Irene Picciano


T. +39 02 72554.1


Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – MILAN

Irene Picciano was appointed Partner in 2005 and she is jointly in charge of the Brussels office of the Firm. She obtained a Postgraduate Master Degree (LL.M.) in European Law and Economics at the European College of Parma. In 1999 she joined the Law Firm being in charge of the Brussels office as resident associate.


Irene gained a considerable experience in the fields of EU & competition law, regulatory & compliance, commercial and contract law.


Irene Picciano regularly assists clients before the European Commission, national Competition Authorities and European and national Courts on cartel and abuse of dominance cases, “dawn-raid” investigations and competition risk assessment and management including self-assessments under relevant EU regulations, M&A assessment and filing, and regularly coordinate antitrust compliance programs.


She also accrued a significant experience in the field of regulatory and compliance, in a wide range industry sectors, at national and cross-border level, and provides regular assistance on trade, product and corporate compliance issues supporting multinational companies to comply with complex regulatory framework.


Within her EU sector expertise, she also deals with issues of freedom of establishment and rendering of services, complaints to the European Commission, State aid and structural fund and has been assisting multinational companies in organising and managing their distribution networks both on national, cross border and EU basis, dealing with relevant contractual and commercial aspects involved, as well as in negotiating and implementing joint production, technology transfer, subcontracting and procurement agreements etc.


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Irene is assisting and advising multinational clients operating in a wide range of industry sectors: food & beverages, fashion & luxury, retail, consumer goods, automotive, betting & gambling, medical devices, healthcare products, cosmetics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products.


She is member of the UAE (European Lawyers’ Union), Brussels Association AntitrustItalia and co-responsible of the ASLA Corporate Compliance Group.


She is author of over 100 publications and legal articles and regular lecturer in conferences and seminars and master programs.


She is regularly mentioned on Legal 500 and in the Top Legal guide.


She has been selected by the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission as its Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) within the International Competition Network for the year 2018-2019.

Areas of expertise

Admitted to Supreme Court

Admitted to the Italian Bar


Parma, Postgraduate Master Degree (LL.M.) in European Law and Economics at the European College of Parma

Salerno, Degree in Law, University of Salerno


Italian, English, French