About Dorit

Dorit is a partner and head of our EU, competition & procurement team. Dorit has extensive experience and knowledge in advising clients on all aspects of competition law and procurement law. Dorit is qualified to practise in both Ireland and the UK.

Dorit regularly advises clients on the competition law implications of commercial contracts, mergers, cartels, abuse of a dominant position, compliance and enforcement issues (including dawn raids and leniency programmes), market investigations, State aid issues as well as complaints to competition authorities. She also advises clients on the design and implementation of competition compliance programmes, including extensive training to board members and employees.

In addition, Dorit is a trusted adviser to many public and private sector clients in the public and utilities sectors on procurement issues, including advising on procurement strategy and execution, drafting all procurement documentation, advising on selection and award criteria, evaluation methodology and scoring matrix, debrief requirements and defending or initiating a challenge.

Recent experience

  • A confidential client on the possibility of purchasing cartel damages claims from natural persons in Ireland who have suffered damages caused by a cartel and the possibility and procedure of pursing such claims against the cartelists.
  • A confidential client on a complaint to the European Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission regarding an anti-competitive arrangement in the agri-food sector.
  • SHS Group on competition issues related to its acquisition of Standard Brands Limited and 3V Natural Foods including merger notifications to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
  • South Dublin County Council on the procurement process for a mixed-tenure housing development of approximately 900 houses which was procured through the competitive dialogue procedure.
  • Respond! Housing Association on procurement issues arising in relation to the development of social housing units with funding from the Housing Finance Agency and the European Investment Bank.
  • National Library of Ireland in relation to the collapse of a procurement process for relocation and storage services and the successful re-procurement of the contract.  The contract was advertised in light of the very substantial renovation project being undertaken at the library.
  • Dale Farm on competition issues related to a potential cross-border acquisition in the agri-food sector, particularly in the context of Brexit.
  • Central Statistics Office in relation to the procurement for an ICT Hosted Managed Service.
  • Pobal, Arts Council, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Trinity College, Waterford Institute of Technology and Education and Training Boards Ireland on a range of procurement issues.
  • International Bank on the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) retail banking sector investigation, including advising on strategy and procedural issues, drafting submissions to and liaising with the CMA and leading preparations for site visits and hearings.
  • Equipment supplier to the National Health Service in relation to an investigation by the UK Competition and Markets Authority regarding an alleged abuse of a dominant position. The investigation was closed with a warning letter.
  • Northern Ireland Electricity Company on the successful procurement of a £60 million IT contract.
  • Further Education College on the procurement of an integrated consultancy team for the design and project management of three new campuses and the subsequent procurement of the building contract.
Dorit McCann is very knowledgeable in her field and provides excellent, succinct & effective advice when needed
Legal 500 2022
Dorit McCann is an excellent advisor, fully trusted and sought after by non-legal in-house colleagues.
Legal 500 2022
Dorit McCann is very pragmatic and solution-focused. She has an excellent technical understanding of complex issues which she dissevers into easy to understand advice. She provides a very reliable and responsive service.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022
Dorit McCann gives top-quality advice and sees round corners for her clients. She has both breadth and depth of knowledge, both from the private and public client view point. One to have on your side when the going gets tough! Dorit has a lengthy and enviable client list and is a trusted adviser to many. She gets to grips with the detail and presents difficult concepts with consummate ease.
Legal 500 2021
Dorit McCann and her team provide a unique experience of being able to advise on an all-island of Ireland basis on competition matters given her dual qualification. The team has an unrivalled depth of knowledge across EU law, in particular antitrust and procurement. It is leaner but just as strong and fast as its rivals.
Legal 500 2021
Dorit McCann is exceptionally knowledgeable in the subject matter. She provides very clear and concise advice on very complex issues. She is also very efficient. She communicates technical points in a manner that is understandable to non-lawyers and wider audiences.
Legal 500 2021
Dorit McCann is a leading practitioner in respect of public procurement and competition matters. We have always had excellent feedback for Dorit’s work.
Legal 500 2021
Dorit McCann is a standout competition lawyer. She is effective, highly responsive and provides practical advice.
Legal 500 2021
Very responsive and engaged. Has an understanding of our business, which isn’t often the case with competitors, and knows how to respond to meet our expectations, in a practical, commercially minded manner.
Legal 500 2021
Dorit McCann has a very broad range of competition experience. Given that she has practised in Ireland and the UK she has an excellent cross-jurisdictional perspective.
Legal 500 2020
I found Dorit McCann easy to work with. She was responsive and commercial, and her advice was clear and practical.
Legal 500 2020
Knows the regulators inside-out, has a wealth of experience in cross-border mergers and holds her own with the best of competition litigators
Legal 500 2018
Nothing is too much trouble for her and her advice is practical and focused.
Chambers & Partners
Head and shoulders above any competition lawyer in Northern Ireland.
Chambers & Partners
I could not speak highly enough of the service she provided us with.
Chambers & Partners