Vito Auricchio is Partner and heads the EU, Antitrust and Regulation practice of Legance. He advises Italian and foreign companies on different antitrust and regulatory matters, in cases of mergers, abuses and cartels before the EU Commission and the Italian Competition Authority (ICA), as well as civil litigation. Vito’s activity also focuses on advising clients in compliance, distribution matters as well as consumer protection law.
Vito Auricchio is named in Chambers and Partners (Band 2) where clients have recognized him for being “very clear, precise, quick and pleasant to cooperate with” “very good at merger control work” (2022), “a remarkable expert, very pragmatic in his approach of the business and highly appreciated by clients” (2021), “very talented and very knowledgeable” (2020), “very diligent and calm” “with a strong understanding of clients’ businesses and a practical approach aimed at finding alternative solutions and strategies” (2019), “he has a good economic understanding of the business, coupled with a practical commercial approach” (2018), “well-reputed lawyer” (2017), “he is noted by sources for his work in public enforcement and cartel investigations” (2016), “brilliant at managing client relationships thanks to his business-oriented approach” (2015), praised for “his preparation and his provision of extremely practical solutions to clients” (2014). Global Competition Review (Competition Future Leaders 2017) refers to Vito Auricchio as a “reliable and well prepared antitrust expert” who has “a good economic understanding” combined with “excellent client service”.
Vito Auricchio is graduated in Economics, maxima cum laude, from Università “Federico II”, Naples. He obtained a LL.M. from the College of Europe (Bruges) in 1997. He also graduated in Law, maxima cum laude, from Seconda Università di Napoli in 2000 and obtained a LL.M. from University of Chicago in 2005. He was an intern at the European Commission, DG Internal Market (Directorate B), Brussels. Since 2017 he is a member of the Board of Associazione Antitrust Italiana (Italian Antitrust Association).