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Our EU, Competition and Regulatory Group comprises specialist lawyers with experience of working in London, Brussels and Dublin. We provide expert legal advice on all aspects of EU Law, Competition and Regulatory matters, including merger control, cartel investigations, competition law compliance, dominance, State aid, competition litigation, public procurement and sectoral regulation.

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Brexit and Competition Disputes

Brexit and Competition Disputes

Following Brexit, the UK will no longer enjoy the enforceability of judgments under the Brussels Regulation, as enforcement of non-EU judgments in an EU Member State is a matter for the local law.

 

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Merger Control: Recommendations in Advance of Brexit Deadline

Partners Helen Kelly and Kate McKenna discuss Merger Control issues and their recommendations for companies in advance of the Brexit deadline.

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Challenging an EU State Aid Approval

Challenging an EU State Aid Approval: Update on UK and Pending Irish Cases

A successful court challenge of an EU Commission State aid approval decision addressed to the UK has caused the suspension of the UK electricity market’s capacity mechanism. This article examines what outcome this could mean for (i) the similar pending court challenge of the EU Commission State aid approval of Ireland’s capacity mechanism, and (ii) clients adversely affected by any State aid measure approved by the EU Commission who are considering their legal options.

 

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UK: Brexit - The Need for a Special Approach to EU Mergers

Senior associate Ronan Scanlan discusses the future of the UK merger control regime post-Brexit.

 

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Article 50 Triggered by UK Government

Nine months after 52% of Britons voted to leave the EU Prime Minister Theresa May has, today, notified the European Council of the UK’s intention to exit, triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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Article 50 and the Brexit Process

The UK has served the withdrawal notice on the European Council as per the process outlined by Article 50 of the EU Treaty on European Union. 

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Competition Law Considerations : How You Plan for Brexit

We set out some high-level tips to follow when participating in industry discussions.

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Helen Kelly
Helen Kelly Partner