practice and in house, in regulated sectors such as telecommunications and media, financial services and payment systems, as well as in the tech and life sciences sectors.
Paolo's extensive experience extends to all areas of competition law including cartels, abuse of dominance, investigations, mergers, state aid and follow-on damages claims. He has advised on vertical agreements and information exchanges. He has created and implemented antitrust compliance programmes and handled dawn raids situations as well as possessing deep experience in competition litigation. He has often represented clients in front of the Competition Appeals Tribunal and the European Court of Justice.
Paolo is a non-governmental advisor to the UK competition authority, a member of the Competition Appeals Tribunal’s users’ group and a vice chair of the competition committee at BIAC, the voice of the business community at the OECD. Paolo created and chaired for 15 years an association of in-house competition lawyers with 450 members in 20 jurisdictions.
|Since 2019||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2013 - 2018||General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Sumitomo Electric Industries|
|2010 - 2013||Head of competition law, Lloyds Banking Group|
|2009 - 2010||General Counsel and Director, ComReg, Dublin|
|2000 - 2010||Head of competition law, British Telecommunications plc|
|2004||Admitted as a solicitor, England & Wales|
|1993||Admitted as a lawyer, Italy (“avvocato”)|
|1992||LLM in European law, College of Europe, Bruges|
|1990||Law degree, Italy|
Paolo is a frequent speaker to conferences and teaches on competition law topics.
Non-Governmental Advisor, UK Competition and Markets Authority
Vice-chairman of the competition committee, BIAC (Business and Advisory Committee), the voice of the business community, OECD
Business representative, Competition Appeals Tribunal’s users’ group
Founder and chairman for 15 years of the association of in-house competition lawyers (ICLA), with more than 300 members in 25 countries
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