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Sabrina Borocci


Sabrina Borocci
English, Italian, French
Practice Group

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

Sabrina has a strong academic background having dedicated her PhD and LL.M. studies entirely to competition law. She is adjunct professor at Bocconi University. She defines herself as an "oxymoron": a bookworm with a strong commercial attitude!

Sabrina focuses on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations in various industries and merger control filings. She has particular experience in TMT and digital media, life science and healthcare, automotive, consumer, 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 Competition Authority and 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 provides assistance in internal antitrust audits and public enforcers' investigations (including dawn raids) and requests for information.

Sabrina also advises frequently on regulatory matters 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 that a 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


  • 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


Best Competition & Antitrust Lawyer in Italy

ILO Client Choice Award


Ranked in Women in Antitrust in Italy

Global Competition Review (GCR)

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