Region: Ireland

Cravath, Herbert Smith Freehills and Clifford Chance steer AerCap/GE deal

Dublin-based aircraft leasing company AerCap has tapped Cravath Swaine & Moore and Herbert Smith Freehills to guide its $30 billion acquisition of General Electric’s Capital Aviation Services, which has called on Clifford Chance for antitrust advice.

11 March 2021

Ireland consults on competition law changes

Ireland’s government has proposed a suite of new reforms that would empower the country’s antitrust enforcer to bring gun-jumping cases and unwind already-competed deals that fall below merger notification thresholds.

21 January 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Ireland’s antitrust watchdog might not be as active as several other EU enforcers, but the local competition bar’s six closely matched elite practices now advise truck manufacturers in the first major competition follow-on damages action brought before the country's courts.

11 December 2020

Ireland accepts Ticketmaster exclusivity commitments

Ireland’s competition authority has accepted commitments from Ticketmaster Ireland to limit exclusivity clauses in its contracts with venues and live event organisers to end its abuse of dominance probe.

30 November 2020

Community round-up: Ashurst promotes in Brussels and Sydney

Ashurst has promoted two counsel to partner, while DLA Piper has recruited an official from Chile’s competition authority and in Ireland, two antitrust lawyers have been appointed senior counsel.

23 October 2020

Apple state aid battle goes to ECJ

The European Commission has confirmed it will challenge the EU General Court’s decision to annul its order forcing Ireland to collect €13 billion in alleged illegal state aid granted to Apple.

25 September 2020

Ireland lays out chargesheet in first price signalling probe

Ireland’s competition enforcer has accused six major insurers and a trade association of cooperating to raise prices in the motor insurance market, following a four-year probe into alleged price signalling.

18 September 2020

Ireland inches closer to administrative fines regime

Ireland’s government has said it will empower the country’s antitrust enforcer to fine companies for anticompetitive conduct, although it still faces significant opposition and constitutional challenges.

10 August 2020


Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Ireland accepts FRAND commitment for media acquisition

Ireland’s competition authority has conditionally approved a newspaper advertising sales agency’s acquisition of two local media titles, subject to the merged entity allocating advertising business on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

10 October 2019

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