Laura McGovernDeputy Director of Legal Services – Competition at Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Laura McGovern is the Deputy Director of Legal Services – Competition in the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Laura is responsible for overseeing the provision of legal advice to the CCPC on civil/administrative and criminal enforcement of competition law and on the CCPC’s merger review functions. Laura is also responsible for providing strategic legal advice to the CCPC on policy and legislative matters relating to the CCPC’s competition law functions.
After completing a law degree at the University of Bristol, Laura trained as a solicitor in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Post-qualification, she spent over six years in private practice in London specialising in EU competition law. After moving to Ireland in 2014, she acted as a Legal Advisor to the Commission for Communications Regulation before joining the CCPC in November 2015.
Laura qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2008, and was admitted to the Irish Roll of Solicitors in January 2015.