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Italian Auto Insurers Being Investigated For Potential Antitrust Violations

On June 12, the Italian Antitrust Authority announced that it was commencing an investigation into possible price fixing conduct by a collection of Italian auto insurers. The insurers reportedly being investigated include Assicurazioni Generali, Fondiari SAI, Unipol, Allianz, Reale Mutua, Cattolica Assicurazioni, AXA and Groupama. Collectively, they provide auto insurance for approximately 80% of the Italian auto insurance market.

The investigation is expected to be completed by June 2014.

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Jim Burns is Co-Leader of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Mr. Burns has focused his practice on antitrust law for over 25 years. During that time, he has litigated antitrust and related claims in trial and appellate courts all across the country, advised clients on antitrust compliance issues, and represented clients before the DOJ Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission on a wide variety of antitrust matters, including mergers and governmental investigations. While his antitrust practice is broad-based, he has had a particular focus on the representation of...

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