Competition & Regulated Markets
Beauchamps has a highly respected practice in Competition & Regulated Markets. We provide specialist advice to State bodies, businesses and trade associations in relation to their European and domestic requirements. Our experience covers all aspects of competition law, including merger control, cartel and dominance issues, competition compliance, audits and litigation and State aid rules. We also advise on regulated markets, including the transport, energy, and telecommunication sectors. We have significant experience of advising on EU and national competition and regulatory regimes across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.
Competition and regulatory policy at both European and Irish levels has progressed substantially over the past decade, and continues to rapidly evolve. In order to ensure compliance with all applicable rules a clear understanding of the complex and often-changing legal background is required, as well as an appreciation for the wider economic and political agenda from which it flows. Our sectoral-specific experience enables us to provide expert assessments, while significantly reducing the risk that competition laws will be infringed.
We focus on delivering prompt, strategic and practical solutions to our clients in this challenging practice area. We appreciate and recognise the commercial realities of our clients’ businesses and are committed to applying our expertise to achieve commercial success for our clients.
Some recent examples of competition matters that members of our team have advised on include: merger clearance, antitrust proceedings, cartel and dominance cases, the impact of competition rules on trade association activities, joint ventures, agency and distribution agreements and State aid.
Our team is lead by Mark Pery-Knox-Gore, who has extensive competition law experience, acting mainly for regulatory, representative and State bodies on a wide range of matters. Mark has been recognised for his work by a number of independent international commentators and guides, including the European Legal 500, Chambers Global and European Legal Experts.