Matheson


Practice Areas

Competition Litigation

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Expertise

We advise on contentious competition cases, including the first follow-on action and the only action involving an amicus curiae application in Ireland to date. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in some of the most significant competition cases before the Irish courts, including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of a dominant position and follow-on damages actions. We also have experience of litigation before the European Courts in Luxembourg.

Experience Highlights

We have advised;

  • ASL Aviation on proceedings against the EU Commission seeking damages of over €200m arising from the prohibition of the UPS/TNT merger
  • Sports Direct on High Court proceedings between Sports Direct and Heatons regarding non-compete restrictions
  • A multinational technology company on a recent High Court action taken by Ryanair involving a complex mix of intellectual property and competition law issues
  • Multiple clients including a State body in the successful defence of High Court proceedings alleging abuse of dominance
  • Leading Irish sugar supplier, Gem Pack in successfully settling the first follow-on damages action to be brought before the High Court, seeking damages for abuse of dominance

We advise on contentious competition cases, including the first follow-on action and the only action involving an amicus curiae application in Ireland to date. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in some of the most significant competition cases before the Irish courts, including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of a dominant position and follow-on damages actions. We also have experience of litigation before the European Courts in Luxembourg.


We have advised;

  • ASL Aviation on proceedings against the EU Commission seeking damages of over €200m arising from the prohibition of the UPS/TNT merger
  • Sports Direct on High Court proceedings between Sports Direct and Heatons regarding non-compete restrictions
  • A multinational technology company on a recent High Court action taken by Ryanair involving a complex mix of intellectual property and competition law issues
  • Multiple clients including a State body in the successful defence of High Court proceedings alleging abuse of dominance
  • Leading Irish sugar supplier, Gem Pack in successfully settling the first follow-on damages action to be brought before the High Court, seeking damages for abuse of dominance


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