Sabrina Borocci

Partner
Milan

Sabrina Borocci
Languages
English, Italian, French
Practice Group
Regulatory

Sabrina leads the Italian antitrust practice, and is a member of our EU - Global Antitrust practice. Since the beginning of her career, Sabrina has been advising clients with a focus on Italian and European antitrust, competition and merger control law. Sabrina is the professional for all competition related aspects of your business.

Sabrina's focuses on merger control filings and cartel and abuse of dominance investigations in various industries. She has particular experience in TMT and digital media, life science and healthcare, financial institutions and insurance, infrastructure and transportation, automotive, consumer and energy and natural resources.

Recent assignments include a high profile cross-border merger in the digital sector, dominance cases in infrastructure industries and a range of public enforcement matters relating to drugs distribution and cases of alleged collusion. She is also currently advising clients in a number of cases before the Italian Courts.

On antitrust matters she provides full service assistance both at compliance level and at a litigation level. She advises clients on compliance with the competition rules in a  wide range of commercial agreements, including distribution and agency agreements, long-term supply agreements, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. She also prepares and provides assistance to clients for internal antitrust audits and public enforcers' investigations (including dawn raids) and requests for information.

Sabrina also advises frequently on regulatory matter with specific focus on areas of commercial agreements (licencing and distribution), connection with IP right (patents) and assistance with regulators (tariffs, access to market).

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, she was a partner in a renowned Italian boutique law firm and before then Counsel at Clifford Chance.

Described by clients as 'a fine competition lawyer who thinks about issues in environments that are heavily regulated and really tries to make various elements sit together'.

Chambers Europe 2016

Representative Experience

Advising Expedia Inc. in a case of alleged unfair commercial practices in front of the Italian Antitust Authority


Advising a major German automotive company in a case of alleged carted in long term lease market in front of the Italian Antitrust Authority 


Advising AXA in antitrust compliance activities  


Assistance to Intesa Sanpaolo/Unicredit in the merger control activities for the acquisition of Pirelli*

Assistance to Saint-Gobain on compliance activities and in cases in front of the European Commission (coordinated by the Brussels office) in the glass industry*

Assistance to Carrefour on filing activities of Italian retail sector and on compliance activities*

Assistance to Shell on compliance activities.*

Advising SEA in a case of alleged abuse of dominant position in the airports’ infrastructures market in front of the Italian Antitrust Authority*


Assistance to Italfarmaco in a case of alleged cartel with Novartis in the pharmaceutical market in front of the Italian Antitrust Authority*

Advising Corepla in a case of alleged abuse of dominant position in the plastic materials recycling market in front of the Italian Antitrust Authority*


*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • PhD - European Contract and Antitrust Law, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy and University of Paris, 2006
  • LL.M., King's College London, England, 2002
  • Law Degree - Civil/Private Law, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy, 1999

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Milan

Court admissions

  • Italian High and Supreme courts

2016

Women in Antitrust

Global Competition Review

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