News | 14.09.2023

LCA incorporates ECR Legal, all-female boutique law firm, for its new antitrust practice and lands in Brussels

LCA proceeds its national and international growth strategy with a new office in Brussels and the integration of an experienced antitrust law team

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September begins for LCA Studio Legale with two important announcements.

The first concerns new hires: Monica Dal Prà, Flora Santaniello, Adele Sodano and Gabriella Scionti (from left to right in photo) have joined LCA.

The four lawyers have been a cohesive and dynamic team since they founded ECR Legal about ten years ago, a boutique law firm with a specialised focus on EU law, competition law and market regulation.

By joining LCA, the group enthusiastically embraces the project of creating an antitrust practice that will complete the range of advisory services offered by the law firm.

In addition to consolidating the firm’s position in merger control, they will bring their more than 20 years of specialisation in vertical and horizontal agreements, cartels, abuse of dominance and state aid and related litigation before the EU and national courts. The team’s significant experience in antitrust compliance work will also enable LCA to design well-rounded compliance programmes for its clients.

«It is a real pleasure to welcome the ECR team among us: with this new arrival, LCA becomes a truly full-service law firm, able to provide our clients with an all-round assistance» says Giovanni Lega, managing partner of LCA.

The four professionals comment «joining LCA is not only a new professional challenge but the opportunity to integrate ourselves in a group of people whose values and vision we share. We are therefore excited to contribute to the realisation of an ambitious and innovative project together with colleagues of great human and professional depth».

Also this month, LCA will open a new office in Brussels, located in the central Place Poelaert, at the prestigious club TheMerode. The strategic decision, reinforced by the addition of the antitrust team, is borne out of the need to facilitate direct contact with the EU institutions, which is necessary for a firm with an international vocation


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