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Tara Kelly

Partner


Tara is a Partner on our Competition & Antitrust team. Tara’s primary area of practice is Irish and EU competition law.  Tara has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of competition law but particularly merger control and regulatory investigations.  Tara also advises on the intersection between competition law / data protection and digital markets, leniency applications, and competition law compliance.

She represents clients from a broad range of industries including financial services, technology, energy, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, telecommunications, and hospitality.

Tara and the Competition & Antitrust team have established a reputation for delivering the right outcomes for clients in difficult cases.  Tara focuses on providing her clients with commercially-focused advice that helps them achieve the best possible results for their organisations.

Tara joined the Firm in 2017 having previously practised with a top US law firm in both New York and London.

Specialties

  • Merger control
  • Antitrust investigations
  • Competition law compliance
  • Commercial contracts and competition law
  • IP and competition law

Representative Matters

  • Advising APCOA Parking GmbH on its acquisition of Nationwide Controlled Parking Systems Ireland.
  • Advising 21st Century Fox on the Irish media merger aspects of its planned acquisition of Sky Plc.
  • Advising 2 Sisters Food Group on the sale of its Goodfella’s and San Marcos pizza businesses to Nomad Foods.

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners, 2020

Tara is "smart, commercial and can deal with complex matters". 

Legal 500, 2020

Tara is "extremely hardworking and tenacious. Charm, intellect and work ethic of the highest order."

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Areas of Expertise

Competition & Antitrust

Professional Memberships

The Law Society, Competition Section

International Bar Association

American Bar Association

Education

University College Dublin, BBL

New York University, LL.M