Dr Danilo Sama

Danilo works as competition economist at CDC in Brussels, where he is responsible for the economic analysis, econometric assessment and damage quantification. In his role, he has gained extensive experience in all phases of damage litigation, working on economic issues concerning some of the largest antitrust cases in Europe. His expertise ranges from the development of theories of harm in relation to markets affected by cartels, the design of architectures for the collection of data provided by damaged companies, to the quantification of damages in and out-of-court. In his daily activities, he is in contact with the CDC’s network of renowned academic experts in the fields of econometrics and industrial organisation. Furthermore, he serves the Italian market as a primary contact for damaged companies and law firms. Over the years, he has contributed to pioneering innovations in private antitrust enforcement such as the CDC’s interest calculation tool.

Before joining CDC, he gained experience as competition economist in the antitrust department of a leading international law firm in Rome and at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels. Research Fellow at the LUISS’s Law & Economics LAB for the competition area, he has published several articles in international journals and monographs, available on his personal website.

He studied economic analysis of competition law at the LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome, the Toulouse School of Economics, the University of Hamburg, the Ghent University, the Erasmus Rotterdam University and the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. His Ph.D. dissertation deals with econometric techniques and industrial organization theories applied to competition law.

Beyond antitrust, he is keen on contemporary art.

Languages: Italian, English and French