Fabrizio Di Gianni practises EU and international trade law and EU as well as Italian competition law. He also assists clients on other aspects of EU law, including free movement of goods and regulatory law, with a particular focus on the car industry.

EU and International Trade Law

Fabrizio regularly assists clients in major EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases as well as safeguard investigations. He also has a wealth of experience assisting clients involved in investigations initiated by third countries worldwide. 

His expertise extends to trade-related matters involving the WTO, marks of origin, export controls and customs investigations before the European Commission and Member State customs authorities. He advises a wide range of clients, including governments, industry associations, companies, producers and importers. His activities focus on representing the interests of clients’ at all stages of the proceedings before the investigating authorities as well as litigating before the competent jurisdictional bodies.  

Fabrizio also assists public bodies and individuals targeted by EU sanctions.

EU and Italian Competition Law

Fabrizio advises clients on matters involving EU and Italian competition law. His range of experience includes cartel investigations as well as mergers and acquisitions before the Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority. In the area of State aid, he assists clients in Commission investigations in which he has acted as counsel for complainants and alleged beneficiaries as well as public authorities suspected of having granted State aid. 

Fabrizio also regularly represents clients before the European Commission and the EU Court of Justice as well as the Italian Antitrust Authority and the Italian Civil and Administrative Courts (TAR and Consiglio di Stato). 

He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on competition law and trade law matters.


Italian, English, French, Spanish


  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe – ‘Leaders In Their Field’ (International Trade/WTO)
  • Chambers Global – ‘Foreign Expert’ (Competition/European Law)
  • International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers
  • Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
  • Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Trade and Customs Lawyers
  • Legal 500 for Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-dumping
  • Legal 500 for Competition Law
  • Best Lawyers – Trade Law


  • Georgetown University, Washington DC, Master of Common Law Studies, Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize, 1995

  • College of Europe, Bruges, Post-graduate studies in EC law, 1989

  • University of Naples Federico II, Bachelor of Law, magna cum laude, 1987


Contributor to Il Diritto della Concorrenza nella Comunità Europea, Van Bael & Bellis (2009).

Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis, EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments (fifth edition, Kluwer, 2011), the standard work of reference in the field of EU trade law.

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Supreme Court of Italy

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    • 11/04/2019
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    Van Bael & Bellis secures the repeal of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of steel tube or pipe fittings originating in Turkey

    Van Bael & Bellis successfully assisted Turkey’s largest fittings producer RSA in the framework of the expiry review initiated by the European Commission concerning the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of fittings originating in Turkey, South Korea, Russia and Malaysia. Imports of Turkish fittings have been subject to anti-dumping duties as high as 16.7% of the customs value for the last five years. At the end of the expiry review, the Commission determined that the Turkish producers had not engaged in dumping during the review investigation period, and concluded that there is no likelihood of recurrence of dumping in the future should measures against Turkey be repealed. While Turkish-origin fittings will thus be imported into the EU free of duty as from tomorrow, the anti-dumping duties ranging between 23.8-75% applicable to imports originating in South Korea, Russia and Malaysia will remain in force for another period of five years. RSA was assisted by Van Bael & Bellis partner Fabrizio Di Gianni and associate Aytaç Celebi. The Commission’s implementing regulation was published in today’s Official Journal.

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    • 20/02/2019
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    Fabrizio Di Gianni speaks at workshop on recent definitive safeguards in the steel sector

    On 20 February 2019, Van Bael & Bellis partner Fabrizio Di Gianni spoke on recent definitive safeguard measures in the steel sector at a workshop organized by Assofermet, the Italian national association of companies operating in the steel sector, and held in Milan. Riccardo Benso, President of Assofermet, and Tommaso Sandrini, President of Assofermet Acciai, also participated in the workshop. Further information on the workshop is available by clicking on the pdf below.

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