European Commission gives go-ahead to purchase of O2 Ireland by Hutchinson 3G

The merger of the second- and fourth-largest mobile network operators in Ireland will now go ahead after the European Commission approved the acquisition of Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland) by Hutchinson 3G (H3G). The merged entity will face only two competitors – Vodafone and Eircom. While the commission had initial concerns that the merger could result in a significant reduction in competition in […]

‘Right to be forgotten’ creates data dilemma

French philosopher Paul Ricoeur wrote “To be forgotten is to die twice”. However, in recent days the Court of Justice of the EU has taken steps towards recognising a “right to be forgotten”, for EU citizens. The case in question is Google Spain and Google v AEPD and Gonzalez. It resulted from a complaint by a Spanish […]

XXVI FIDE Congress, Copenhagen, 28-31 May 2014

The ISEL is delighted to announce the XXVI FIDE Congress, which will be held in Copenhagen on 28-31 May.  This year’s Congress is organised by the Danish Association for European Law (DFE) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. The congress is a unique opportunity to learn about and influence the development of […]

Competition Law Forum Essay Prize 2013 – Announcement of Winning Work

The ISEL is delighted to announce that the winner of the Competition Law Essay Prize 2013, an annual competition run by the ISEL’s Competition Law Forum:- Mr. Nicholas Liddane The winning work is entitled:- “Addressing the Absence of a Provision in the Competition 2002 Act Analogous to Article 106(2) TFEU” The winning work will be […]

Firms that breach data rules may be fined up to €100m

A resolution of the European Parliament last month saw MEPs call for an end to blanket mass surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency. The resolution was made in the context of a report and recommendations by MEPs aimed at increasing EU citizens’ privacy through EU-wide data protection rules. MEPs want to see firms that […]

Professor Joseph Weiler visits TCD, 18 February 2014

Professor Joseph Weiler will be visiting the Law School, Trinity College, Dublin on Tuesday 18 February 2014.  He will be delivering a public lecture at 5pm in the Examination Hall at Trinity College.  The topic is Van Gend en Loos – 50 Years On, a critical retrospective.  Members of the ISEL are welcome to attend.

18th monthly CIArb forum, February 6, 2014 – Arbitrating competition law disputes

18th monthly CIArb forum, February 6, 2014 – Arbitrating competition law disputes Chair: Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton chambers, London Speakers: Miriam Dreissen-Reilly, DG Competition Noel J Travers BL, Law Library At Philip Lee solicitors, 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 No charge to attend, non CIArb members welcome Register:

Sovereignty, the Nation-State, and Integration History’ – Public Lecture, RIA, 5th Dec – All welcome

UCD Sutherland School of Law in association with the Royal Irish Academy – Public Lecture 5th December 2013 For the first time, as part of the UCD Sutherland School of Law’s 16th Annual Irish European Law Forum, a public lecture has been organised in association with the Royal Irish Academy on the evening before the […]

Competition Law Essay Competition 2013 Announced

COMPETITION LAW ESSAY COMPETITION 2013 The Irish Society for European Law is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 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 adjudicating panel consists of: The Hon. Mr. Justice Aindrias […]

Competition Law Forum Essay Prize 2012 – Announcement of Winning Work

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Competition Law Forum Essay Prize 2012 is:- Mr. Patrick O’Sullivan The winning work is entitled:- “Services of a General Economic Interest; from Article 106(2) TFEU to Altmark and future developments” The winning work will be published on the Society’s website and in the forthcoming issue […]