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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Highly acclaimed department offering cutting-edge expertise in antitrust proceedings. Frequently instructed by parties on abuse of dominance and restrictive agreement disputes, with demonstrable experience in leniency applications. Increasingly active in cartel follow-on litigation. Also in demand for national and EU merger control cases, acting for leading multinationals from a range of industries including telecommunications, transport, food and beverages, technology, energy and life sciences. The Brussels office houses considerable expertise in cartel proceedings.

Strengths

One client enthuses: "The firm has a focus on complex cross-border competition law issues and addresses these seamlessly between their offices so that there is a consistent level of service."

Another source endorses the firm for its "strong team that is really at top of their field."

Work highlights

Assisted IFF with its definitive merger agreement with DuPont for the merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

Notable practitioners

Dirk Schroeder is highly regarded for his longstanding expertise in cartel matters and multi-jurisdictional merger control. One client enthuses: "He manages the mechanics of mergers very smoothly."

Romina Polley is held in particularly high esteem for her work on large-scale merger control mandates, as well as appeals. She frequently advises prestigious clients from the technology and automotive sector. One client states: "Romina is very knowledgeable and thorough. She is a solutions-oriented lawyer who is very mindful of significant issues but is also very proactive at working with the client to find solutions that work in the real world."

Brussels-based Wolfgang Deselaers has considerable experience advising clients on complex European Commission proceedings as well as cartel raids. He advises on multi-jurisdictional mandates, including both mergers and litigation.

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Competition/European Law

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Location

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 9

Cologne

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

50668

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Germany

Competition/European Law


Dirk Schroeder
Senior Statespeople
Romina Polley
Band 3
Wolfgang Deselaers
Band 2