Filippo Amato

Head of The Trade and Economic Section
Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS

Filippo Amato is Head of the Trade and Economic Section at the Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS. He has extensive EU competition law, International trade law, public enforcement, and litigation experience in various industries, including chemicals, automotive, media, agriculture, sport, and services.

Filippo has experience in both the private and public sector. He has worked for eight years as attorney in two reputed international law firms in Brussels (Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and Jones Day). While at the European Commission, Filippo worked for more than two years at the Directorate General for Competition, where he dealt with a number of merger and antitrust cases, and for three years at the Commission's Legal Service, where he advised the Commission on cartel and merger cases and was involved in more than 40 court proceedings before the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.  Between 2002 and 2003 he was seconded from the Commission to the Court of Justice (at the cabinet of former Advocate General Antonio Tizzano) and during this time was involved with various issues pertaining to the interpretation of European law.

LL. M., Columbia University (2001)
LL.M., EC Law, College of Europe (1998)
University Institute of European Studies (Postgraduate course in International Trade Law 1996)
J.D., University of Turin (1995) with honors

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