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Richard Ryan
Partner, Head of Competition and Regulated Markets at Arthur Cox


Richard is Head of the Competition and Regulated Markets Group. He is admitted to practice in Ireland and New York. He advises on all aspects of EU and Irish competition / antitrust law including:

  • Investigations and dawn raids by the European Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland (CCPC)
  • Competition law litigation, including disputes with regulators and damages actions
  • Securing EU and Irish merger control approval for mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Competition aspects of commercial agreements
  • Dominance
  • Complaints to the European Commission and the CCPC
  • Leniency applications
  • EU State aid law
  • Competition law compliance programmes, internal audits, training and dawn raid preparedness
  • Regulated markets
  • Sectoral studies by regulators

Richard has significant sectoral experience, including in banking and financial services, insurance, energy, health, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, agriculture, building materials, real estate, waste, broadcasting, telecommunications, news and media and information technology. He has been involved in a large proportion of the leading competition, merger control and State aid cases in Ireland in recent years.