The Irish Merger Control Insight: 2017 – A Year In Review

Author:Mr Niall Collins, Tara Kelly, Michael Madden and Laura Durning
Profession:Mason Hayes & Curran

On both sides of the Atlantic, significant and historic changes brought a unique set of challenges during 2017.

Irrespective of resulting economic and geo-political ripples, however, we continued to see a steady stream of merger notifications to the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) during the last year. Although there were no in-depth Phase II investigations, we believe 2017 should be appropriately characterised as a year which demonstrated a more interventionist...

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