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Competition Law Risks And Priorities For Directors In Ireland
The consequences of breaching competition law are severe, and can have very personal implications for directors who may be disqualified
3 Sep 2019
New UK Regime For Telecoms Contract Changes And What To Expect In Ireland
Article 105(3) of the upcoming Council Directive 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code ("EECC")[1] intends to provide stronger termination rights
29 Aug 2019
CCPC Launches Study Into Irish Public Liability Insurance Market
Following a ministerial request, the Irish competition regulator (the "CCPC") has launched on the 15 August 2019 a market study into public liability insurance.
20 Aug 2019
Recent Court Rulings With Implications For Irish Competition And Regulatory Investigations
The following three recent court rulings are of significant relevance to the conduct of competition law and other regulatory investigations under Ireland's criminal prosecution enforcement regime:
6 Aug 2019
What Does An Irish Phase 2 Look Like In 2019?
In July 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the "CCPC") concluded two Phase 2 reviews, issuing clearances subject to remedies in both cases.
5 Aug 2019
Vertical Agreements In The Digital Market - Is There A Regulatory Gap?
With the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) together with the accompanying Vertical Guidelines (the "Guidelines") set to
European Union
29 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Upholds That Circuit Court Has Jurisdiction On State Aid Disputes
In an important decision delivered on 29 May 2019, the Supreme Court affirmed decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court, in the case of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council v West Wood Club Limited [2019] IESC 43
29 Jul 2019
Update For Media Businesses: Revised Media Plurality And Ownership And Control Policies Published
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland ("BAI") has recently published: (i) a new policy on Media Plurality and (ii) a revised Ownership and Control policy following a public consultation process.
18 Jul 2019
Drop In Irish Merger Filings In First Half Of 2019
The first half of 2019 saw a sharp drop in the number of filings to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
12 Jul 2019
CCPC Confirms Plans To Introduce A Simplified Notification Procedure For Mergers In Ireland
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") confirmed on Friday, 14 June 2019, that it will proceed with plans to introduce a simplified procedure
3 Jul 2019
European Commission Publishes Notice On The Application And Enforcement Of EU Competition Law
Further to our previous Brexit commentary, the European Commission's (EC) Director-General for Competition has recently published a guidance note ...
European Union
12 Apr 2019
Competition Litigation: Issues And Recommendations In Advance Of The Brexit Deadline
The UK will no longer enjoy the enforceability of judgments under the Brussels Regulation, under which a judgement of the courts of an EU member state
European Union
2 Apr 2019
"Gun-Jumping" - A Priority For Competition Enforcers In Ireland And Abroad
We wrote last summer about an investigation by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") into a suspected case of ‘gun-jumping',
20 Mar 2019
Competition Compliance And Dawn Raids: Issues And Recommendations In Advance Of The Brexit Deadline
The UK's competition enforcer the CMA will no longer form part of the EU network of competition authorities (the ECN).
European Union
18 Mar 2019
Update For Operators: ComReg Strategy Statement 2019-2021 Consultation
ComReg has recently published a draft Strategy Statement for Electronic Communications Services for 2019 – 2021 and is seeking input from stakeholders on ComReg's vision for the sector...
18 Mar 2019
CCPC Continues Trend Of Requiring Behavioural Remedies To Clear Merger Notifications
The Irish competition regulator (the "CCPC") has a track record of requiring behavioural remedies in merger cases which has been continued in the recent CCPC case of Pandagreen / Knockharley Landfill and Natureford.
26 Feb 2019
Irish Competition Law: What To Expect In 2019
While last year was characterised by a record number of merger notifications to the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the CCPC),
European Union
5 Feb 2019
Challenging An EU State Aid Approval: Update On Recent 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.
11 Jan 2019
Ireland Has Record Breaking Year For Merger Notifications In 2018: Irish Merger Control Review
The highest ever number of antitrust merger notifications (98 in total), was made to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") in 2018.
European Union
11 Jan 2019
CCPC Publishes Business Guide To The Geo-Blocking Regulation
As previously discussed by Matheson, the Geo-Blocking Regulation (the "Regulation") has been in force throughout the EU since 3 December 2018.
European Union
18 Dec 2018
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