Competition and Regulated Markets


Arthur Cox’s Competition and Regulated Markets Group is widely-recognised as a leader in its field in Ireland. Our team is at the forefront of developments in competition and regulated markets law and is involved on an ongoing basis in the most high-profile and complex cases in Ireland.  We are focused on delivering clear, pragmatic and solution-focused advice, with the aim of achieving your strategic objectives.


The team advises on all aspects of Irish and EU competition/antitrust law, including:

Regulated Markets

The team has leading experience in advising clients in regulated industries, including:

EU and trade law

The team also advises on EU and trade law, including:

Arthur Cox Dawn Raid Response Unit

Dawn Raid icon-06The regulation of business is growing internationally with the aim of ensuring the protection of consumers’ interests and a level playing field for businesses. However, the enforcement of regulation also brings challenges for businesses. Unannounced inspections, also known as “dawn raids”, are an important enforcement tool at the disposal of regulators, but can cause significant disruption to businesses. Understanding the purpose of unannounced inspections, how they are conducted and the extent of your rights and obligations during an inspection will help you better manage inspections and ensure your interests are protected. Learn more about the Dawn Raid Response Unit here.


Arthur Cox impresses with its ‘business knowledge’
– The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2018

“Their lawyers take the time to understand our business so they can provide relevant, focused and solution-oriented legal advice.”
– Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

“Whenever we needed advice they were available as soon as we picked up the phone. Their timeliness stood out the most.”
– Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

“Technically they know what they’re about, and there is a breadth of practice and availability.” Other sources regard the team as “flexible and responsive,” as well as “commercially aware and astute.”
– Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

“Providing an ‘excellent service’, Arthur Cox advises on the competition elements of mergers and acquisitions and is adept at dealing with sensitive matters…”
– The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2016

Advises on high-profile cartel matters and immunity applications, and offers clients exceptional experience of state aid issues, particularly those in the financial sector.
– Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016