Luciana Bellia is a senior attorney based in the Italian offices of Cleary Gottlieb. Her practice focuses on European and Italian competition law, in particular merger notifications and antitrust law, including vertical and horizontal agreements, cartels, abuse of dominance, and state aid. She has experience in a number of industries, particularly energy and chemicals. She has been involved in a broad range of merger-control and abuse-of-dominance proceedings before the European Commission and the Italian Antitrust Authority. She graduated with honours from the LUISS Guido Carli University School of Law in 2001. While at law school she was a visiting student at Georgetown University Law Center for a semester on a scholarship granted by the University of Rome. She obtained an LLM in advanced European legal studies from the College of Europe of Bruges in 2006. She is a member of the Palermo Bar.