Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

Paul Gilbert

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Paul Gilbert is a counsel based in the London office of Cleary Gottlieb. Mr. Gilbert’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance and sectoral regulation. He has represented clients before the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (and its predecessors, the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission), as well as in litigation before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Mr. Gilbert joined the firm in January 2011 and became counsel in January 2015. Before joining the firm he was Deputy Director of Competition Policy at the UK Office of Fair Trading. Mr. Gilbert graduated with first class honours from Trinity College, Oxford in 1997. He obtained post-graduate diplomas in law and legal practice from the College of Law in 2000 and 2001, both with distinction. Mr. Gilbert is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

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Articles

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Nicholas Levy, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Jakie Holland, Tihir Sarkar, Sam Bagot, Nallini Puri, Paul Gilbert, John Messent, Michael J. Preston, Michael James The UK Government announces the date of the coming into operation of the National Security and Investment Act, one of the most wide-ranging regimes for review of investments on national security grounds in the world

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On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security and Investment Act 2021, which was passed on 29 April 2021, will come into force on 4 January 2022. This new regime for review of investments on national security grounds will be among the most wide-ranging in the world. It (...)

Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Lanto Sheridan, Jackie Holland, Fay Davies, Sarah Peel The UK Government consults on its ambitious reform of national competition policy, including changes to allow Government to play a more active role in shaping national competition policy and to increase the Competition Authority’s investigative and enforcement powers

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On 20 July 2021, the UK Government launched its consultation on wide-ranging reforms to “bring [the UK’s] competition and consumer policies into the 21st century” [1] (the “Consultation”). While recognising that the UK’s competition regime “starts from a strong foundation” and “is internationally (...)

Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Alexander Waksman, Ranulf Outhwaite, Courtney Olden The UK Parliament publishes an independent report on the state of national competition law

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On 16 February 2021, John Penrose MP published an independent report on improving competition and consumer protection in the UK (the Report). It finds that the UK’s competition and consumer regime “has a good reputation, but not a great one”; progress on “cutting the costs of red tape” has stalled; (...)

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

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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 (...)

Nicholas Levy, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Paul Gilbert, John Messent, Esther Kelly, Nallini Puri, Tihir Sarkar, Sam Bagot, Courtenay Stock The UK Government introduces a national screening regime for foreign investments

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On November 11, the UK Government proposed a new national security screening regime that would allow the Government to intervene in “potentially hostile” foreign investments that threatened UK national security while “ensuring the UK remains a global champion of free trade and an attractive place (...)

Jonathan Kelly, Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Paul Stuart, Fay Davies The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the ability of parties that settle EU Commission antitrust investigations to challenge the Commission’s findings in follow-on damages actions (Trucks cartel)

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The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment clarifying the ability of parties that settle European Commission (Commission) antitrust investigations to challenge the Commission’s findings in follow-on damages actions. The judgment concerns an appeal relating to a preliminary issue (...)

Nicholas Levy, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Romano F. Subiotto, Paul Gilbert, Richard Pepper, Paul Stuart, John Messent The UK Government prohibits acquisition of a national supplier of military aircraft components on national security grounds (Gardner Aerospace / Impcross)

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On 5 September 2020, the UK Government accepted undertakings from Gardner Aerospace Holdings Limited not to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Impcross Limited, a UK-based manufacturer of components for the aerospace industry (including for military aircraft). Gardner is owned by (...)

Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Nicholas Levy, Romano F. Subiotto, Paul Gilbert, Richard Pepper The UK Competition Authority consults on amending guidance on applications for leniency and no-action in cartel cases

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The CMA’s Guidance on applications for leniency and no-action in cartel cases provides detailed guidance on the principles and process for leniency applications. On 30 July 2020, the CMA invited comments on a proposed addendum to clarify the way the CMA will exercise its discretion in relation (...)

John Messent, Paul Stuart, Richard Pepper, Paul Gilbert, Nicholas Levy, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans The UK Government introduces measures allowing it to intervene in merger transactions to mitigate the effects of public health emergencies following the COVID-19 outbreak

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On 22 June 2020, the UK Government introduced new measures allowing it to intervene in merger transactions “to maintain in the United Kingdom the capability to combat, and to mitigate the effects of, public health emergencies." The Government will be able to intervene on these grounds in any (...)

Paul Gilbert, Henry Mostyn, Romi Lepetska, Richard Pepper The UK Supreme Court dismisses the two largest payment processing networks’ arguments on the basis that their multilateral interchange fees restricted competition but upholds grounds of appeal concerning the application of the “passing on” defense (Sainsbury’s / Visa / MasterCard)

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On 17 June 2020, the Supreme Court handed down a much anticipated judgment concerning the default multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) set by Mastercard and Visa (together, the Appellants). The case considered appeals relating to three separate damages actions brought by retailers against the (...)

Sunil Gadhia, Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, David Little, Vassilena Karadakova, Jonathan Kelly, James Brady The UK FCA fines companies sharing strategic information on a bilateral basis during an initial public offering (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)

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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 21 February, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) found that Hargreave Hale Ltd (“Hargreave Hale”), Newton Investment Management Limited (“Newton”), and (...)

Mario Siragusa, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Paul Gilbert, Romano F. Subiotto The EU Court of Justice clarifies the scope of the regulatory framework for three-party schemes and confirms that individual assessment is needed to determine whether fee caps apply (American Express / HM Treasury)

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In 2015, the EU Interchange Fee Regulation (the “IFR”) introduced price caps on the interchange fees paid between banks for processing credit and debit card payments. These fee caps attempt to address concerns identified in a series of antitrust investigations into Visa and Mastercard through (...)

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