Romina Polley is a partner based in the Cologne office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She is a member of the Cologne bar and a seasoned, widely published competition lawyer. Her practice focuses on German and European merger control, cartel cases and abuse of dominance proceedings, as well as antitrust litigation. For example, she acted as counsel for the IOC in the FCO’s 2019 commitment case on athletes’ marketing rights, represented Rimowa in the FCJ’s 2017 case on relative dominance and acted for Google in the 2015 VG Media commitment case. She was admitted to the German bar in 1995 after studying in Augsburg, Geneva, Berlin and New York, received a doctorate degree from the Free University of Berlin and has been a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP since 2004.