Niall Collins


Niall is a partner and Head of our Competition & Antitrust Team. His primary area of practice is Irish and EU competition law and he has extensive experience advising clients on complex mergers and strategic alliances. He also advises on intellectual property/competition interface issues, cartel investigations 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

Representative Matters

  • Advising McKesson Corporation on its acquisition of the pharmaceutical distribution business of Irish FTSE 250 company, UDG Healthcare.
  • Advising Fane Valley on its joint venture with ABP Group in relation to Slaney Foods and on its agribusiness joint venture with Lakeland Dairies.
  • Advising Koch Industries on the acquisition of Phillips Medisize by Molex.


Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, 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