Michael Madden


Michael is a Partner with over 15 years' experience in the field of economic regulation.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked with the communications regulator, ComReg. As well as regularly advising clients on antitrust, merger control and State aid matters, Michael has particular expertise in the areas of electronic communications and broadcasting regulation. 

Michael has taught economics at both 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