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2016 in Review: Competition Law, Merger Control, State Aid and Procurement Law in Ireland
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 7 2017

In the area of competition law, Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) stepped up its enforcement activities during 2016


Meeting competitors: what executives may, and, may not do - the competition law angle
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • February 16 2015

Every executive in business inevitably meets competitors. Commercial life probably could not function if one did not meet competitors at some point -


Letter before action - Michael Gillen and Flosshaul Ltd v Inverclyde Council
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

In Michael Gillen and Flosshaul Ltd v Inverclyde Council 2010 CSOH 19, the Scottish Court of Session dismissed two actions for damages taken against Inverclyde Council for breach of the Scottish Procurement Regulations in its award of a contract for the provision of bus services


Time limits for court challenges - Uniplex (UK) Ltd v. NHS BSA
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

On the same day as the Commission v. Ireland case, the CJEU handed down its judgment in Uniplex (UK) Ltd v. NHS Business Services Authority


The Central Procurement Directorate publishes guidance on the procedures and principles for the evaluation of tenders
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

The Northern Ireland Central Procurement Directorate recently issued guidelines which may be of assistance when evaluating tenders


Irish competition law: concept of undertaking
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011, the High Court (Cooke J.) determined that the HSE was an "undertaking" for the purposes of competition law when engaged in arranging or providing ambulance and other means of transport for patients to and from hospitals and other health facilities in the State


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


Review of Irish Merger Control in 2016
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • January 6 2017

This is a review of the transactions notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in 2016 and an analysis of Irish merger


Groceries regime - your opportunity to influence the new regime
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • February 3 2015

It is very likely that new rules will be put in place for the grocery sector. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has published a draft


Important judgement on the relationship between EU and international law: MSC Orchestra and sulphur emissions
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Global
  • July 3 2015

An issue of key concern to the shipping community is whether EU law prevails over international treaty law (in particular, treaties in the maritime