Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

Wanjie Lin

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

Wanjie Lin’s is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Her practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, particularly cases with an intellectual property law dimension. She has acted in proceedings involving the information technology, internet and media sectors before the European Commission.


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2911 Bulletin

Maurits Dolmans, Wanjie Lin The EU Commission adopts new Guidelines for agreement between competitors which contains specific guidance on the antitrust assessment of sustainability agreements


The European Commission has adopted its new guidelines for agreements between competitor (“Horizontal Guidelines”) – which for the first time – contain specific guidance on the antitrust assessment of sustainability agreements. The guidelines are part of an evolving dialogue among antitrust (...)

Jackie Holland, Maurits Dolmans, Ranulf Outhwaite, Andreas Wildner, Wanjie Lin, Clara Cibrario Assereto, Sylvia DeTar The UK Competition Authority opens consultation on Environmental Sustainability Agreement Guidelines


CMA Consults on Environmental Sustainability Agreement Guidelines* On February 28, 2023, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) demonstrated its thought leadership in the integration of sustainability and competition policy by publishing draft guidance (“Draft UK Guidelines”) on (...)

Antoine Winckler, Andris Rimsa, Wanjie Lin, Edward Dean The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s decision to fine a multinational telecommunications company €124.5M for gun jumping (Altice / PT Portugal)


On September 22, 2021, the General Court upheld the European Commission’s decision to fine Altice Europe NV, a multinational telecommunications company, for prematurely implementing its acquisition of PT Portugal. Altice had engaged in conduct that contributed to the change in control of PT (...)

Paul Gilbert, François-Guillaume de Lichtervelde, Maurits Dolmans, Robbert Snelders, Wanjie Lin, Jeanne Lévy-Bruhl, Frédéric de Bure The EU Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s decision on a pay-TV service company’s commitments for breaching the principle of proportionality (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal +)


On December 9, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union granted Canal+’s application to annul the European Commission’s decision under Article 9 of Regulation No. 1/2003 to adopt commitments offered by Paramount (the “Commitments Decision”). The commitments prohibited Paramount from (...)

Maurits Dolmans, Alexander Waksman, Nicholas Levy, Wanjie Lin, Romi Lepetska The UK Competition Tribunal publishes a summary of an application to commence collective proceedings for losses arising from a settlement decision finding infringements of article 101 TFEU in the automobile market (Mark McLaren)


On 1 April 2020, the CAT published a summary of an application to commence collective proceedings under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998. The application was filed by Mark McLaren Class Representative Limited, a special purpose vehicle, alleging losses arising from the European (...)

Alexis R. B. Lazda, Savannah Haynes, Bruce Hoffman, Richard Pepper, Konstantin Bondarenko, Wanjie Lin, Anita Ng The World’s Authorities present steps to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on antitrust related issues that businesses may confront in the coming days of the outbreak


I. INTRODUCTION The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented issues for businesses and we recognize that antitrust is unlikely to be your most important concern at this time. However, some forethought may mitigate risk of future exposure, and position your business as well as possible in (...)

Maurits Dolmans, Romi Lepetska, Nicholas Levy, Alexander Waksman, Romano F. Subiotto, Wanjie Lin, Paul Gilbert The UK Competition Authority in a series of gun jumping enforcement actions, imposes a fine of £200,000 on an electronics company for gun jumping (Electro Rent)


UK Clamps Down On Gun-Jumping On 12 February 2019, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) imposed a fine of £200,000 on Electro Rent for gun-jumping. [1] This is the third occasion on which the CMA has penalised a company for breaching “standstill” or “hold-separate” obligations (...)

2774 Review

Maurits Dolmans, Wanjie Lin Fairness and competition law: A fairness paradox


“Fairness” in EU competition law is hotly debated. This article explores the concept from a sociological, philosophical, and legal perspective, and suggests there is a fairness paradox: while competition law should reflect the values of fairness, if fairness were actually employed in (...)


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