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William Fry

Work Department

Competition, Merger Control, Public Procurement, Regulation and general EC laws.


Cormac is a Partner and head of William Fry’s Competition & Regulation Department, specialising in EU and Irish competition, merger control and public procurement rules. He advises on the compatibility of business arrangements with EU and Irish competition laws and has represented clients in antitrust investigations by both the European Commission and the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and in proceedings before the European and Irish courts. Cormac has also secured Irish regulatory approval regarding many high-profile corporate transactions. He also advises both public bodies and disappointed bidders regarding challenges to contract decisions under public procurement rules. Cormac also has a broader regulatory focus. He advises clients on complying with anti-money laundering rules and on ‘white-collar’ crime issues. He has also been appointed as senior counsel by the cabinet.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > EU and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Cormac LittleWilliam 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.