EUROPEAN COMMISSION GUIDANCE ARTICLE 22 REFERRALS                                                                                                                          26 March 2021

 (DG COMP) just published its much-awaited guidance to kill "killer acquisitions". Member States may refer acquisitions below national merger control thresholds and raising antitrust concerns to European Commission for review. No doubt this will add greater merger control scrutiny to consolidation in the #payment industry.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION                                                                                                                                                                                  7 October 2019


We commit to promoting diversity in the workplace. We Value the range of perspectives, ideas and experiences that diversity provides, whether grounded in gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, cultural background, religion or age.


We believe diversity and inclusion create a broader, richer environment that enhances creative thinking, innovation and problem solving, which adds value to our organizations. We believe that inclusive organizations attract and retain top talent.


We will therefore encourage greater diversity and inclusion in our own businesses and co-operate to foster these same values throughout the legal profession and the broader business community.


We undertake to practice and advance diversity and inclusion by:

- promoting diversity and inclusion within our own teams;

- considering diversity and inclusion in our hiring and purchasing practices;

- encouraging and partnering our law firms to adopt best practices in diversity and inclusion.


We, as advocates for diversity and inclusion, will demonstrate our commitment through specific actions and initiatives.

AVVIATA LA CONSULTAZIONE PER IL RECEPIMENTO DELLA PSD2 E L'ADEGUAMENTO ALL'IFR                                                                    1 August 2017


Il Governo italiano sta procedendo con tempestività al recepimento della normativa europea sui pagamenti elettronici. Il 18 luglio 2017 il Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze ha posto in consultazione le disposizioni legislative per il recepimento della Direttiva (UE) 2015/2366 ...

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It is with great pleasure that DE MATTEIS Studio Legale announces that its Founding Partner, Andrea De Matteis, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of CashlessWay – the first association to support and promote the use of cashless payment instruments and culture ... 

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 La Banca d’Italia si appresta a rendere obbligatorie le regole di sicurezza europee per i pagamenti via internet contenute nelle EBA Guidelines on the security of internet payments che prevedono come regola la cosiddetta autenticazione forte ... 

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DE MATTEIS Studio Legale has been recognized as a Leading Italian Firm for their work in the field of mobile and electronic payments by Legal 500 EMEA 2015.  In addition, Founding Partner Andrea De Matteis is also recognized as 'Highly Rated' ... 

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Founding and Managing Partner Andrea De Matteis has been recognised as a Leading Individual for his work in the field of Competition / European Law by Chambers & Partners in their 2015 Europe Guide ...

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The jury has spoken. Andrea De Matteis – Founding Partner of DE MATTEIS Studio Legale - is Legal Community’s LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2015 for mobile and electronic payments. The announcement was made on Tuesday, March 24th at a gala ceremony held in Milan, Italy ...

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Andrea De Matteis, Founding Partner of DE MATTEIS Studio Legale, speaks, in Italian, at CARTE 2014 about the impact of new PSD2 regulations which increases the requirements of security for electronic payments on user experience ...

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Andrea De Matteis, Founding Partner of DE MATTEIS Studio Legale, has written an indepth article, on the possible obstacles that ApplePay may have to confront in the European Union ...  

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Andrea De Matteis, Founding and Managing Partner of DE MATTEIS Studio Legale, will be a panel speaker at the 15th Edition of CARTE - a 2 day conference which is the point of reference in Italy for the payments industry ... 

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MIFs are the fees paid by an acquirer, i.e., the bank or payment service provider of a merchant, to the issuer, i.e., the bank or payment service provider of the cardholder, for each transaction, to compensate the issuer for the services it provides to the merchant in each transaction ... 

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DE MATTEIS has been recommended, as a firm, by IFLR1000 2014 - one of the most important legal guides for the international banking and finance sectors - for its work in the field of Italian Banking Law ... 

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Andrea De Matteis is a panelist on legal developments at the 17th edition of SPIN, the International ABI Conference&Expo on payment systems and services, the annual event in which ... 

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De Matteis Studio Legale has assisted Lycamobile, one of the world’s leading mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), on the launch of their mobile services in Italy ... 

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Andrea De Matteis, the Founding Partner of the DE MATTEIS law firm, has been recognised for his work in the field of Italian Competition Law by Chambers Europe 2014 - one of the most important legal guides in the world ... 

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The Italian Competition Authority published new merger control thresholds ...

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Andrea De Matteis is a panelist on legal developments at the 14th edition of CARTE 2013, the Conference&Expo dedicated to the world of payment cards, and innovative and electronic payment methods ...

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EU member states and the European Parliament would do well to draw on lessons learned from countries where interchange fees have been regulated ...

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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