Tara Kelly


Tara is a Partner on our Competition & Antitrust team. Tara’s primary area of practice is Irish and EU competition law. 

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

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.


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

Representative Matters

  • Advising numerous private equity firms on various Irish merger control matters.  Representative examples include KKR & Co. Inc.’s acquisition of Hitachi Kokusai, Exponent Private Equity LLP’s acquisition of Meadow Foods, and Platinum Equity’s acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services 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.


Legal 500, 2019

Tara is recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer”.

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Areas of Expertise

Competition & Antitrust

Professional Memberships

The Law Society, Competition Section

International Bar Association

American Bar Association


University College Dublin, BBL

New York University, LL.M