Niall Collins


Niall is a partner and Head of our Competition & Antitrust team. His primary area of practice is Irish and EU competition law. He has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of competition and antitrust law, but particularly on complex mergers. He also advises on intellectual property/competition interface issues, cartel investigations, follow-on actions and leniency applications.

Niall was recently identified by Global Competition Review as one of the world's top antitrust lawyers under the age of forty in their "40 under 40" feature. Niall regularly represents clients from a broad range of sectors including energy, pharmaceuticals, food, telecommunications, transport and infrastructure, technology, sport and gaming and betting.

Niall joined the Firm in 2011, having previously practised with the EU & Competition Practice at Ashurst LLP in London and with the Antitrust & Competition Practice at Latham & Watkins in London. 


  • Merger Control
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • IP/Technology

Representative Matters

  • Advising Discovery Communications in relation to its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
  • Acting for Iveco in the defence of a follow-on action for damages arising from the European Commission's decision in the "Trucks" case.
  • Advising clients in relation to the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s (CCPC) investigations into the ticketing and insurance sectors.


Chambers and Partners, 2017

“Smart, effective and very responsive."

The Legal 500, 2017

Niall "knows and works well with regulators". 

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Areas of Expertise

Competition & Antitrust Sports Law Energy, Utilities & Projects Life Sciences

Professional Memberships

Competition Section - Law Society of England & Wales


Cambridge University, LL.M (Leonard Coling Scholar)

University College Dublin, BCL