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William Fry

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Competition & Regulation


Claire Waterson is a Partner in William Fry’s Competition & Regulation Department advising on all aspects of Irish and EU competition law, including merger control, restrictive practices, State aids, public procurement and free movement. Claire specialises in sectoral regulation with a particular emphasis on telecommunications

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Ireland > EU and competition

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Claire WatersonWilliam Fry

Headed by newly appointed senior counsel Cormac Little SC, William Fry‘s ‘top competition law practice‘ has advised on merger control relating to some of the most complex, high-profile transactions in the Irish market, as well as investigations and litigation, including prominent state aid and abuse of dominance cases, public procurement and regulatory issues. Other key team members are Claire Waterson and experienced senior associate Sarah Lynam, who stand out for their expertise in sectoral regulation, most notably in telecoms, and the ‘excellentSheila Tormey, who has particular strength in merger control and private damages actions.

Ireland > Telecoms

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Claire WatersonWilliam Fry

William Fry‘s telecoms work spans the full spectrum of matters in this sector, with recent work including acting for both ComReg and private telecoms companies in litigation, advising companies on commercial agreements for telecoms infrastructure, and handling M&A transactions in the sector. Claire Waterson leads the team. ‘Canny litigator’ Garrett Breen handles telecoms disputes and senior associate Sarah Lynam stands out for her work on regulatory matters.

Ireland > Public sector

William Fry is particularly experienced in the financing and procurement of major public sector infrastructure projects, as well as advising on state aid, regulatory enforcement and public investigations. The team acts for government departments, local authorities and a number of financial bodies operating in the public sector. The practice is led by Claire Waterson, who specialises in competition, state aid and telecoms regulatory matters. Other key contacts include public sector employment expert Alicia Compton; Garrett Breen, who is experienced in regulatory litigation; and projects and construction head Jarleth Heneghan, who specialises in IT infrastructure.