Region: Ireland

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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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

Apple state aid decision is “beneath the commission”, Ireland tells EU court

The European Commission’s decision ordering Ireland to collect up to €13 billion in allegedly unpaid taxes from Apple is “untethered from reality” and violates fundamental rights of defence, counsels to Ireland and Apple have claimed.

18 September 2019

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

02 August 2019

Ireland clears Live Nation/MCD acquisition

Ireland’s competition authority on Friday approved the acquisition of a local music promoter by the world’s leading live entertainment company, with various behavioural conditions.

08 July 2019

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