Paul Gorecki

Trinity College Dublin
Professor

Paul Gorecki is a leading competition economist in Ireland, providing expert advice, contributing actively to the debate on competition policy through blogs, books and papers as well as having taught an undergraduate course at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin on competition, strategy and policy between 2013 and 2019. Paul has advised the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission with respect to several recent mergers : Topaz’s acquisition of Esso Ireland (M/15/020) ; Panda’s acquisition of Greenstar (M/16/008) ; and, Enva’s acquisition of Rilta (M/18/036). Paul was a member of the Ireland competition agency between 2000 and 2008 where he led on the agency’s landmark civil cases in respect of the Irish League of Credit Unions (for abuse of a dominant position) and the Beef Industry Development Society (for co-ordinated action to reduce capacity). In 2015 Paul published Modern Irish Competition Law, jointly with Philip Andrews and David McFadden. Between 2009 and 2013 Paul was a Research Professor and Programme co-ordinator for Regulation and Competition at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. Subsequently he became a Research Affiliate at the Institute (2013-2018).

Articles

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Paul Gorecki The Irish Competition Authority clears, subject to a divestment remedy, an acquisition between two companies in the rental and maintenance of flat linen to customers in the healthcare and hospitality sectors (Elis / Kings Laundry)

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Introduction 1. On 8 July 2019 the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland’s competition agency, cleared the acquisition by Berendsen Ireland Limited (Berendsen), ultimately controlled by Elis S. A. (Elis), of Kings Laundry Limited (Kings Laundry), subject to a divestment (...)

Paul Gorecki The Irish Competition Authority clears a merger subject to two behavioural remedies in the private technologically advanced hospitals market (Bon Secours / Barringtons)

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Introduction 1. On 21 December 2016 the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland’s competition agency, cleared, after an extended Phase I, the acquisition whereby Bon Secours Health System Company Limited by Guarantee (Bon Secours) would acquire sole control of Barringtons (...)

Paul Gorecki The Irish Competition Authority clears at phase I an asset acquisition on the basis that it does not lead to substantial lessening of competition (Blackstone / Atrium)

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Introduction 1 On 25 February 2015 the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland’s competition agency, cleared, at Phase I, the asset acquisition whereby the Blackstone Group L.P. (Blackstone), via a wholly-owned subsidiary, Atrium Office Investment Sari, would acquire Block (...)

Paul Gorecki The Irish Competition Authority clears at phase I, an acquisition whereby an undertaking would acquire joint control with investment funds managed by affiliates (Fitzwilliam / Wittington / Apollo / Arnotts)

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Introduction 1 On 27 May 2014 the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland’s competition agency, cleared, at Phase I, the acquisition whereby Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Limited (Fitzwilliam)/Wittington Investments Limited (Wittington Canada), would acquire joint control (...)

Paul Gorecki The EU Commission clears at phase I, subject to a structural remedy, the acquisition whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary would acquire a non-destructive testing business in the electric sector (GE / GEAE)

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Introduction 1 On 5 December 2003 the European Commission (the Commission), cleared at Phase I, subject to a structural remedy, the acquisition whereby the General Electric Company (GE), via a wholly-owned subsidiary, GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE), would acquire Agfa-Gevaert’s non-destructive (...)

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