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Philip Lee is pleased to be a contributor to the new Merger Control Service, launched by legal-tech company, Legal Cross Border. Our partner Ronan Dunne, head of our EU, Competition and State Aid group, provided the relevant information for the Irish market. Merger Control provides an intuitive Merger Screening tool that allows legal professionals to […]

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As published in The Irish Examiner, 10 June 2019.   Who’d be a politician? Despite being dubbed the most powerful woman in Brussels, Margrethe Vestager may soon be out of a job. Her five-year mandate as the EU’s Competition Commissioner comes to an end in October. Regardless of her high profile it seems unlikely that […]

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Will one of Margrethe Vestager’s last acts as the European Commissioner for Competition be to help lower motor insurance premiums for Irish motorists? That’s a legitimate question following the European Commission’s opening of a formal investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices in Ireland’s motor insurance industry. Commissioner Vestager’s move will be of significant interest to Irish […]

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As published in The Irish Independent, May 18 2019. Shane Phelan and Caroline Crawford of The Irish Independent look at the EU probe into insurance cartel claims, featuring EU and Competition Partner Ronan Dunne. Article available here.

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We are delighted to announce partner Ronan Dunne who leads our EU, Competition and State Aid group is the author for the Irish chapter of Vertical Agreements, Getting The Deal Through, 2019. This volume offers expert local insight with answers to crucial questions in key areas such as: antitrust laws applicable to vertical restraints, responsible […]

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We are pleased to announce that Partner Ronan Dunne has been appointed as the country correspondent for Ireland for the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe). The latest edition of the CoRe journal (Volume 2 2018, Issue 4) features Ronan’s report on the revised financial thresholds for the mandatory notification of mergers and acquisitions to […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to announce its appointment to the Lucozade Ribena Suntory (“LRS”) legal panel, the first formal legal panel for the organisation. The panel will provide legal advice and support to the company across the UK and Ireland. Philip Lee was chosen, together with other leading firms, not only for its strong capabilities […]

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Against a backdrop of potential global trade wars and increasingly protectionist policies by the US administration, the European Commission issued Google with a record fine of €4.34 billion on Wednesday, 18 July. This is the largest EU fine for an antitrust breach ever levied on a single firm, smashing the previous record of €2.42 billion […]

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As published in The Irish Examiner, 8th May 2018. Famous for the Apple and Ireland tax ruling, Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition boss, is tipped to be Commission head, says Ronan Dunne. Dubbed the “most powerful woman in Brussels”, Margrethe Vestager has made her mark as the EU’s Competition Commissioner. A multi-billion euro fine imposed […]

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