Avvocato Antonella Terranova > De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
00198 ROMA

Work Department

Administrative and Public Law
EU and Competition
Public Procurement and Tenders
Real Estate and Retail

Betting and Gaming
Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences
Real Estate and Retail


Antonella Terranova is the partner in charge of the Rome office since 1995.


She started her professional practice at the Avvocatura Generale dello Stato (Office of the State Legal Service).

She has developed an in-depth experience in the fields of administrative, tenders and public procurement, pharmaceuticals, EU and antitrust, real estate, sports law and regulatory law in general.

With specific reference to antitrust law, Antonella frequently handles merger filings, defence in cartels and abuse of dominance cases, self-assessment of restrictive agreements and practices.

She has also significant experience in private enforcement actions both follow-on and stand-alone, as well as unfair commercial practices falling within the competence of the Competition Authority.

She has been retained for the defence of undertakings charged with forming cartels and has experience in proceedings before the European Commission, the General Court and the Court of Justice.

As concerns public procurement and tenders, Antonella advises domestic and multinational companies in relation to the preparation of bids, award processes as well as in the subsequent challenges before the Administrative Courts (Regional Administrative Courts, Council of State and Cassation Court).

In particular, she has assisted multinational companies in a number of industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare products, betting and gaming, luxury, construction and retail.

Antonella is a frequent speaker at conferences and EMEA chair of the Competition and Distribution Practice within Interlaw, a worldwide leading legal network, a member of the Italian Society of Administrative Lawyers and the Italian Antitrust Association (AAI), and the author of numerous publications.

She is regularly mentioned on Legal500 in the Administrative Law and EU and Competition practices.

Antonella has been from 2007 to 2015 Prosecutor of the Italian Golf Federation (FIG) and from 2015 she is the President of the Federal Tribunal of the Federation.


Italian, English


Admitted to the Supreme Court
Admitted to the Italian Bar


Rome, Degree in Law (cum laude), Sapienza University of Rome

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Real estate and construction

Founding partner Gianni Forlani heads up De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani‘s wide real estate offering, which includes well regarded lawyers such as Rome office head Antonella Terranova. The practice, which encompasses regulatory and town planning work, also handles M&A, financing and leasing matters.

Italy > EU and competition law

The EU and competition law practice at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is singled out for its ‘incredible professionality’ in relation to issues of discrimination, freedoms of establishment, competition, state aid and antitrust damages. In Milan, founding partner Roberto A. Jacchia combines his IP expertise with competition law; Antonella Terranova, in charge of the firm’s Rome office, is ‘a secure point of reference’ for merger filings, abuse of dominance and regulation; Fabio Ferraro is a key member of her team. After twenty years at the firm, Irene Picciano left for Portolano Cavallo in October 2019.

Italy > Administrative and public law

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani has particular experience handling urban and town planning issues, pharmaceutical and life sciences regulatory work, as well as public procurement and public concessions. The department is headed by Antonella Terranova, who handles administrative matters, tenders and public procurement issues. Fabio Ferraro has been able to draw on his ‘high level of specialisation‘ in betting and gaming law to handle a number of contentious and non-contentious matters for Stanley Betting Group.