Ailbhe Gilvarry


Ailbhe is Partner in our Insurance & Risk team, advising Irish insurance companies, UK underwriters and self-insured corporations on coverage issues and liability claims.

Ailbhe is also a member of our Competition & Antitrust team and has extensive experience of contentious competition and regulatory law matters, including competition investigations and judicial review.  Ailbhe led the firm's team on the first and only successful appeal of a Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) veto of a merger.


  • Litigation

  • Competition & Antitrust

  • Professional Indemnity

  • Environmental

Representative Matters

  • Advising clients in relation to CCPC investigations into the ticketing and insurance sectors.
  • Acting for accountancy firm in defence of high-profile proceedings taken by former client in relation to a number of investments. 
  • Acting for Iveco in the defence of a follow-on action for damages arising from the European Commission's decision in the "Trucks" case.


Chambers & Partners, 2020

Ailbhe "is a go-to person when you need to think outside the box". 

Legal 500, 2020

Ailbhe is noted as a “Recommended Lawyer”.

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Areas of Expertise

Insurance and Risk Competition & Antitrust Dispute Resolution Product Regulation & Consumer Law


University of Dublin, Trinity College (LLB)

London School of Economics (LLM)