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Senior Competition Economist & Office Manager
CDC Cartel Damage Claims
Paris (France)
2014 - present

Dr Danilo Samà has been working as Senior Competition Economist at CDC Cartel Damage Claims in Paris since 2021, where is office manager, case manager, and responsible for the economic analysis, econometric assessment and damage quantification. Having joined CDC in Brussels in 2014, in his role, he has gained extensive experience in all phases of damage litigation, working on economic issues concerning some of the largest antitrust cases in Europe. His expertise ranges from the development of theories of harm in relation to markets affected by cartels, the design of architectures for the collection of data provided by damaged companies, to the quantification of damages in and out-of-court. In his daily activities, he is in contact with the CDC’s network of renowned academic experts in the fields of econometrics and industrial organisation. Furthermore, he serves the French and Italian markets as a primary contact for damaged companies and law firms. Over the years, he has contributed to pioneering innovations in private antitrust enforcement such as the CDC’s interest calculation tool.

CDC Cartel Damage Claims

72, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris (France)
Tel.: (+33) (0)

Avenue Louise 475 Louizalaan
1050 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel.: (+32) (0)

Woogstrasse 4
67659 Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Tel.: (+49) (0)631.303.790

2, rue du Fort Wallis
2714 Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Tel.: (+352)

E-mail: sama@carteldamageclaims.com
Website: www.carteldamageclaims.com


International Competition Network

Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA)
Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
European Commission
Brussels (Belgium)

Dr Danilo Samà is Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) of the European Commission at the International Competition Network (ICN) within the Cartel Working Group (CWG) for the working years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
European Commission
Place Madou 1 Madouplein
1210 Brussels (Belgium)
Website: www.ec.europa.eu/competition-policy/international/multilateral-cooperation/icn_en
International Competition Network (ICN)
Website: www.internationalcompetitionnetwork.org
Cartel Working Group (CWG)
Website: www.internationalcompetitionnetwork.org/working-groups/cartel


European Commission

Competition Economist Trainee
Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
European Commission
Brussels (Belgium)

Dr Danilo Samà worked as Competition Economist Trainee at the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) of the European Commission for the Unit A/3 - State Aid Case Support and Policy directed by Mr Koen Van de Casteele LL.M, supporting the Deputy Director General for State Aids Mr Gert-Jan Koopman and the Chief Economist Team’s State Aids Adviser Dr Vincent Verouden.

State Sids
Deputy Director-General
Mr Gert-Jan Koopman

State Aid Case Support and Policy (Unit A/3)
Head of Unit
Mr Koen Van de Casteele, LL.M.

Traineeship Advisor
Deputy Head of Unit
Mr Salim Medghoul

Traineeship selection
▪ 639 total trainees over 10,424 total applications, i.e. 6%
▪ 72 Italian trainees over 2,982 Italian applications, i.e. 2%

Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
European Commission
Place Madou 1 Madouplein
1210 Brussels (Belgium)
Website: www.ec.europa.eu/competition


Pavia & Ansaldo

Competition Economist
Pavia & Ansaldo
Antitrust Department
(Head Mr Stefano Grassani, LL.M.)
Rome & Milan (Italy) - Brussels (Belgium)

Dr Danilo Samà worked as Competition Economist at Pavia & Ansaldo in the Antitrust Department directed by Mr Stefano Grassani, working on cases before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority concerning abuses of dominant position, anti-competitive agreements, cartel investigations, definitions of relevant markets, leniency programs, mergers, and state aids.

Pavia & Ansaldo

Avenue des Arts 41 Kunstlaan
1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel.: (+32) (0)
E-mail: info.brussels@pavia-ansaldo.com

Via del Lauro 7
20121 Milan (Italy)
Tel.: (+39) 02.85.581
E-mail: info.milano@pavia-ansaldo.it

Via Bocca di Leone 78
00187 Rome (Italy)
Tel.: (+39)
E-mail: info.roma@pavia-ansaldo.it

Website: www.pavia-ansaldo.it



List of competition cases and policy projects for which Dr Danilo Samà has acted as Competition Economist.

▪ Abuses of dominant position

[IT] A/383 - Plasterboard market

[IT] A/417 - T-Link / Grandi Navi Veloci

▪ Cartels & Damage actions

[EU] 39.181 - Candle waxes

[EU] 38.620 - Hydrogen peroxide

[EU] 38.695 - Sodium chlorate

[EU] 39.824 - Trucks 

[DE]  B2-36/09 - Sugar

[IT] I/701 - Retail sale of cosmetic products

▪ Mergers

[EU] M.6286 - Südzucker / ED&F Man

[EU] M.5737 - Saint-Gobain Vetri - Zignago Vetro - Ardagh Glass / Ecosud

[IT] C.10344 - IBSA Farmaceutici / Bouty Healthcare

[IT] C.10458 - Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America / New York Wire

[IT] C.10542 - Saint-Gobain Vetri - Zignago Vetro - Ardagh Glass / Ecosud

▪ State aids

[EU] SA.28356 - Habidite Alonsotegi

[EU] SA.27913 - Audi Hungaria Motor Ltd

[EU] SA.31550 - Nürburgring

[EU] SA.33707 - Revoz d.d.

[EU] SA.33256 - UK fiscal devolutions

▪ Policy projects

Monti, Giorgio (eds.) (2016), EU law and interest on damages for infringements of competition law. A comparative report, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy.

European Commission (2012), Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU state aid modernisation, Brussels, Belgium.

European Commission (2011), Revision of the EU guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines, Brussels, Belgium.

European Commission (2011), Europe’s outermost regions and the single market: The EU’s influence in the world, Brussels, Belgium.

European Commission (2011), Commission staff working paper: Elements for an EU space industrial policy, Brussels, Belgium.

List of academic professors and competition economists with whom Dr Danilo Samà has cooperated.

Prof. Dr Giulio Federico (European Commission, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)

Prof. Dr Joseph Harrington (University of Pennsylvania)

Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of East Anglia)

Prof. Dr Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam)

Prof. Dr Maurice Bun (Central Bank of the Netherlands, University of Amsterdam)

Prof. Dr Nikolaus Hautsch (University of Vienna)

Prof. Dr Roman Inderst (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Prof. Dr Thomas Gehrig (University of Vienna)

Dr Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Dr Pascale Déchamps (Autorité de la concurrence)

Mr Jakob Rüggeberg (CDC Cartel Damage Claims)


© Dr Danilo Samà ®
Competition Economist (Ph.D.) | Paris (France)
E-mail: ds@danilosama.com | Website: www.danilosama.com
 MMXXIII | 2023