Amedeo Arena

Associate Professor of European Union Law

Amedeo Arena is Associate Professor of European Union Law at the University of Naples “Federico II” School of Law, where he teaches EU Law and Competition Law, and sits on the faculty of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s International Program, where he teaches US & EU Antitrust Law. 

Professor Arena holds a JSD from the University of Naples “Federico II” as well as LLM degrees from King’s College London and New York University, where he also was a Fulbright Fellow. He was Visiting Professor or Scholar at University of Leiden, University College London, and University of Tokyo, where he conducted comparative research on the abuse of superior bargaining power. He was invited speaker at, among others, Columbia University, Fordham University, Northwestern University, and Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Arena published extensively on competition and regulatory matters, including a monograph on the regulation of public services (2011), a handbook on Italian Media Law (2014), and an edited book on EU competition law at its 60-year mark (2016). He also authored several articles published in edited books and peer-reviewed journals, such as the European Competition Journal, the Common Market Law Review, the Market and Competition Law Review, and the e-Competitions Bulletin. He coauthored a book chapter with Eleanor Fox and his work was cited by leading antitrust scholars such as Herbert Hovenkamp.

Professor Arena served as one of the lead researchers in the GAL Project on Competition Law Enforcement and Governance promoted by New York University and the University of Toronto, as well as rapporteur to the New York City Bar Association European Affairs Committee on recent developments in the area of State aids. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Observatory for the Application of Competition Law as well as on the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies and on the Advisory Board of the Market and Competition Law Review.

Professor Arena is an Italian qualified lawyer admitted to practice before Italy’s highest jurisdictions. He provided legal expertise on competition and regulatory matters to corporate clients and law firms, as well as to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, the European Audiovisual Observatory of the Council of Europe, and the Supreme Court of Korea.