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EU Competition Law, Dublin
20 April 2023
Conrad DublinDublin, Ireland

Richard Ryan
Partner, Head of Competition and Regulated Markets at Arthur Cox


Richard Ryan is Head of the Competition & Regulated Markets Group at Arthur Cox. He advises on all aspects of Irish and EU competition law, including merger control, foreign investment screening, investigations & dawn raids, competition litigation, competition aspects of commercial agreements & behaviour, compliance programmes, EU State aid law and regulated markets.

He has been practising for over 20 years and has been involved in many of the leading competition, merger control and State aid cases in Ireland over this time. He is ranked for competition law by the leading directories, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, Global Competition Review and Who’s Who Legal.

What people say:

"I can't speak highly enough of Richard Ryan. The support and advice Richard and his team provided was critical." Chambers Europe 2023

"He is an excellent lawyer, pragmatic, responsive and committed to delivering and getting the right result for his client. His dedication to the task at hand is second to none." Chambers Europe 2023

“Richard Ryan … has an outstanding reputation in state aid and competition investigations.” The Legal 500, 2022

“Excellent lawyer, very personable, exudes decency. Very responsible and engaging relationship partner. The best in the country for competition law advice, extremely knowledgeable and always contextualises his advice appropriately. Very high level of service.” The Legal 500, 2022

Clients praise Richard Ryan for "combining a calm demeanour with excellent practical and legal knowledge in his practice area.” Chambers Europe, 2022

“Richard Ryan is thoughtful, a clear communicator, and practical in his advice. Great to deal with.” The Legal 500, 2022

“Richard Ryan is very committed to doing his best for the client, and is creative as well as careful.” The Legal 500, 2021

“Known for his thorough approach, Ryan brings strategic vision to the team.” Global Competition Review: The GCR 100, 2019

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair’s Welcome and Introduction