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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Latham & Watkins (London)
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Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Articles

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Maurits 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 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” defence (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 R. Little, Vassilena Karadakova, Jonathan Kelly, James Brady The UK Financial Conduct Authority 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 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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