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Pietro focuses his practice on European Union law and competition law, covering litigation on state aid, antitrust, and merger control before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority. Pietro also deals with unfair competition practices and commercial contracts, particularly in matters involving French-speaking parties. He regularly speaks on antitrust law in Masters of the Business School of Sole 24 Ore.

Pietro was previously a trainee at The Directorate-General for Competition European Commission (DG COMP), and at the antitrust competition & trade department of an international law firm in Brussels. He also practiced at the French desk of a law firm in Milan.


  • EU State aid litigation
  • EU and Italian merger control assessment
  • Antitrust proceedings before the EU Commission and the Italian Competition Authority
  • Unfair practices and misleading advertising
  • International agreements
  • Health care and pharmaceutical regulation
  • Food law



  • Involved in a litigation before the EU General Court and EU Court of justice concerning an alleged State aid granted to an Italian bank.°
  • Involved in a State aid litigation before the EU Court of justice concerning fiscal exemptions granted to certain private educational establishments.°
  • Assisting clients in a litigation before the Court of Milan and a parallel proceeding before the Italian Competition Authority concerning misleading advertising.°
  • Involved in the merger control assessment of global transactions between leading operators of the pharmaceutical sector.°
  • Involved in the merger control filing before the EU Commission of a merger between two global operators of the cement industry.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Missanelli prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria, an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Lecturer, Antitrust Law, Masters of the Business School of Sole 24 Ore, 2017-2019
  • Lecturer, Food Law, Master on Consumer & Market Law of University of Milan – Bicocca, 2019
  • Trainee, DG Competition, Unit A/4 - European Competition Network, European Commission, 2014
  • Trainee, Council of Europe (International Organization on Human Rights), Strasbourg, 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, EMEA Legal 500, EU and Competition Law, 2022
  • Member, Milan Bar Association, 2016-Present
  • Passed the exam of the Organization of French and German Bar Associations of Belgium, 2015
  • Amnesty International, Paris, 2009-2010


  • LL.M., European Law, College of Europe, Bruges
  • Master, International Trade Law, Business School of Sole 24 Ore, Milano
  • J.D., University of Florence
  • J.D., Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Italy
  • Italian, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • French, Fluent