Fabrizio Di Gianni is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis' Brussels office. His practice focuses on EU and international trade law as well as EU and Italian competition law. He also represents clients in other aspects of EU law, including free movement and regulatory issues.
EU and International Trade Law
In the field of EU and international trade law, Fabrizio’s expertise focuses on trade defence instruments. He regularly assists clients in major EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases as well as safeguard investigations. He also has a wealth of experience assisting clients involved in investigations initiated by third countries.
His expertise extends to trade-related matters involving the WTO, marks of origin and customs investigations before the Commission and Member States’ customs authorities. He assists a wide range of clients, including governments, industry associations, companies, producers and importers. His activities focus on representing the interests of clients’ at all stages of the proceedings before the investigating authorities as well as litigating before the competent jurisdictional bodies.
EU and Italian Competition Law
In the field of EU and Italian competition law, Fabrizio advises clients on matters involving EU and Italian antitrust law. His range of experience includes cartel investigations and mergers and acquisitions. In the area of State aid, he assists clients in Commission investigations in which he has acted as counsel for complainants and alleged beneficiaries as well as public authorities suspected of having granted State aid.
Fabrizio also regularly represents clients before the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as the Italian Antitrust Authority and the Italian Civil and Administrative Courts (TAR and Consiglio di Stato).
He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on competition law and trade law matters.
- Chambers Global and Chambers Europe – ‘Leaders In Their Field’ (International Trade/WTO)
- International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers
- Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
- Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Trade and Customs Lawyers
- Legal 500 for Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-dumping
- Legal 500 for Competition Law
Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA – Master’s Degree in Common Law Studies, Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize, 1995
College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium – Post-graduate studies in EC law, 1989
University Federico II of Naples, Italy – Law Degree, magna cum laude, 1987
Fabrizio Di Gianni was a contributor to Il Diritto della Concorrenza nella Comunità Europea, Van Bael and Bellis (2009). He also contributes to Van Bael & Bellis’ leading treatise “EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments” (fifth edition, Kluwer, 2011), a standard work of reference in the field of EU trade law. He regularly writes articles on competition law and trade law matters.