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2012 review of Irish Competition Authority merger notifications

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 24 2012

A review of the merger notifications made to the Irish Competition Authority during 2011 and analysis of the emerging notification trends by comparison to previous years

Award of contracts for non-priority service contracts may be subject to a standstill requirement

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 16 2009

Contracting authorities awarding non-priority service contracts will need to bear in mind a recent decision from the Northern Ireland High Court which found that a standstill period may be required for such awards under fundamental principles of EC law

Competition Authority clears Greenstar's acquisition of Veolia (Ireland) following full investigation

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 19 2010

On 7 January 2010, the Competition Authority announced its decision to carry out a full (phase 2) investigation in relation to the proposed transaction whereby Greenstar Holdings Limited would acquire sole control of Veolia Environmental Services (Ireland) Limited from its current owner Veolia Propreté SA

Grocery code of conduct

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 19 2010

The Government has appointed David Byrne, who formerly served as Attorney General and European Commissioner, as a facilitator to develop a Code of Practice for Grocery Goods Undertakings

Limits on transparency obligations for Part B service contract - Release Speech Therapy Limited v Health Service Executive

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 21 2011

On 18 February 2011, the High Court (McMahon J) dismissed a challenge from an unsuccessful tenderer in relation to a tender competition organised by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for the provision of early intervention diagnostic and treatment speech and language therapy services

The Authority in 2011

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 21 2011

Explicit reference is made to the uncertainty facing the Authority in 2011

Competition Authority to investigate Poolbeg plant

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 19 2010

The Irish Waste Management Association has lodged a complaint to the Competition Authority alleging that the Poolbeg incinerator is "anti-competitive and illegal"

Stena's acquisition of certain assets of DFDS: warning against gun-jumping

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 21 2011

On 21 December 2010, the Irish Competition Authority issued a press release indicating that a purported acquisition by Stena AB of certain assets of DFDS AS was void because it was implemented before it was notified to the Authority and before a determination was made

National Assets Management Agency

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 19 2010

On 26 February 2010, the European Commission announced its decision to approve the establishment of the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA

2013 review of Irish Competition Authority merger notifications in 2012

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 4 2013

The number of merger notifications to the ICA in 2012 was lower than in either 2011 or 2010. However, almost half of the notifications in 2012 came