Our EU & Competition team consistently advises on the most complex EU and Irish competition and merger control law issues arising in Ireland each year.
Our leading merger control practice continues to be one of the busiest in Ireland. Notable merger control cases this year include advising
Carlyle on the sale of Payzone, cleared unconditionally by the European Commission;
Apollo Global Management on its acquisition of PK Air Finance;
Tesco Ireland on the disposal of its petrol filling station estate to DCC; and
FNZ's acquisition of Irish Progressive Services International Limited from Irish Life.
Our specialist knowledge extends beyond 'traditional' competition law into areas such as State aid, public procurement and trade law. We advised on long-running State aid litigation before the EU Courts (Aughinish Alumina) and are advising the Irish Government on matters arising from the Apple State aid decision.
We have a market-leading regulatory law practice. Notable matters include advising the Irish Communications Regulator, ComReg, on the regulation of broadband markets and on the most high-profile telecoms litigation before the Irish Courts in the past 12 months.
ASICS UK Limited
Aughninish Alumina Limited
ComReg (Irish telecommunications regulator)
Department of Finance
Exponent Private Equity
SOLAS (Irish State Employment Agency)
Automobiles & Parts
Charities / Not for Profit
Commercial & Professional Services
Construction & Materials
Consumer Product Manufacturing
Food & Drink Producers
Forestry & Paper
Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
Real Estate Finance
Software & Computer Services
Technology, Hardware & Electronics
Travel & Leisure