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Carson McDowell

Competition Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Standout team particularly respected for merger clearance matters. Works closely with the firm's highly regarded litigation department to represent defendants in high-profile competition disputes, particularly in the area of cartel follow-on damages claims. Also advises clients on competition compliance matters, such as exclusivity agreements and non-compete obligations. Particularly active for clients from the food and consumer goods industries. Assists clients with the competition law implications of Brexit.

Strengths

"They're top for homegrown firms in Northern Ireland for competition advice," says a source.

Work highlights

Advised the founders of Belfast Power on the competition aspects of the sale of its entire share capital.

Notable practitioners

Kerry Teahan has a broad competition law practice, advising clients on merger clearance filings, compliance matters and non-compete and exclusivity agreements. She also has experience representing defendants in competition damages claims.
"Kerry is really excellent; she really goes the extra mile looking under the floorboards for clients and is very good at identifying client risk and translating that to analysis that can be presented in an accessible way, linking up competition and procurement law issues with big-picture issues clients need to be aware of."

Richard Gray regularly assists clients with merger clearance mandates and competition compliance matters.
"I found him to be excellent at driving the deal and spotting issues for the client and getting a very quick turnaround."

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Competition Law

Carson McDowell

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Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Northern Ireland

Competition Law


Kerry Teahan
Band 2
Richard Gray
Band 2