Simone Gambuto

Founding Partner



Piazza di Pietra, 26 00186 Rome


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He works in the field of antitrust, consumer protection, regulation and competition aspects of tenders and concessions.
He assists companies in various industries in foreign direct investment investigations; in merger control, abuse of dominance, antitrust, and consumer protection proceedings before the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) and the European Commission, and in proceedings before the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) and the Transport Authority (ART), and in related litigation, as well as before civil courts in stand-alone and follow-on actions.
He provides assistance for the preparation of antitrust compliance and self-cleaning programmes and advice on cooperation, distribution, joint venture and licensing agreements.

Italian, French, English

2004 – Rome Bar Association
Admitted to plea before the Supreme Court of Cassation and Upper Courts.


Recommended Lawyer – EU and Competition law – Italy

In the words of clients:
“Simone Gambuto should be recommended to all clients.”
“Simone Gambuto is collaborative, proactive, supportive, and really well prepared. He puts a lot of effort into what he does and is a passionate lawyer.”


Recommended Lawyer – EU and Competion Law – Italy

2022 – 2017

WHO’S WHO – Global Competition Review (GCR):

Global Leader – Recommended Lawyer
National Leader – Italy – Recommended Lawyer

Italy’s world’s leading competition lawyers

Italy’s highest-ranking lawyers

Italy’s Leading Business Lawyers and Experts

Competition 2018 Partner’s list

Future Leaders – Partner Analysis



In the words of clients:

“Simone focuses on the insurance, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals sectors”. Sources highlight his “sound pragmatism and impressive knowledge of the law.”


Recommended Lawyer – EU and Competion Law

In the words of clients:
“EU and competition Partner Simone Gambuto “demonstrates great commitment”, “provides pragmatic advice” and has particular experience in the transport sector: among other matters, the team continues to represent Ryanair in contentious antitrust proceedings. Simone Gambuto is the name to note.”

From 2020 to 2024

Simone is lecturing Antitrust Private Enforcement within the “Master Droit International & Européen Droit des Affaires et de la Concurrence” at “La Faculté de Droit des Facultés de l’Université Catholique de Lille (FLD)”, ranked among the top three Masters for EU and Competition Law.

From 2009

Simone has lectured Competition Law and Antitrust Law & Economics extensively and in particular at Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of Turin – School of Law, University La Sapienza of Rome- School of Law, LUISS Guido Carli di Roma, School of Law.

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • European Competition Lawyer Association (ECLA)

2008-2010 – Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Institute for Economic Analysis and Studies (ISAE)
Visiting Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
2006 – Ph.D. in Law & Economics from the University of Siena, School of Economics
2003 – Master (LL.M) in Commercial and Corporate Law, with merit from the King’s College in London
1998 – Degree in Law (JD), with full marks, Sapienza University of Rome.

  • “Le Esenzioni” and “La tutela del consumatore nell’ordinamento comunitario”, in ‘Diritto Antitrust’, edited by Antonio Catricala’, Carlo Edoardo Cazzato, Francesco Fimmano’ – Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre

  • 2019
  • “Algorithms, big data and tacit collusion new challenges for competition law”, in ‘Antitrust between EU Law and national law’, by Simone Gambuto – Bruylant

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by Simone Gambuto


Private Antitrust Litigation in Italy

Private Antitrust Litigation in Italy


Simone Gambuto

While historically private antitrust enforcement in Italy was somewhat of a niche area without substantial damages awards, in recent years the landscape has changed [...]

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