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

  • Abuse of dominance
  • Cartels
  • Competition aspects of commercial agreements and behaviour
  • Competition compliance programmes and training
  • Competition litigation, including litigation arising from investigations, disputes with regulators and damages actions
  • Complaints to regulators
  • Grocery Regulations
  • Investigations and dawn raids
  • Immunity/Leniency applications
  • Merger control approval for mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Sectoral studies
  • State aid

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

  • Broadcasting
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Postal services
  • Telecoms
  • Transport

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

  • EU institutional law
  • Free movement of goods and services
  • Impact of Brexit
  • Implementation of EU Regulation
  • Transposition of EU Directives

Arthur Cox Dawn Raid Response Unit

The 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 unit here.

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