Giorgio Motta
Giorgio Motta has wide-ranging experience in European Community (EC), Italian and international antitrust merger control and cartel enforcement.

Bio

Mr. Motta advises clients on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has worked on numerous transactions requiring international antitrust merger control approvals both in Europe and on a worldwide basis for clients, including E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its merger-of-equals with The Dow Chemical Company; Merck KGaA in its US$17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation; Konecranes Plc in connection with its proposed acquisition of Terex Corporation’s material handling and port solutions unit, and its proposed, but terminated, all-stock merger with Terex Corporation; Outokumpu Oyj in its acquisition of the stainless steel business of Thyssen Krupp; ASML Holding NV in its acquisition of Cymer Inc.; Cephalon, Inc. in its acquisition by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited; Oakley Inc. in its acquisition by the Luxottica Group; Abbott Laboratories in the sale of its laboratory testing unit and blood analysis division to General Electric Company; and Guidant Corporation in its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson and its subsequent acquisition by Boston Scientific Corporation.

Mr. Motta also advises clients in state aid, cartels, as well as EU and Italian competition law issues relating to vertical restraints and dominance. He has represented clients in Article 101 investigations in relation to cartels, trade association membership, strategic alliances, distribution arrangements and other vertical agreements, both before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Motta worked as a legal trainee in the financial services unit of the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission.

Mr. Motta is a member of the Catania bar in Italy.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., Maastricht University, 1997
  • J.D., Faculty of Law, University of Catania, 1997

Admissions

  • Brussels (EU-list)
  • Catania, Italy

Giorgio Motta

Partner, European Union/International Competition
giorgio.motta@skadden.com