Competition & EU

We provide advice on all aspects of Irish and EU competition law and policy. Our aim is to provide a prompt and focused service that is tailored to the needs of your business. Our competition law team is led by Corporate and Commercial Partner Diarmaid Gavin who, prior to joining RDJ worked in the competition law department of a leading UK “magic circle” firm. As the largest firm outside of Dublin and with offices in Galway and Cork, we are uniquely placed to provide a rapid and comprehensive competition law offering to clients in those regions.

Our services include:

  • Dawn raid response
  • Complaints and defence
  • Irish and EU merger notifications
  • Compliance training and manuals
  • Commercial contract compliance
  • EU State Aid
  • Public Procurement

  • Advised Landmark Media group on merger control aspects of the acquisition of its publishing and media interests by The Irish Times DAC, which involved a phase 2 CCPC examination, media merger notification to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Energy.
  • Acted for SCIF Group on the merger notification of its acquisition of the four star McWilliam Park Hotel, Co. Mayo and Connemara Court Hotel, Co. Galway.
  • Acted for Glenmar Shellfish on the merger notification in relation to its acquisition by Lisavaird Co-op.
  • Acted for the receiver of Irish TV on competition and media merger notifications in relation to the sale  of Irish TV to the Irish Post.
  • Advised Landmark Digital on competition and media merger notifications in relation to its acquisition of sole control of Benchwarmers.ie
  • Advised Bon Secours Health System on merger control aspects of its acquisition of Barringtons Hospital.
  • Advising Irish Universities and Research Centres in relation to the application of State Aid rules to government-funded research projects.
  • Acting as local competition counsel for a number of high-profile multi-national corporations in the Cork region providing first-response service and compliance training.
  • ‘Expertise, excellent communication, efficient, transparent billing, and the ability to provide remote service‘ – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • ‘Diarmaid Gavin and Gillian Keating are good listeners – they understood our business and its needs and provided clear and timely advice and communication.‘ – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • Diarmaid Gavin based in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cork office, is descriped as ‘calm and thorough‘ and 'very knowledgeable on merger control matters’. – The Legal 500

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