Romina Polley’s practice focuses on German and European cartel proceedings (including dawn raid assistance and applying for leniency), merger control, advice on monopolies, sector inquiries, restructuring 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, digital media and automotive industries.
A main focus of Romina’s practice in recent years 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.
An additional focus of Romina’s recent engagements has been on European and German merger control-dealing with cases in front of the European Commission and the Federal Cartel Office including in-depth investigations and remedy negotiations.
Finally, she recently concluded commitment proceedings before the FCO in an abuse of dominance case.
Romina joined the firm as a partner in 2004.