Miriam Allena

Miriam is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Milan office and part of the Public Law, Environmental Law, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Law and Real Estate Team. Since joining the Firm in 2019, Miriam has acted on a number of complex, high value cross-border and domestic cases, with a focus on public procurement, environmental law and competition law issues. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Administrative Law at Bocconi University of Milan where she teaches Environmental Law, Administrative Law and Public Procurement Law. She also teaches at the Bocconi Master in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility (MAGER). In 2018 she was unanimously declared as Full Professor of Administrative Law by the Italian national scientific committee. Miriam regularly advises domestic and international clients on administrative law matters. These include environmental, energy, public procurement, infrastructure and real estate issues. She regularly assists clients before Italian Regional Administrative Courts in relation to administrative, environmental and competition law matters. She has also assisted a number of clients before the Italian Court of Audit.

In a judgment handed down this week by its Grand Chamber, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) decided that, under certain circumstances, a subsidiary can be held liable for cartel activity engaged by its parent company. This judgment has potentially far-reaching consequences and may give an additional impetus to private damages litigation. Background On 24 October 2019, Sumal (an alleged victim of the Trucks cartel) brought a claim for damages in follow-on litigation in front of…