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Chiara Conte

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


Chiara Conte is a senior associate in the European Competition & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group in the Brussels office. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2023.

Practice Focus

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

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

Representative Legal Matters

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

  • Advising a mobile device manufacturer on an arbitration on excessive and discriminatory pricing arising from its licensing of standard essential patent.
  • Acting 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 defence for exclusivity agreements.
  • Acting 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.
  • Assisting a Japanese electronic component manufacturer in the European Commission's capacitors cartel investigation.
  • Acting as Global Head of Investigations in the context of a client secondment.
  • Assisting a financial institution in the context of the European Commission's alleged cartel between precious metals traders.
  • Acting for IBM in its acquisition of Turbonomics.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • W@IP (part of the larger platform “W@") - Member of the Executive Committee


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


  • College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M.) (2014)
  • Universita Cattolica Milan (J.D. in Law) (2011)
  • Harvard Law School (Visiting student) (2010)
  • Université Catholique de Lyon (Erasmus student) (2008)


  • English
  • French
  • Italian