Competition Law

Irish and EU legislation:

  • Competition Act 2002;
  • Competition (Amendment) Act 2006;
  • Communications Regulation (Amendment) Act 2007;
  • Competition (Amendment) Act 2012;
  • Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014;
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland assesses dominance in the market place by the following factors:-

  1. The market share of the allegedly dominant firm / undertaking relative to its competitors, both current and past levels
  2. Barriers to entry
  3. Barriers to expansion
  4. Customer switching costs
  5. Ability of the allegedly dominant firm / undertaking to act independently of its competitors
  6. Countervailing buyer power

  • If you are aggrieved in respect of a dominant undertaking actions or anti-competitive arrangements that apply then you should seek our advice as soon as possible.
  • A right of action exists in both the Circuit Court and The High Court for breaches of section 4 and / or Section 5 of the Competition Act 2002.
  • A successful challenger may be entitled to an injunction, a declaration and / or damages including exemplary damages.

Contact Alan Wallace – or call Alan on 01 668 4333 with any queries.

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