Luca Montani

Luca Montani is an associate in the Antitrust practice, where he advises on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance and general counselling and compliance. He represents clients before the European Commission, EU Member States’ competition authorities, and other key regulators globally.

Luca’s experience encompasses a broad range of industries and business sectors, including industrial/manufacturing sectors, pharmaceuticals, energy, aviation, transportation and logistics, as well as technology.

Prior to joining Weil, Luca was a Senior Antitrust Counsel at Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, and a senior associate at a US firm in Brussels (where he was seconded to a global footwear and apparel manufacturer as antitrust counsel). Luca also completed a traineeship at the European Commission DG Competition.

Representative experience includes acting for:*

  • Hitachi on its approximately USD 11 billion acquisition of ABB's power grid business.
  • Abbott Laboratories on its USD 5.8 billion acquisition of Alere, Inc. securing conditional Phase 1 approval.
  • An industrial equipment manufacturer on a global antitrust and ABC compliance audit in relation to suspected cartel.
  • Chr. Hansen on the sale of its NCD division.
  • Galapagos NV on its approximately USD 5.1 collaboration with Gilead Sciences Inc.
  • GSK on a number of significant transactions, including its:
    • USD 500 million divestment of its cephalosporin business (global) and related manufacturing and supply arrangements.
    • Disposal of its manufacturing facilities in Verona (Italy) to ACS Dobfar.
  • Camso on its EUR 1.7 billion acquisition by Michelin.
  • FedEx in its EUR 4.4 billion acquisition of TNT Express.

(*including from previous firm)