ICC appoints new Co-Chairs for the Cartels & Leniency Task Force

  • 28 September 2015
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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Luciano Di Via, Head of the Antitrust practice of Clifford Chance Italy and Marcin Trepka, Co-Head of the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Regulation practice of K&L Gates Poland as new Co-Chairs of the ICC Cartels and Leniency Task Force.

Luciano Di Via
Luciano Di Via

Before joining Clifford Chance in 2013, Luciano Di Via was Partner at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in Brussels and Rome. He spent 10 years at the Italian Competition Authority (ICA), during two of which he was the ICA’s seconded national expert at the European Commission’s Directorate General of Competition. Mr Di Via represents the ICA at the International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Working Group as a Non-Governmental Advisor. He has also been a member of the ICC Commission on Competition since 2007.

Marcin Trepka specializes in Polish and EU competition law including restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant market position by large network companies, merger control and state aid. He gained significant experience by assisting clients in a number of prominent antitrust cases, including the biggest cartel investigations ever conducted against the cement industry in Poland. Mr Trepka has served as Vice-Chair of the Competition Committee of ICC Poland since 2013.

The key mission of the ICC Task Force on Cartels and Leniency is to be a prominent voice in the debate on cartels and leniency issues globally.

“The key mission of the ICC Task Force on Cartels and Leniency is to be a prominent voice in the debate on cartels and leniency issues globally,” said Mr Di Via.

Marcin Trepka
Marcin Trepka

“One of the Task Force’s priorities is the improvement and convergence of leniency regimes with the aim of making the application process more transparent and predictable for business,” added Mr Trepka.

Paul Lugard, Chair of the ICC Commission on Competition noted: “I very much welcome the appointment of Luciano and Marcin and the ambitious mandate they have set for the Task Force.”

The ICC Commission on Competition gathers over 300 experts on competition law, including legal advisors from industrial and commercial enterprises and lawyers in private practice from 40 countries. The commission identifies key issues in competition policy facing the international business community and contributes the business voice to debates to resolve these. The ICC Commission on Competition currently has several task forces working on specific issues, including compliance and advocacy, merger control regimes, due process, private enforcement in the EU, technology transfer, and cartels and leniency.

For more information visit the ICC Commission on Competition.