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Elisabetta Righini is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice in Latham & Watkins' Brussels office. Her practice centers on international and European law, with a particular focus on EU regulation and litigation and on State aid.
Ms. Righini helps clients navigate complex regulatory frameworks in Europe and has particular expertise in the digital, telecoms, entertainment, energy, and transport sectors. She regularly advises digital platforms and media services on developments in the EU Digital Single Market, including in connection with the Digital Markets Act, Digital Services Act and AI Act, and represents them in front of EU institutions and courts in relation to compliance or investigations.
Ms. Righini also routinely advises companies, industry associations, and public authorities on State aid compliance and assists them with European Commission investigations and litigation before the European courts. Her State aid clients are active in a variety of sectors, including cinema, energy, transport, infrastructure, postal, technology, automotive, and chemicals.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Righini worked for 15 years in high-level positions at the European Commission, both as a Member of its Legal Service, and last as a legal advisor to former Competition Commissioner and Vice-President Joaquín Almunia. She leverages her long standing legal practice and in-depth understanding of the European Commission’s policy and enforcement when assisting clients with forming their legal strategy in Europe. Over the years, she has become a trusted and strategic advisor to many of her clients on issues such as compliance with European regulation.
Ms. Righini also has extensive experience as a litigator, having appeared before the European Court of Justice in over 100 cases relating to a variety of EU issues, such as State aid, external relations, anti-dumping, network industries, and fiscal matters. She has also appeared before the World Trade Organization in over 20 cases relating to sanitary and phytosanitary measures, genetically modified organisms, subsidies, tariffs and non-tariffs, barriers, and telecoms.
She is a Visiting Professor at the Centre of European Law of Kings College’s Dickson Poon School of Law in London, and a member of its Advisory Board. Ms. Righini is the local Chair of Latham’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) committee and a member of the European Network of Women in Leadership.