Catherine Derrig

McCann FitzGerald (Dublin)
Lawyer (Partner)

Catherine leads our specialist competition law litigation team. Catherine has extensive experience counselling key clients, including Vhi (Ireland’s No. 1 health insurer), DAF and the Commission for Communications Regulation (“ComReg”), national regulator/competition law agency, on competition law compliance and litigation. Catherine leads the team advising DAF in its defence of the follow on damages actions that have been taken against it, and the other settling parties in the European Commission’s Truck Cartel settlement, in Ireland. This is one of the most significant developments in Irish competition law in recent times, and Catherine leads our work on this case. Catherine is also lead strategic advisor to Vhi Healthcare. As Vhi is the State- owned, leading supplier of private healthcare insurance in Ireland, with a market share in excess of 50%, any legal advice on commercial strategy necessarily encompasses competition law. We continue to undertake a wide range of contentious work for Vhi. We are involved in defending a series of proceedings in the Competition List of the High Court involving abuse of dominance claims by service providers for refusals of insurance cover. The cases are complex and involve significant economic evidence focused on the markets for private health insurance and for the purchase of healthcare services for private patients. Catherine also assists Vhi with a variety of contract drafting and interpretation related issues. She also, together with Laura Treacy, provides State aid advice to Vhi.

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McCann FitzGerald (Brussels)
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Articles

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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)

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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 eBizcuss.com that claims alleging abuse of a dominant position could come within the terms of a (...)

Catherine Derrig, Laura Treacy The Irish High Court finds that the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has exceeded its dawn raid powers in seizing digital material in bulk (CRH / CCPC)

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Introduction In CRH plc v The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission the Irish High Court found that the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) had exceeded its dawn raid powers in seizing digital material in bulk. The High Court granted orders preventing the CCPC (...)

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