Philip Andrews

McCann FitzGerald (Dublin)
Lawyer (Partner)

Philip co-heads the McCann Fitzgerald’s EU, Competition, & Regulated Markets Group in Dublin. Philip focuses on antitrust litigation, transactional and counseling issues. He has represented a wide variety of companies before the European Commission, the Competition Authority and national regulatory agencies. Philip successfully represented ILCU in ILCU v Competition Authority, the leading Irish case on competition law, in which the Supreme Court unanimously endorsed the consumer welfare standard. Philip has served as Legal Adviser to the Competition Authority and assisted in drafting the Competition Act 2002. He also counseled the agency on EU Modernisation, prior to adoption of Regulation 1/2003. Earlier in his career, Philip practiced for six years in Brussels with a U.S. firm, following a training period at DG Competition. Philip is listed as among the world’s leading competition lawyers under the age of 40 in GCR’s ’40 under Forty’ survey. He is a non-governmental adviser to the Competition Authority and is a past chair of the Law Society’s EU and International Affairs Committee.

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Catherine Derrig, Philip Andrews The EU Court of Justice holds that claims alleging abuse of dominance could come within the terms of a jurisdiction clause even where the clause did not expressly refer to claims based on competition law (Apple MJA)


Competition Disputes: Will a Jurisdiction Clause Govern Where They are Brought?* The European Court of Justice (CJEU) held recently in Apple Sales International v MJA acting as liquidator of that claims alleging abuse of a dominant position could come within the terms of a (...)

Philip Andrews The Irish Parliament Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation debates on amendments proposed with a view to adopting the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014


If it Ain’t Broke, Fix it: Ireland’s Competition Law, Version 2014* It took five years to draft. But now everything’s go!-go!-go! First published late spring 2014, Ireland’s newest competition law reform could be adopted by July. And though planning was long and time for debate is now short, last (...)

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