Patrick Horan

Horan Patrick WU 2018

Expertise

Patrick is a partner in the Competition & Regulated Markets Group. His practice covers the full range of EU and Irish competition law, including merger control, investigations, State aid, competition law aspects of agreements, implementation of compliance programmes, and competition litigation. Prior to joining Arthur Cox in 2016, Patrick worked in the London and Brussels offices of Slaughter and May. Patrick is co-author of the Ireland chapters of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation and Merger Control 2018, and in 2017 was named as one of the future leaders in competition law by Who’s Who Legal.

Experience

  • Advising eir on the EU and Irish competition and regulatory aspects of its acquisition by Xavier Niel
  • Advising Accenture on the Irish merger control aspects of its acquisition of the Rothco Group
  • Advising undertakings in the private motor insurance sector in connection with the ongoing investigations by the CCPC and the European Commission
  • Advising Greenergy International on the EU merger control aspects of its acquisition of Inver Energy
  • Advising Volvo/Renault Trucks on its defence of follow-on damages actions in the Irish High Court arising from the European Commission’s decision in the Trucks cartel
  • Advising Kennedy Wilson Holdings Inc. on the Irish competition aspects of its acquisition of Kennedy Wilson Real Estate Europe plc
  • Advising CRH plc in relation to the CCPC’s investigation in to the bagged cement sector in Ireland, as well as advising CRH in relation to its successful defence of the CCPC’s Supreme Court appeal against the decision of the High Court concerning a dawn raid conducted in May 2015
Education
  • LLM, Trinity College Dublin, 2007
  • LLB, Trinity College Dublin, 2006
Professional
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2016
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 2010
Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England & Wales