Our competition lawyers deliver effective, commercially-driven solutions to our clients.

Compliance with competition law has never been more important, as governments seek to ensure that markets work well for consumers. The reform seeks to encourage enterprise and efficiency, create a wider choice for consumers and help reduce prices and quality. Competition authorities are using their increased powers to scrutinise and challenge mergers, punish anti-competitive conduct, and reform markets where competition does not work well.

Ensuring that your business competitive practices do not breach competition law is essential to success. Failing to comply could see the competition authorities take serious action – including fines and even criminal prosecutions.

At Carson McDowell we advise public and private sector clients across a number of diverse sectors on all aspects of competition law. Our competition lawyers understand the workings of all regulating/ competition authorities and will ensure your organisation remains fully compliant. We will steer you through this complex and dynamic area, providing competitive advantage, technically sound, strategic advice and certainty on what needs to be done.

Working with experienced and specialist lawyers within our wider Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, the team’s comprehensive experience and wide-ranging expertise is unmatched in Northern Ireland. We provide an expansive range of services and regularly represent our clients on merger control, cartels and abuse of dominance, competition investigations, state aid, energy, transport, and bribery law.

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Merger Control

Pricing Issues


Competition Issues Relating to all Types of Commercial Agreements and Contracts

Competition Compliance, Including Bespoke Compliance Programmes and Training Seminars

Abuse of Dominance Issues, Including Refusals to Supply

Competition Enforcement, Including Dawn Raids and Leniency Programmes

Complaints to Competition Authorities and Regulatory Authorities

Parallel Trade Issues

State Aid

Free Movement of Persons, Goods, Services and Capital

General EU Law, Including Food Labelling Legislation, Product Liability Legislation

Bribery Law, Including Risk Assessment, Drafting of Bespoke Compliance Programmes and Training Seminars

Advising Parties on Court Proceedings Relating to EU and Competition Law, Including Judicial Review Cases

Advice in Relation to the Grocery Code

Advice in Relation to the National Security and Investments Act

Our dedicated Competition lawyers are here to advise you.

If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.

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