Competition, antitrust and state aid


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The firm has extensive knowledge of the antitrust procedures related to the contestation of ant-competitive conduct (agreements, abuse of dominant position, concentrations) in the transport and concessions sector and, in this field, it excels in the knowledge of legislative safeguards to protect companies.

As well as assisting companies in the various phases of antitrust procedures and any legal appeal of sanctions issued by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM), the firm also supplies advice and assistance regarding:

  • the procedure of voluntary disclosure of agreements, a tool that, making use of the legal conditions, allows to obtain proof of the compatibility of such agreements from the Competition Authority with article 2 of law no. 287/90 and to thus guarantee the client legal certainty of the validity, in terms of antitrust, of the agreements to which it has subscribed.
  • the procedure to obtain the authorisation, in accordance with article 4 of law no. 287/90.

Finally, the firm has extensive knowledge of the legislation in the area of state aids.

The firm’s clientele is made up of companies working in the various transport and logistics sectors and concessionary companies of state-owned areas.


“Professionalism and a great deal of expertise in a personalised relationship based on trust and striving to get a result together.”

Sograf srl
Railway company


“The Associazione Italiana Armatori Trasporto Passaggeri [Italian Association of Owners of Passenger Transport Vessels] bears witness to the professionalism and competence of Studio Grimaldi. It is purely due to the high level of competence, authority and strategic vision of Massimiliano Grimaldi that the Association has managed to be hugely successful and gain recognition in the maritime field over the last few years.”


Associazione Italiana Armatori Trasporto Passeggeri


“We would like to point out the significant satisfaction of Ucina Confindustria Nautica with the advice and legal assistance received from the lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi in the Yachting sector.

The lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi assisted Ucina in negotiating very important legal and economic matters for the industry, first and foremost the reform of the yachting code, not only supplying top-level legal preparation, but also supporting Ucina in selecting the best strategies.”


Ucina Confindustria Nautica


“Thanks to the great competence and forward thinking of the lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi, we were able to continue conducting our business, overcoming a particularly difficult time.”


Yacht Broker srl
Manager of tourist ports


“With the forward thinking and professionalism of lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi, we found in Studio Grimaldi great assistance and support in negotiations and selection of sustainable solutions regarding the complex issue of state property concessions of the companies of Saint Mark Square in Venice, coming to the elaboration and promotion of rules for amendment of the national legislation to protect the companies and obtain results. Thank you.”


Veneziana Retail srl and Committee of Ancient Crafts of Venice


“We would like to point out the Genoese company Grimaldi Studio Legale in relation to the expert advice and legal assistance provided to Actv Spa regarding navigation safety and professional certification of on-board personnel.

In particular, lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi assisted our company in the introduction, in the legislation of a special law that will allow a simplified framework regarding navigation in local public transport service in the protected waters of the lagoon of Venice to be received by the institution.

The above-mentioned collaboration fully satisfied our expectations, at the same time allowing us to appreciate the professionalism, competence and helpfulness of the lawyer Massimiliano Grimaldi.”


ACTV Venezia Spa


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