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Cesare Rizza

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Rome

Cesare Rizza - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Piazza di Spagna 15
  • Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • 00187

Profile submitted by Cesare Rizza

Practice Areas

Italian and EU competition law, including state aid law.

Professional Memberships

Siracusa Bar; admitted to practice before the highest court of Italy; Chair, Competition Committee, CCBE.


Joined the firm 1992; Counsel 2005; Law degree, with honors, LUISS University of Rome (1988); LLM, University of California at Berkeley (1994). Legal secretary to Advocate-General, later Judge, A. M. La Pergola, EU Court of Justice (1997-2001); State aid law advisor, European Policy Department, Office of the Italian Prime Minister (2007).


Numerous publications on competition and state aid matters; co-editor, co-author , "Cartels and Collusive Behaviour", Claeys & Casteels, 2012.