McCann FitzGerald

Competition/European Law Department

Ireland
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Overview

Our Antitrust and Competition Group works across our Brussels and Dublin offices and is widely recognised as being at the forefront of this practice area in Ireland.

First established over 30 years ago, our group has a track record for precedent-setting wins in both merger control and contentious competition law cases, including in litigation before the Irish Supreme Court and the European Courts. We also pioneered the use of competitive effects analysis and economic evidence and testimony.

We advise on the full range of antitrust and competition matters, including merger clearance, “dominant firm" issues, cartel defence, state aid, sector regulation and EU law issues such as free movement, public procurement and customs.

Our clients include major multinational companies, state-owned operators, regulated utilities, small and medium enterprises and trade and representative associations. We also act for regulatory bodies, including the European Commission and the Commission for Communications Regulation, and for government departments.

We are the only Irish group to include lawyers with previous, high-level public enforcement experience at the Irish enforcement agency, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the “CCPC”).