Antitrust & Competition Disputes

Personal ProfileGiorgio Afferni

About Giorgio

Giorgio leads the antitrust branch of Delex, coordinating the team of the top ranking professionals in Italy dealing with private enforcement of competition law, taking into account the number of firms represented and the aggregate value of their claims.

Giorgio has an impressive academic track, both in Italy and abroad, combinated with strong abilities and experience in litigation, together with an extremely innovative view of the legal profession and of legal services.


Doctorate in private law, State University of Pisa

LL.M., Harvard Law School

J.D., State University of Genoa and Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

Giorgio is associate professor at the University of Genoa, where he teaches Italian private law and European private law. He is one the greatest expert in Italy on private enforcement of competition law, being the author of many publications on the most relevant issues of this subject. Brilliant and effective litigator, Giorgio assisted some of the most important consumers associations in bringing the most relevant competition class actions filed in Italy.

Giorgio assisted complainants, consumers associations and firms both in complex actions for damages and in public enforcement proceedings, in front of the Italian national competition authority and in front of the administrative review courts, in some of the most significant cases of cartels and abuses of dominant position in the markets of pharmaceutical products and of transportation, banking, and financial services.

Giorgio has also gained a strong specialization in the law of financial markets and investment services, being a full member of the Italian Financial Ombudsman established by Consob, the Italian authority competent for financial markets regulation.

Giorgio was awarded the Francesco Santoro Passarelli Price of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the oldest scientific academy of the world, for the best dissertation in the area of private law, with a monograph on “The level of damages in precontractual liability”, which provides the first comprehensive analysis in Italian law of the hestimation of damages in cases of false information on financial markets.

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