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Published in the Irish Examiner, April 21 2021. Article by Eamon Quinn. The threat to UEFA from a breakaway league is unlikely to go away, because EU and UK competition law is unlikely to stop a European Super League from coming into effect. Head of Competition, Regulated Markets and EU law, Ronan Dunne, discusses in […]

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Published in the Irish Examiner, February 16 2021. Article written by Eamon Quinn. Eamon Quinn writes about the impending decision by Ulster Bank on its future in the Irish marketplace. Featuring head of EU and competition, Ronan Dunne, who comments on the potential competition implications of the bank leaving the Republic. Full article available here.

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Partner and head of EU and competition, Ronan Dunne, joined Gavin McLoughlin on this morning’s Newstalk Breakfast Business to discuss the European Commission’s investigation into Mondelez for allegedly hindering cross-border trade of chocolate, biscuits and coffee between EU Member States. He also discussed the latest developments in the EU’s digital competition policy. Listen back to […]

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As a staunch Trump ally, former Attorney General Bill Barr will be remembered for a lot of things. His role in the redaction, and then subsequent disclosure, of the Mueller report and his interventions in cases involving Trump associates spring to mind. However, perhaps his legacy will be something entirely different, with wider ramifications for […]

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Partner and head of EU and competition law, Ronan Dunne, was delighted to contribute to the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review journal on the CCPC’s recent introduction of a simplified merger notification regime in Ireland. Full report available here. (Behind paywall). Published by Lexxion (CoRe 3/2020 Vol. 4).

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Partner and head of EU and competition law, Ronan Dunne, was delighted to contribute to the latest edition of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe), providing an update on developments in Irish merger control law. Full report available here. Published by Lexxion, (CoRe 1/2020 Vol. 4).

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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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