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Alberto Pera

Alberto Pera



  • Antitrust
  • Regulatory
  • Antitrust and Regulatory

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Alberto Pera, a former Secretary General of the Italian Competition Authority from 1990 to 2000, joined the firm in 2001 and founded the Antitrust Practice. Prior to 1990 he was a consultant to two Ministers of Industry for competition and antitrust issues, and head of economic research at IRI (the holding organization up to the year 2000 for  Italian State-owned companies) and an economist at the International Monetary Fund from 1980 to 1985. A recognized expert in competition law and economics, he is also well versed in fields such as the regulation of public utilities and privatization policies, topics on which he has provided consultancy to several Italian Ministers and international institutions.

Alberto holds a degree in Economics (La Sapienza University, 1973) and in Law (Macerata University), together with an MSc in Economics awarded by the London School of Economics.

He has authored four books and over thirty articles dealing with competition, privatization and regulation, is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, and a member of the editorial board of the European Competition Journal and of Concorrenza e Mercato.

He is a member of the Italian Bar.

He speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Bar Admissions

  • ROME Bar (Italy)


  • University "La Sapienza" of Rome
  • University of Macerata
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Master in "Science in Economics"
Areas of Practice

Antitrust | Antitrust and Regulatory | Regulatory

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

1990 – 2000: Secretary General of the Italian Antitrust Authority.
1986 – 1990: Consultant for competition-related policies for two Ministers of Industry.
1985 – 1990: Chief of Economics Research, IRI (the Italian State Holding of Public Enterprises), Rome.
1980 – 1985: Economist, Exchange and Trade Relations Dept., IMF, Washington.
1974 – 1980: Assistant Professor of Economics –University of Rome.

Various teaching appointments at the University of Rome, at the Catholic University of Milan, and at the Higher School for Public Administration. Consultant to the OECD and to the World Bank.
Author of three books and over thirty articles on competition law and policy, privatizations and regulation.

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