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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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Ireland > Telecoms

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William Fry is noted for its work on the National Broadband Plan, in which it advises the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on contractual agreements, regulations and competition issues. In addition, the team advises a range of telecoms clients on commercial transactions, such as outsourcings, and regulatory issues related to the development of new products. Claire Waterson leads the practice.

Ireland > Public sector

William Fry is highly active in advising on the development of public infrastructure, acting for government departments, state-owned and semi-state companies, and local councils. The team has a broad practice in this space, handling financing, procurement and construction documents. Elsewhere, practice head Claire Waterson is well regarded for her work advising Irish government bodies on regulatory matters, with a particular focus on EU state aid regulations. Jarleth Heneghan leads on projects-related matters, with consultant Cassandra Byrne also praised by clients for her work in this space.