Denis Foddelard is a senior partner at Ashurst, based in Brussels. His practice focuses on all aspects of Italian and EU antitrust law. Denis has 20 years’ experience in advising leading European corporates in relation to behavioural and merger control cases. He also has significant experience in assisting companies in State Aid investigations. Denis regularly represents clients before both the European Commission and national competition authorities in Italy, Belgium, etc. as well as the EU General Court and Court of Justice in antitrust and other EU law proceedings. He acts for leading clients in several industry sectors, such as energy, financial services, pharmaceutical and automotive.
AshurstThis 2018 Ashurst article is composed of two parts. The first part introduces the Italian AGCM Guidelines on the content of the compliance program, while the second part provides a comparative guide summarizing how foreign national competition agencies consider - or not - compliance programs as a possible mitigating factor.