Helen Kelly is a partner and head of the EU, Competition and Regulatory Law Group at Matheson. Helen has particular expertise in EU and Irish merger control work and has experience in dealing with Phase I and Phase II cases under the EU Merger Regulation, most recently Three Ireland (Hutchison) Limited’s acquisition of Telefónica Ireland trading as O2 Ireland (M.6992) as well as advising on Irish merger control issues including the 2014 Phase II investigation of Glanbia / Wexford Creamery (M/13/036). Helen also advises on behavioural competition issues including cartels and abuses of a dominant position. Helen has experience in dealing with complex investigations including dawn raids by the European Commission, the CCPC (formerly the Competition Authority) and other sectoral regulators as well as witness summons procedures by the Competition Authority.
Helen has written and spoken extensively on competition, State aid and regulatory issues. She is consistently recognised as one of the top Irish competition lawyers by directories including Chambers Global, the European Legal 500, Global Competition Review and Who’s Who Legal Directory.