Andrea Appella is Visiting Professor at Kings College where he teaches an LLM course on competition and IP in the media industry. Andrea was a senior lawyer with significant experience in competition law and IP in the media industry, where he worked for most of his career. Until October 2022, he was Director, Global Competition at Netflix. Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel for Europe & Asia at 21st Century Fox. He is also a Visiting Professor at Kings College School of Law where he teaches the course “Competition and Intellectual Property in the Media Industry: Law and Practice”. His experience covers all the media sectors, i.e. movie production and distribution, broadcasting, licensing, publishing (newspapers, magazines and books), music and digital. After beginning his career as a solicitor at Herbert Smith (1994-1997), he worked for MTV Europe (1998-1999), Warner Bros (1999-2002) and Time Warner Europe (2003-2008), where he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Andrea was also Director of International at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in the UK (June 2008 – July 2009), where he was in charge of developing the OFT’s international strategy and led the team responsible for the OFT’s international activities (contributions to multilateral competition bodies such as OECD, ICN and ECN, bilateral relationships with foreign competition and consumer authorities, support of cross-border enforcement actions). Andrea is a former Co-Chair of the IBA Antitrust Committee. He was featured among the “Stars of the In-House Competition Bar” in Global Competition Review (March 2005) and in GCR’s list of top in-house antitrust lawyers in the world (Corporate Counsel 2019). He is a frequent speaker at competition law and media law conferences. Andrea earned his first law degree, magna cum laude, at the Libera Universita’ Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, and an L.L.M., with Merit, from the London School of Economics. He is a member of the bar in both Italy (as an avvocato) and England (as a solicitor).

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