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Nicola Ceraolo

Of Counsel

About Me

I work as an Of Counsel in our Rome and Brussels Offices.

With over 35 years of experience in utilities and energy law and regulation, information technology (e-commerce, internet law, data protection, UCP), antitrust and European law in general, I have also previously worked in M&A, product liability and international contract law.

Previously, I worked in leading Italian and international law firms representing major companies in proceedings before national and foreign independent authorities, the European Commission and national and European courts, and I was corporate counsel at a major Italian listed company.

As legal advisor to European and international organisations, I have contributed in these various roles to the national and European regulation of numerous industrial sectors and have contributed to the work of academic institutions and legal centres.

I joined Bird & Bird in April 2023.


  • Degree in Law cum laude, University of Messina (1986)
  • Diploma in Advanced European Studies, College of Europe (1988)


  • Ordine Degli Avvocati di Roma (Rome Bar Association) (1990)
  • Supreme Court (2016)

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