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Ranking tables

UK Northern Ireland Competition Law

This table encompasses contentious and non-contentious matters arising under EU, domestic and international competition law, including cartels, abuse of a dominant market position, state aid and merger control.

Band 1
  1. A&L Goodbody
    A&L Goodbody
    Competition Law
    2024 | Band 1 |
    A&L Goodbody's highly reputed competition practice in Belfast offers notable experience in contentious competition law matters, such as judicial reviews and follow-on damages claims. The law firm is active in state aid and subsidy control matters, assisting both public bodies and industry associations. It is esteemed for advice on domestic merger control, and thanks to its offering of all-Ireland EU law capabilities, its lawyers are able to advise on cross-border matters involving the Republic of Ireland. It frequently acts on regulatory matters involving the energy sector.
Band 2
  1. Carson McDowell
    Carson McDowell
    Competition Law
    2024 | Band 2 |
    The competition team at Carson McDowell is respected for its advice on merger clearance matters, with a growing practice acting on national security and investment filings as well as state aid and subsidy control. Its lawyers work closely with the law firm's highly regarded litigation department to represent defendants in competition disputes, particularly in the area of cartel follow-on damages claims. It also advises clients on compliance matters, such as dawn raid training and exclusivity agreements. It is particularly active for clients from the TMT and consumer goods sectors.