Francesca is a Partner in Allen & Overy’s antitrust team in Brussels and is a member of the firm’s life sciences group. Francesca has 13 years’ experience in providing strategic counsel on all aspects of EU competition law in a diverse range of sectors. She has particular experience in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional merger reviews and on some of the most complex investigations by the European Commission (EC) in recent years, including on abuse of dominance issues and cartel settlement procedures. In recent years, Francesca has developed a depth of experience in advising on private enforcement across the EU and beyond. Francesca has also represented clients in appeal proceedings before the European courts in several high-profile cases. Francesca regularly publishes and speaks on competition law, private enforcement and life sciences topics. She is qualified in the UK and Belgium and has spent time working in both the London and Brussels antitrust teams, as well as in our Paris office. Francesca is bilingual in English and Italian and also fluent in French, with a good command of Spanish.