Alessandra Franchi

Case Handler, DDG O3. State aid Policy and Case Support, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Alessandra is working for DG Competition, in the State Aid Policy and case Support Unit, where she is dealing with State aid case support and policy issues, and particularly with SGEI, Broadcasting, Broadband and recovery issues. With regard to policy issues she is dealing with the fitness check and evaluation process of State aid rules in view of their prorogation and amendment. Before she was working in Unit H4 Unit: State aid Enforcement and Monitoring, where she dealt with State aid decisions’ enforcement and recovery issues covering all sectors.  Prior to entering the EU Commission, she was the Resident Partner of the Brussels’s office of Studio Legale Pavia e Ansaldo. Alessandra has obtained a Master in European Legal Studies and a Law Degree from the University of Bologna (Italy). She also has a Master in International Legal Studies (LLM) from the New York University (New York, USA), and a Master in Competition Law and Economic from the Brussels School of Competition (Brussels, Belgium). Alessandra has a wide expertise in State aid and Competition law acquired both at the Commission and in her previous private practice, especially in litigation before the EU Courts in Luxembourg. She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and has published articles and books on State aid, Competition, Public Procurement and Consumer Protection.