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Administrative & Public Law

Our experience includes acting for/advising:

  • ComReg in the first regulatory enforcement proceedings before the Commercial Court seeking to enforce compliance by  eircom, the incumbent telecoms operator, with obligations arising from its position of significant market power in the line rental markets.   Defended ComReg in three Statutory Appeals joined to above proceedings by  eircom. The case concerned telecoms bundle offers being sold by  eircom to the public. The case was settled on excellent terms, to the satisfaction of ComReg.
  • The Commission for Aviation Regulation  in its defence of an application for judicial review by Ryanair in the Commercial Court concerning the determination of CAR as to the charges the DAA can impose on users of the airport. This is the latest of a number of such cases brought by Ryanair over the years relating to each of the determinations made by CAR and the judgment of Kelly J is eagerly awaited.
  • Payzone Ireland Limited in High Court proceedings seeking to judicially review a decision made by the ESB to award a contract in a public procurement process.  The application also involved an application for an injunction to restrain the ESB from taking steps before the matter was determined by the Court – the matter was settled between the parties.
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Complex judicial review proceedings
  • Statutory appeals