Merger control

  • Advising a global chip manufacturer on the multijurisdictional aspects of a major acquisition, including drafting the Full-Form CO to the Commission, and various national filings.
  • Advising an Irish dairy on its acquisition by a global food producer, which resulted in a successful unconditional clearance despite an in-depth Phase II investigation  by the CCPC in Ireland.
  • Advising numerous Irish and international financial / private equity institutions on merger filings to the CCPC in Ireland and the CMA in the UK. 

Cartels, investigations, antitrust and dominance

  • Advising a major Japanese auto parts supplier on all aspects of the European Commission’s cartel investigation and settlement procedure into Occupant Safety Systems (AT.39881).
  • Advising a global sportswear brand on the inspection and investigation by the European Commission into restrictions imposed on licensed merchandise (AT.40436).
  • Advising a major Japanese engine manufacturer on a horizontal cooperation agreement with a competitor to produce new products.
  • Advising clients on cartel legacy issues, such as liability, document retention, limitation periods and follow-on actions for damages, associated with EU decisions in Industrial Tubes (AT.38240), Copper Plumbing Tubes (AT. 38069), Fittings (AT. 38121), and Bearings (AT.39922).

Regulatory

  • Advising a major Irish bank on the implications under Irish and EU law arising from certain European Commission State aid “crisis” restructuring decisions in the Irish financial sector.
  • Advising an international aviation infrastructure firm on the public procurement aspects of its successful tender to construct a EUR40 million fuel terminal at Dublin Airport.
  • Advising a significant licensor of flooring technology on litigation associated with patent licensing and application of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (TTBER).