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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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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, 2018. 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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The ICEL is hosting a full day conference examining recent developments in competition law which will take place at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on April 20th. It will start at 10am and finish at 4:30pm. It will comprise two sessions, a morning session on recent case-law on Articles 101 and 102 […]

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Chambers Europe have been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions. Chambers rank both lawyers and law firms based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers. We are delighted to announce Chambers have ranked Philip Lee in the following areas: Competition/European Law Clients note that Philip Lee […]

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Head of EU & Competition and State Aid, Ronan Dunne speaks to Newstalk FM Breakfast Business about European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s agenda for 2018 and it’s potential impact on Irish businesses. http://bit.ly/2n24R6d</a

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As published in the PaRR, October 19th 2017. Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) decision to appeal sentences imposed on Aston Carpets & Flooring and its former director as being “unduly lenient” could provide a welcome judicial precedent for future criminal cartel cases, Irish lawyers have told PaRR. But one lawyer warned that the “unsatisfactory […]

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The Headline The European Commission grabbed the headlines this week when it issued Google with a record fine of €2.42 billion on Tuesday, 27 June. This is the largest fine for an antitrust breach ever levied on a single firm, smashing the previous record of €1.06 billion imposed on Intel. The Commission found that Google […]

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Philip Lee has appointed Ronan Dunne as Partner. He specialises in competition and commercial contract matters and will lead the firm’s EU, Competition and State Aid group. Ronan advises a wide range of clients, in both the public and private sectors, on contentious and advisory questions of EU law, commercial vertical agreements (including distribution and […]

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