Francesco Maria Salerno is a senior attorney based in the Brussels office. His practice focuses on competition law and regulation in network industries. He has extensive experience advising clients in the energy sector as well as in the telecoms and media sector. Moreover, he has appeared several times before the EU courts in litigation involving state aid and merger control. He has published numerous articles on his field of expertise, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars.

Dr Salerno obtained a PhD from the London School of Economics in 2009 with a thesis on the reform of telecommunications regulation in Italy.

He is a member of the Bars in Catania, Brussels and Madrid. His native language is Italian, and he is fluent in English, Spanish and French.