Arthur Cox is one of Ireland’s largest law firms with over 850 staff and offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York and San Francisco. The competition and regulated markets practice is widely recognised as a leader in its field in Ireland. The team is at the forefront of competition law developments and is involved on an ongoing basis in the most high-profile and complex cases in Ireland. The team advises on all aspects of Irish and EU competition/antitrust law, including investigations and dawn raids, competition litigation, merger control, competition aspects of commercial agreements and behaviour, EU State aid law, leniency applications, complaints to regulators and sectoral studies. The team also advises on regulated markets, including broadcasting, energy, postal services, telecoms and transport, and on EU and trade law, including EU institutional law, free movement of goods and services and the impact of Brexit.
Interviewees appreciate the client care offered by the firm. One reports: "You have access to a broad team with deep resources. They are very responsive, they turn around your request for information very quickly.” Another reports: "They give sound practical advice for use in the industry rather than academic advice." Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019
Arthur Cox has “one of the best practices in Dublin”, which is particularly strong in investigations, state aid and merger control matters. The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2019
“Their lawyers take the time to understand our business so they can provide relevant, focused and solution-oriented legal advice.” Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018
Arthur Cox impresses with its “business knowledge”. The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2018
“Technically they know what they're about, and there is a breadth of practice and availability." Other sources regard the team as "flexible and responsive," as well as "commercially aware and astute." Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017