Aldo Scalini focuses on EU and Italian competition law as well as EU and international trade law.

EU and Italian competition

Aldo regularly advises clients in proceedings before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority on a wide range of competition law and State aid issues.

EU and international trade

Aldo’s experience includes representing companies, industry associations and governments in trade investigations initiated by the European Commission and by third countries. He also advises companies on customs-related matters.

Aldo’s experience also includes litigating before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Aldo worked as a lawyer in Naples in the areas of private international law, corporate law and trademark law.

In 2010, the Naples Bar awarded him the 'Andrea Cafiero' Prize for the best article on EU law.


 Italian, English, French 


  • Chambers Global – ‘Foreign Expert’ (Competition/European Law)


  • University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Ph.D., 2010
  • University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D.), magna cum laude, 2006
  • University of California, Berkeley, 2006


 “Prossimità geografica e autosufficienza regionale nella gestione dei rifiuti in una recente sentenza della Corte di giustizia” (C- 297/08), 2010, Premio Andrea Cafiero, Naples Bar.

Teaching Posts

Aldo Scalini held the position of adjunct lecturer in public international law at ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (2009-2011). Prior to that, he spent four years at the same University as a teaching assistant in international law and international trade law (2006-2009).

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    • 17/01/2019
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    Van Bael & Bellis successfully assists Italy in connection with the safeguard investigation with regard to imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar

    Van Bael & Bellis successfully assisted Italy in the framework of the safeguard investigation initiated by the European Commission under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Regulation with regard to imports of Indica rice originating in Cambodia and Myanmar. Both Cambodia and Myanmar benefit from the Everything But Arms (EBA) arrangement, which is one of the pillars of the GSP and guarantees tariff-free access to the EU market for all exports, except for weapons and ammunition. With the support of other EU rice-producing Member States, Italy claimed in its request that the significant increase in imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar at low prices caused EU growers and millers of Indica rice to experience serious difficulties. At the end of the investigation, the Commission concluded that Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar is imported in volumes and at prices which cause serious difficulties to EU producers. Consequently, for the first time since the adoption of the GSP Regulation in 2012, the European Commission decided to make use of the safeguard provisions in the GSP Regulation in order to protect the interests of the EU industry. The common customs duty with regard to imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar will be reinstated as from 18 January 2019 for a period of three years, with a progressive reduction in the second and third years of its application. Italy was assisted by Van Bael & Bellis partner Fabrizio Di Gianni, senior associate Aldo Scalini and associate Sofia Gentiloni Silveri. The Commission’s implementing regulation was published in today’s Official Journal.

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    • 07/12/2017
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    Van Bael & Bellis successfully assists heirs of Commission official in action for damages

    In a landmark judgment issued on 7 December 2017, the EU General Court (Appeal Chamber) upheld the appeal brought by the heirs of the European Commission official Alessandro Missir Mamachi di...

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    • 09/11/2017
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    Van Bael & Bellis successfully assists CCCME before the ECJ in a dispute concerning a minimum import price undertaking for the import of photovoltaic panels from China

    In two judgments issued today, the Court of Justice rejected the appeals brought by the EU producers of solar equipment, SolarWorld AG, Brandoni solare SpA and Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA...

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