EU, Competition & Procurement

A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group is widely recognised as the leading and most experienced team in its field in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We have developed a large team of lawyers who can answer your every need. The team is as adept at dealing with small but important matters as they are with large and complex deals and work continuously with the private and public sector as well as national and international clients.

Given the unique position of Northern Ireland following Brexit and the NI Protocol, having to comply with elements of EU law and UK law – Northern Ireland's only dedicated Competition team is well placed to advise a range of clients. We take a proactive commercial approach to client issues and are consistently recognised as the stand-out competition practice on the island of Ireland. We also work side-by-side with our clients to help them to adopt and implement robust compliance programmes.


  • Invest NI

    on application of Block Exemption regulations to state aid schemes and compliance with the UK subsidy regime.

  • Merger control advice

    We have advised companies involved in private health care, food production and manufacturing in relation to merger filings to the CMA.

  • Food & Drink client

    on exclusivity clauses in commercial contracts.

  • Food & Drink client

    on exclusivity clauses in commercial contracts.

  • Dalata Hotel Group

    on compliance with EU & Regulatory issues in Northern Ireland.

  • Public sector and semi-State bodies

    on competition law (including merger control), state aid and public procurement implications of entering into Joint Venture structures.