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Massimiliano Pizzonia joined the firm as associate in 2020. His practice mainly focuses on EU law, State aid and antitrust law, both at the EU and Italian level. Massimiliano advised Italian and foreign companies in the application of articles 101, 102 and 107 TFEU (cartels, abuse of dominant position and state aid matters). He is experienced in the field of merger control both at the EU and national level. He has also dealt with several aspects of EU law, including freedom of establishment and the free movement of services and capitals.

He is also experienced in the litigation field, having advised Italian and foreign companies both in arbitration proceedings and in disputes before Italian courts.


  • Competition Law
  • European Union Law
  • State Aid
  • Merger control
  • Litigation and dispute resolution



  • Advised a British multinational in relation to an appeal before the EU General Court concerning an alleged fiscal aid granted by the UK.°
  • Involved in a litigation before the EU General Court and EU Court of justice concerning an alleged State aid granted to an Italian bank.°
  • Assisted the national association of the hoteliers in the appeal of the decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) on MFN clauses.°
  • Advised a Swiss multinational in connection with the antitrust filings related to the divestment of its power grid business.°
  • Involved in the antitrust filings before several national competition authorities of a merger between two leading manufacturers of capacitors.°

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

  • Associate at another leading law firm in Brussels, Belgium.


  • Member, Milan Bar Association, 2017


  • LL.M., with distinction, King's College London
  • 法務博士, summa cum laude, University of Pavia
  • Italy
  • Italian, Native
  • 英語, Fluent
  • Spanish, Conversational