Region: Ireland

Irish motor insurance probe ends with compliance commitments

The Irish antitrust watchdog has secured compliance commitments from six motor insurance providers including Aviva and Allianz, but observers have branded the remedies an unsatisfactory ending to the agency’s first price-signalling investigation.

24 August 2021

EU charges insurance association with restricting access to data pool

The European Commission has accused Insurance Ireland of “arbitrarily delaying” or denying rival insurers access to its data-sharing platform.

18 June 2021

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

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