Each of the founding members of the Circle is a specialised lawyer or other leading professional who has a proven track record and a very high level of knowledge and experience in the enforcement of the rules and techniques of compensation for damages resulting from the infringement of competition law. The Circle intends to expand to each European Member State. Membership is by invitation only.
Julia received degrees in law and history, including an LLM, from the University of Hannover and another LLM from the University of Leuven. She also completed PhD studies in competition law and private international law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She is a lecturer of private international, business and international trade law at the University of Deusto and author of numerous publications.
As a competition law practitioner with over 20 years’ experience, Simone has pioneered the private enforcement of competition law in Italy since early 2000, in the car insurance cartel follow-on actions (defendants’ side), up to the Italian Supreme Court, and has then progressively focused on the claimant’s side. He is currently involved in the truck cartel and carton board cartel in Italy (claimants’ side).
Simone holds a Ph.D. in Law & Economics (School of Economics, Siena), an LL.M. (King’s College), and he regularly lectures competition law at Master 2 programs at LUISS University (Rome, Italy).