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Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Competition and Regulated Markets


Richard is Head of the Competition and Regulated Markets Group. He is admitted to practice in Ireland and New York.

He advises on all aspects of EU and Irish competition / antitrust law including investigations and dawn raids by the European Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland (CCPC), competition litigation, merger control, competition aspects of commercial agreements and behaviour, EU State aid law, competition compliance programmes, leniency applications, complaints and sectoral studies by regulators. He has been involved in a large proportion of the leading antitrust, merger control, and State aid cases in Ireland over many years.


Admitted to the New York State Bar in 2000 and as a solicitor in Ireland in 2003. Joined Arthur Cox in 2000.


Member of Law Society of Ireland
Member of Irish Society for European Law
Member of Irish Centre for European Law
Member of Association of European Lawyers
Member of American Bar Association
Member of International Bar Association


LLB (Trinity College Dublin) 1998; Diploma in Finance Law (Law Society of Ireland) 2003; Diploma in Economics for Competition Law (King’s College London) 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Richard RyanArthur Cox

Arthur Cox has a fully rounded practice with an especially strong record in investigations, state aid and competition litigation. The firm remains at the forefront of merger control matters, including deals driven by private equity buyers. The firm has landed engagements in the vast majority of Ireland’s major competition investigations. Richard Ryan is head of competition and regulated markets at the firm, and has an outstanding reputation in state aid and competition investigations. He leads a team that represents an array of top domestic and international corporates. Patrick Horan is an emerging talent, as is senior associate Simon Breen.