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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Competition Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 4UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Competition Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 4UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Collaborates closely with teams in Brussels, key European cities and Washington, DC to advise on high-profile cross-border mandates. Key partners increasingly invest time in domestic merger control filings that are investigated by UK competition authorities. Advises defendants on cartel follow-on damages claims brought in the UK courts. Represents a number of clients from the media and technology sectors.

Strengths

One client says: "Cleary Gottlieb is outstanding as a firm. They are quick to respond, effective and efficient."

Work highlights

Advised Google on the clearance of its acquisition of Looker Data Sciences.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Kelly has a strong practice advising clients on cartel damages claims. His recent experience includes defending clients in several major European claims, ranging from roll-on roll-off cargo to the LCD cartel.

Maurits Dolmans is lauded as a "very good practitioner" with a particular focus on competition matters at the EC. He has a strong focus on cross-border merger clearance procedures, advising prominent clients in the media and technology sectors.

Nicholas Levy advises a host of key clients in the technology sector on CMA market studies and abuse of dominance investigations. He is admired by sources for his "good judgement on a case and good sense of what the court will be interested in."

Romano Subiotto QC stands out for his work on CJEU appeals against EC enforcement decisions, including abuse of dominance cases in the pharmaceutical sector or gun-jumping in public M&A deals. He also advises sports and energy sector clients on EC investigations. Subiotto is a silk who is admitted to practice in Brussels and in England and Wales.

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Competition Law Department

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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2 London Wall Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC2Y 5AU

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UK

Competition Law


Maurits Dolmans
Band 3
Nicholas Levy
Band 2, Foreign expert for Europe-wide
Romano Subiotto QC
Expertise based abroad in Belgium

Competition Law: Litigation


Jonathan Kelly
Band 3