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Helen Kelly is "a serious player who wows with her intelligence and strategy".

Chambers Europe

Expertise

Helen Kelly is a partner and head of the EU, Competition and Regulatory Law Group at Matheson. Helen has particular expertise in EU and Irish merger control work and has experience in dealing with large scale mergers and complex joint venture arrangements under the EU Merger Regulation as well as advising on Irish merger control issues. Helen also advises on behavioural competition issues including cartels and abuses of a dominant position. Helen has experience in dealing with complex investigations including dawn raids by the European Commission, the Consumer and Competition Protection Commission (CCPC) and other sectoral regulators as well as witness summons procedures by the CCPC. Helen has in-depth experience of state aid issues advising the State, recipients of aid and complainants. Helen also regularly advises on public procurement issues.

Accolades

Helen Kelly is recommended.
European Legal 500 2020

Helen Kelly is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2020

Helen Kelly is "helpful and wonderfully responsive".
European Legal 500 2020

Helen Kelly is considered an "excellent competition lawyer." "She is very dedicated and focused."
Chambers Europe 2020

“Helen Kelly is excellent – very practical, hardworking, thoughtful and strategic.”
European Legal 500 2020

“Helen Kelly and her team take exceptional care and attention to understand our business.”
European Legal 500 2020

“Helen Kelly is an incredibly effective communicator, simplifying complex issues for non-lawyers and quickly getting to the heart of any matter. Helen is also a formidable negotiator. You really want her in your corner in a dispute.”
European Legal 500 2020

‘Helen Kelly has energy in spades and thinks strategically and holistically about a client’s needs.'
European Legal 500 2020

Helen Kelly is a "very effective communicator of complex issues".
European Legal 500 2019

Helen Kelly is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2019

Helen Kelly is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019

Helen Kelly is a vastly experience figure who is "incredibly knowledgeable, very approachable and very respected". 
Competition /  European Law: Chambers Europe 2019

Recognised for Competition Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

"Helen and Kate have a deep understanding and insight into the legal legislation and regulatory framework underpinning our industry. Kate and Helen are simply the best advisers in their field – they’re technically excellent, results-driven and a pleasure to work with."
Chambers Europe 2019

Helen Kelly is "exceptional; she makes a difference to me".
Chambers Europe 2019

Helen Kelly is an "energetic, straightforward, measured and direct lawyer who gives clear, serviceable advice".
Chambers Europe 2019

“Helen Kelly is a very formidable practitioner.”
Chambers Europe 2018 

"Tenacious" Helen Kelly is "very strong in relation to regulatory matters" and "particularly strong on regulatory matters".
European Legal 500 2018

Helen Kelly is "very incisive, has a very good handle of the industry and really knows her way around."
Chambers Europe 2018

Helen Kelly has been recognised by The Legal 500 as an elite leading lawyer
Legal 500 EMEA Hall of Fame

Lawyer of the year (Ireland) for Competition Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Helen Kelly is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2017

Clients say Helen is "proactive and strategic in finding solutions to issues".
Chambers Europe 2017

 

Helen is also recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of international legal directories including Chambers Global, European Legal 500Euromoney Expert GuidesWho's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

Education

Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising)

College of Law, York (Law Society Finals)

London School of Economics (LLM)

Trinity College Dublin (LLB)