Elisabetta Righini

Elisabetta Righini

Belgium, Brussels
Partner at Latham & Watkins, Visiting Professor at King's College London
Profession: Lawyer, Academic / Scholar
Industry: Competition, Law Practice, Trade, Energy, Airlines/Aviation, Hi-Tech, Government Relations, Academia


Partner, Latham & Watkins, focusing on State aid and EU regulation, in particular in digital, energy, transport. Prior to Latham, Betta worked at the EC for 15 years, including as legal advisor to former Competition Commissioner Almunia. Betta is Visiting Professor at the Centre of European Law of Kings College London’s School of Law. She is passionate about women empowerment and diversity. Betta has 2 wonderful daughters that she has raised as independent, curious and open-minded young women.


Italian, English, French, Spanish


Competition PolicyLitigationAdvocacyEU LawState AidForeign Subsidies


Latham & Watkins

Partner at Latham & Watkins

October 2015 - Present • Brussels, Belgium

Leading experts in EU law and regulation, with particular focus on State Aid . 20-plus years of professional practice In EU and international law, including litigation in EU and international fora, legal advice and strategy at ministerial level and to global business leaders. In charge of EU regulatory and State aid practices at Latham, Betta advises major international companies active in cutting-edge sectors (digital single market, energy, transport, public services, etc.) as well as SMEs. She also supports NGOs and civil societies associations through pro-bono work.

King's College London

Visiting Professor at King's College London

March 2010 - Present • London, United Kingdom

Visiting Professor and member of the Advisory Board of the Centre of European Law. Course-leader in the LLM State aid practice module.
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