Michael Madden


Michael is a Partner in our EU & Antitrust team and is a regulatory specialist with almost 20 years’ experience.  

As well as advising on State aid, merger control and antitrust matters, he has extensive experience advising clients on sectoral regulation with particular expertise in the area of media and telecoms. 

Michael previously worked with the Irish telecoms regulator, ComReg. He has taught economics at University College Dublin and the University of Western Sydney and has contributed to a wide variety of publications on competition and regulatory matters.


  • Antitrust, cartels, merger control and State aid
  • Regulated Industries
  • Technology, Media and Communications
  • Export control and trade sanctions 

Representative Matters

  • Advising on merger notifications to the European Commission including ABP Group/Fane Valley Group/Slaney Foods and McKesson/UDG Healthcare.
  • Advising Virgin Media on its acquisitions of TV3 and UTV Ireland.
  • Advising Discovery Communications on its acquisition of Setanta Sports Asia. 


Chambers and Partners, 2018

"Provides very definitive, comprehensive and authoritative answers with very quick turnaround times." 

Legal 500, 2018

Michael Madden is “attentive on even the smallest of issues”.

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Areas of Expertise

Competition & Antitrust Media & Telecoms

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of England and Wales


University College Dublin, BA & MA (Economics)

Trinity College Dublin, Diploma in Statistics

Kings College London, Diploma in EU Law