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Roberto Rustichelli is the President of the Italian Competition Authority. He has degrees in Law and in Economics and Management Sciences. At the time of his appointment, he was Chairman of the Board of the Naples Business Court with jurisdiction, inter alia, over the claims for violation of the antitrust law for the whole Southern Italy, as well as President of the Chamber of the Provincial Tax Commission of Naples. He served as Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Productive Activities and was a Legal Advisor to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in various governments. From 2009 to 2013 he was also a Member of the National Committee for Community Fraud Prevention.
Italian Competition AuthorityThe AGCM’s initiative consists of a detailed and updated presentation of its experience in the field of compliance programmes as well as its 2018 Guidelines on antitrust compliance. The possibility of considering compliance programmes as a mitigating factor in the determination of the level of sanction was introduced by the 2014 sanctions guidelines of the AGCM. In October 2018, the AGCM adopted its Guidelines on antitrust compliance to provide undertakings with guidance on how to structure an effective antitrust compliance programme and its treatment in the context of the investigation. According to this Guidelines, the adoption and effective implementation of a specific compliance programme can lead to a reward in the form of a reduction of fines of up to 15%.