Federico Marini-Balestra is an associate based in the Rome office. His practice focuses on regulatory and antitrust matters in the electronic communications sector. Prior to joining the firm, from 2001 until 2005, Dr Marini-Balestra was an officer of the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM). He has published numerous articles and a textbook on his field of expertise, and regularly speaks at seminars.

Dr Marini-Balestra obtained a PhD from the University of Rome LUMSA in 2013 with a thesis on the third phase of EU communications regulation, and received an LLM degree from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in 2007.

He is a member of the Bar in Rome. His native language is Italian, and he is fluent in English, with an intermediate knowledge of Spanish.