Competition Law Essay 2015/2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2015/2016 Competition Law Essay Competition. The aim of the Competition is to promote and encourage written work on the subject of competition law amongst younger lawyers.

The Competition is open to anyone who is, or will be within one year of the Deadline (see below), a third level student, a trainee lawyer (solicitor or barrister), a paralegal, or a stagiare. The prize is €500 and the winning work may be published in the Irish Journal of European Law.

The adjudicating panel consists of:

  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Aindrias Ó Caoimh, former Judge at the Court of the Justice of the European Union (Chairman);
  • Mr. Noel Travers, SC; and
  • Ms Úna ButlerDirector of Legal Services of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 4 March 2016. Entrants should send an electronic copy (in PDF/ read-only format) of their cover letter and submission by e-mail to Maureen O’Neill, Chair of the Competition Law Forum, at

Further details of the Competition, including the submission procedure, are set out in the .essay Competition rules.