Chiara Conte

Chiara Conte

Baker McKenzie BV/SRL


Chiara Conte is a senior associate in the European Competition & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group in the Brussels office. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2023 but previously also worked for the Milan office.

Practice Focus

Chiara advises on all aspects of European competition law, with particular focus on litigation matters, abuse of dominance investigations, vertical issues, compliance training and merger control.

Chiara's experience encompasses a broad range of industries, including technology markets, financial services, and consumer goods.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Chiara handled the following cases:

  • Advised a mobile device manufacturer on an arbitration on excessive and discriminatory pricing arising from its licensing of standard essential patents.

  • Acted for Unilever Italia before the Court of Justice of the EU, challenging the failure by the Italian Competition Authority to consider an as-efficient competitor defense for exclusivity agreements.

  • Acted for Orlen before the EU courts, remedying the exclusionary destruction by Lithuanian Railways of the track connecting Orlen's refinery with the Latvian rail network.

  • Assisted a Japanese electronic component manufacturer in the European Commission's capacitors cartel investigation.

  • Acted as global head of investigations in the context of a client secondment.

  • Assisted a financial institution in the context of the European Commission's alleged cartel between precious metals traders.

  • Acted for IBM in its acquisition of Turbonomics.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the executive committee, W@IP (part of the larger platform "W@")


  • Brussels (E-List)~Belgium (2016)
  • Italy~Italy (2016)


  • College of Europe, Bruges (LLM) (2014)
  • Universita Cattolica Milan (JD, Law) (2011)
  • Harvard Law School (Visiting student) (2010)
  • Université Catholique de Lyon (Erasmus student) (2008)


  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Speaker, "Antitrust and Labor issues in Canada and Europe," US National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust and Labor Issues, February 2022

Speaker, "No-Poach and Wage-Fixing — Cross-border Convergence or Divergence?," ABA's online program, December 2021

Co-author, "New Year Resolution for EU Antitrust Compliance Teams: Putting HR Practices on My Radar Screen," Lexology, 2019

Co-author, "I Want to 'Run' Free: Authorized Dealers Cannot Be Prevented from Using Price Comparison Websites," Lexology, 2018

Co-author, "Finally Solved: Non Full-Function Joint Ventures Are not Subject to EU Merger Control," Lexology, October 2018

Co-author, "Troubles Ahead For the Fashion Industry? UK Competition and Market Authority Sends Warning Shot to 'Creative Industries'," Lexology, September 2017