Mario Filipponi

Partner - Brussels

Antitrust, EU policy, strategic communications

Mario advises clients on strategic communications issues, with a particular focus on antitrust, corporate communication and government affairs. 

He started his career at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, where he first worked in an antitrust unit, and then joined the policy and legislation units as part of the team in charge of reviewing the EU competition policy in the area of vertical restraints.

After his time at the Commission, Mario moved in-house, where he spent 15 years holding senior legal and public affairs positions: he was Head of International Affairs at Sky Italia, where he oversaw EU and domestic government affairs; Prior to that, Mario was Assistant General Counsel at Verizon, responsible for all antitrust matters outside of the US and for European affairs.

More recently, Mario was a Managing Director at Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, where he advised executives from a broad range of industries including digital, telecoms, entertainment, pharmaceutical, transport, automotive, IT, private equity, and NGOs.

Personal motto

“Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine it’s not the end”






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