McCann FitzGerald (Dublin)

Philip Andrews

McCann FitzGerald (Dublin)
Lawyer (Partner, Head of the EU, Competition and Regulatory Group)

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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1406 Bulletin

Philip Andrews, Laura Treacy The Irish Competition Authority encourages delay of merger filings and establishes a temporary process for electronic notification of mergers as special measures due to COVID-19


On 18 March, the CCPC issued a statement encouraging merging parties where possible to delay merger filings until further notice, and establishing a temporary process for electronic notification of mergers. In an effort to ensure business continuity in merger review amid the COVID-19 outbreak, (...)

Sinead McGarrigle, Philip Andrews The Irish District Court in Dublin imposes a small charitable donation as punishment on a motor company which pled guilty in the country’s first criminal prosecution of gun jumping (Armalou Holdings)


A small charitable donation for gun-jumping* After an 18 month investigation involving officials from both the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) and Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecution, and a first-ever criminal prosecution, a company that gun-jumped Irish merger (...)

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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