Niccolò Piga

Associate, Brussels

Biography

Overview

Niccolò Piga is an associate in the Brussels office of White & Case and a member of the firm’s EU law practice group. 

His practice focuses on European and Italian competition law, including antitrust, State aid and merger control.

His expertise includes working on abuse of dominance cases, complex international mergers, cartel investigations, and advising on competition law matters related to state aid. Niccolò assists clients in proceedings before National Competition Authorities, the European Commission and EU courts.

Niccolò has experience across a broad range of industries, including digital, oil & gas, petrochemical and transport. 
Prior to joining White & Case, Niccolò worked as a trainee in the Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission. 

Niccolò holds LLM degrees from King’s College London and Tilburg University and a Masters in Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also has a bachelor’s degree in law from Tilburg University.

Bars and Courts
Brussels Bar
Education
Master en Droit
Université Libre de Bruxelles
LLM
King's College
LLM
Tilburg University
LLB
Tilburg University
Languages
English
Italian
French
Spanish

Experience

Antitrust

  • A leading international information technology company in connection with a proceeding in front of the General Court of the European Union.
  • A leading international water meters producer in connection with a cartel proceeding initiated by the Italian Competition Authority for alleged restrictive agreements on competition, allegedly put in place during public tenders for the supply of water meters to the operators of the integrated water service, in violation of Article 2 of Law no. 287/90 and/or Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
  • A leading automotive component manufacturer, in connection with the antitrust damages actions, brought in front of the UK Courts, after the adoption of an infringement decision by the European Commission.

State aid

  • Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A in connection with obtaining the European Commission approval of a €10 million grant from Regione Toscana, to remedy the losses incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Merger control

  • Saudi Aramco in connection with the antitrust aspects of its acquisition of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, including notification and clearance in front of various Competition Authorities.
  • The DIC Group, and in particular its subsidiary Sun Chemical, in connection with its acquisition of BASF's Global Pigments Business (BASF Colors and Effects).
  • Adler Pelzer Holding GmbH in connection with its acquisition of Faurecia's Acoustics Division.
  • Adler Pelzer Holding GmbH in connection with its acquisition of the STS Group.