Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Cologne)

Romina Polley

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Cologne)

Romina Polley is a partner with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton based in Cologne where her practice focuses on German, European and ROW merger control, European and domestic cartel proceedings (including dawn raid assistance and applying for leniency), abuse of dominance proceedings including commitment decisions as well as advisory work on cooperation, distribution and licensing agreements. She also handles competition litigation before the German and European courts including follow on damages work. She has substantial experience in the chemical, consumer goods, digital markets, IT, construction, defense and automotive industries and is widely published. Ms. Polley is a lecturer on European Competition Law at the University of Cologne, a co-editor of ZWeR, a German competition law journal, and a member of the German Platform 4.0 industry’s legal working group.


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1743 Bulletin

Maurits Dolmans, Robbert Snelders, Richard Pepper, Frédéric de Bure, Laura Ballester, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Romina Polley The EU Commission publishes a call for contributions to determine if and how competition policy can better support the European Green Deal


On October 13, 2020, the European Commission published a call for contributions to determine if and how EU competition policy can better support the European Green Deal. The European Green Deal is a comprehensive action plan aimed at making Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent (...)

Nicholas Levy, Maurits Dolmans, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Romina Polley, Patrick Bock The EU Commission announces new policy to accept Member State referrals for merger review even if EC and national thresholds are not met


In September 2020, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced that from mid-2021 the European Commission (“EC”) would “start accepting referrals from national competition authorities of mergers that are worth reviewing at the EU level – whether or not those authorities had the power (...)

Friedrich Andreas Konrad, Rieke Kaup, Romina Polley, Laura Melusine Baudenbacher The German Federal Court of Justice overturns the Dusseldorf Court of Appeals’ interim decision and finds an online social media platform to have abused its power in collecting data from different sources (Facebook)


On June 23, 2020, the Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) overturned the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals’ (“DCA”) interim decision and rejected Facebook Inc.’s (“Facebook”) request to suspend the enforceability of the Federal Cartel Office’s (“FCO”) prohibition decision. The FCJ disagreed with the (...)

Jean Yves Garaud, Aren Goldsmith, Jonathan Kelly, Paul Stuart, Romina Polley, Rüdiger Harms The EU Court of Justice rules that jurisdiction clauses subject to EU law may be enforced by Member States in actions for damages for abuse of dominance (Apple / MJA)


European Court of Justice Issues Important Judgment Related to Jurisdiction Clauses for Antitrust Actions* In a recent judgment providing a preliminary ruling in the case, Apple Sales International et al. v. (C-595/17, October 24, 2018), the Court of Justice of the European (...)

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