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CompLaw: Pharma
December 2024
Venue TBCBrussels, Belgium

Elisabetta Lanza
Officer (Legal Expert) at Italian Competition Authority


Elisabetta M. Lanza is an investigative officer at the Italian Competition Authority (since 2012), where she currently works at the Directorate for Competition. She has been case-handler of several cases, among which: the "Aspen" case dealing with an abuse of dominance for excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical sector; the “Unilever” case related to exclusivity agreements and fidelity-inducing rebates.

Before working for the Italian Competition Authority, she was a solicitor in the field of administrative law and civil law.

She holds a Law Degree from the University of Catania (2006) and a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the University of Ferrara (2012). In 2009 she was a Visiting scholar researcher at the Yale Law School.

She is frequently lecturing about her research and practice at universities and scientific conferences.

She wrote several articles on competition law and public law. Among her academic publications and essays, can be mentioned: “Excessive Price Abuses: The Italian Aspen Case”, with P. Sfasciotti, in Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Oxford Journals, 2017; “The Unilever exclusionary strategy in the impulse packaged ice cream market”, with D. Giangiulio, in Italian Antitrust Review, 2017, n.2; “Core of State Sovereignty and European Union’s Identity in the Lissabon – Urteil”, in German Law Journal, Vol. n. 11, n. 4 (2010); “The Relationships between EU and Global Antitrust Regulation”, in “Global Administrative Law and EU Administrative Law. Relationships, Legal Issues and Comparison”, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.

Agenda Sessions

  • Enforcement: Review of National Level Developments