Competition Briefing - The Irish Merger Control Regime

The Irish merger control rules are mainly contained in Part 3 of the Competition Act 2002 as amended.

The main features of the Irish regime are:

  • Turnover thresholds and carrying on business requirements for mandatory notifications
  • No completion before clearance
  • The application of the “substantial lessening of competition” test
  • Special provision for “media mergers”
  • The possibility of voluntary notifications

To view our article in full, please download The Irish Merger Control Regime Briefing. 

Key Contacts

Claire Waterson Partner

Sheila Tormey Partner

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