The article (in Italian) describes the failure of public policies aimed at increasing electronic payments through a reduction of the fees. The article indicates possible solutions and ideas to effectively increase electronic payments ... 

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On 28 May 2013, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) published its decision opening antitrust proceedings against the Italian railways operator Ferrovie ... 

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On May 9 2013 the Competition Authority fined Telecom Italia, the Italian incumbent operator, for exclusionary conduct aimed at hampering its competitors' market expansion ...

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De Matteis Studio legale has contributed to Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2013, published by Global Competition Review ...

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The Italian Competition Authority published today new merger control thresholds. As of today, a concentration must be notified to the Italian Competition Authority when it meets both conditions ...

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On February 6, 2013, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) has opened an investigation against Hoffman La Roche Ltd. (“Roche”), Novartis AG (“Novartis”), Genentech Inc. (“Genentech”), Roche S.p.A. (“Roche Italia”) and Novartis Farma S.p.A. (“Novartis Farma”) into a suspected cartel in the pharmaceutical sector, for the possible infringement of the Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) which prohibits cartels and anticompetitive agreements ....

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On September 28, 2012 the ICA published a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) providing clarifications on the new annual fee, which is in essence a tax that companies doing business in Italy must pay ...

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De Matteis Studio legale has contributed to the Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2012 volume, published by Global Competition Review ...


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On August 27, 2012 the Italian Competition Authority published a regulation regarding a new annual fee that companies with a turnover exceeding € 50 million must pay to the Italian Competition Authority ...

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The Italian Government has introduced two important changes to the Italian antitrust rules that will affect companies doing business in Italy. The first is the introduction of a new mandatory fee that companies must pay annually ...

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On January 20 2012 the government approved Law Decree 1/2012. Among other things, this package of economic liberalisation measures makes it easier for consumers to bring class actions ...

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The Administrative Court of Lazio has annulled the Competition Authority's decision against MasterCard's domestic interchange fees ...

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Credit card company MasterCard and eight banks have succeeded in their appeals against a competition authority ruling that they had inflated the cost of interchange fees ...

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De Matteis Studio legale ranked in Chambers & Partners 2011 ...

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Andrea De Matteis has left Labruna Mazziotti Segni where he was head of the competition practice to launch De Matteis Studio Legale. The boutique firm opened its doors on Monday ...

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The current environment has rapidly accelerated the trend towards digital payments.

We are looking for an Associate with excellent academic performance and a desire to specialize in EU payments regulation.

 Integritydiversity and creativity are the name of the game at De Matteis Law.


 Desired Skills and Experience

  • University degree in law with highest honors
  • Admitted to the bar
  • Specialized or desire to specialize in EU payments regulation
  • Experience in assisting multinational organizations
  • Mother tongue or excellent command of English (level C2 or C1)


Desired Personality Traits

  • Desire to help others
  • Team player
  • Conscientiousness
  • Open to constantly learning
  • Preferred age 30-35


We offer competitive salaries and an energetic, motivated and collaborative environment. We are interested in the success of our team and encourage individual development through constant feedback.


In particular, we offer:

  • Friendly and collaborative environment
  • Competitive salaries
  • Up to 3 month bonus based on performance
  • Working hours from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm


We are based in Rome and Brussels and have a highly successful practice in regulation of payments in Europe.


In particular, we advise our clients on:

  • PSD2
  • Strong Customer Authentication
  • Open Banking
  • Anti-money-laundering
  • Digital Identity
  • Blockchain
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cryptocurrencies 


Our clients are leading multinationals. Our mission is to do well by doing good