Romina Polley’s practice focuses on German and European merger proceedings including in-depth investigations and remedies, cartel proceedings (including dawn raid assistance and applying for leniency), abuse of dominance proceedings, sector inquiries, licensing and distribution agreements, and competition litigation before the German and European courts.
She has substantial experience in the chemical, consumer goods, digital markets, IT, construction, defense, media, and automotive industries.
A main focus of Romina’s practice in recent years has been international merger control with proceedings before the European Commission, the Bundeskartellamt, and other competition authorities across the globe, including in-depth investigations with remedy proposals. Recent emphasis of her practice has been on digital platforms and access to data as competitive advantage in merger control proceedings.
An additional focus of Romina’s recent engagements has been cartel investigations. She has acted as counsel in various cartel proceedings before the German and European antitrust authorities in the areas of consumer detergents, food packaging, auto safety systems, auto steel, sausages, beer, confectionery, dishwashing detergent, and others. In particular, she is experienced in applying for leniency, conducting internal investigations, coordinating parallel antitrust proceedings in various countries, and negotiating settlements with the antitrust authorities. Follow-on damage claim litigation also forms part of her activities.