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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


Ireland and Private Actions - The EU Damages Directive
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 10 2016

The primary aim of the EU Damages Directive (Directive) (signed into law in the EU on 26 November 2014) is to make it easier for businesses and


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


State aid update: R&D and firms in difficulty
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 16 2014

The new rules facilitate the granting of aid measures by Member States in support of R&D and innovation (R&D&I) activities. The new R&D&I state aid


Antitrust - Online businesses and their antitrust obligations
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • November 8 2016

EU, Irish and UK competition law prohibit price-fixing between competitors in relation to goods and services. This prohibition applies in whatever way


Irish merger control under the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • September 11 2014

From 31 October 2014, all merger notifications will be made to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). The Competition and


Procurement: replacement of Circular 1010 (24042014)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • April 24 2014

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published Circular 1014 which contains initiatives aimed at facilitating SME access to public