Prof Avv Fabio Ferraro > 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
Constitutional and International Law

Betting and Gaming
Leisure, Sports, Sponsoring and Tourism
Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences


Fabio Ferraro is since year 2008 a partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani.


Fabio is specialized in EU and Competition Law. In addition, he is also a full professor of EU Law at the University of Naples.

He has gained significant experience in all fields of domestic and EU competition law, (concentrations, cartel cases, abuse of dominant position, services of general economic interest and State aid).

He deals with EU law, administrative law and the European convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, representing undertakings before the Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission, as well as the Competition Authority and the administrative courts.

He has developed an in-depth knowledge of the betting and games (advising and representing a leading cross-border retail sports betting company in Europe) as well as of the television-broadcasting sector (advising and representing a major media operator and broadcaster). He provides regular advice and representation to a Municipality in a broad range of issues before the Regional Administrative Court as well as before the Council of State .

Fabio regularly speaks at professional and academic conferences and seminars.

He is regularly mentioned on Legal500 in the Administrative and Public Law as well as in EU and Competition practices.

He is the author and co-editor of five books and over forty publications on EU Law, concerning, in particular, competition law, State aid and State liability for breach of EC law.


Italian, English


Admitted to the Italian Bar


Professor of EU Law at the University of Naples
Naples, Degree in Law (LL.D., cum laude), University of Naples “Federico II”

Lawyer Rankings

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.