With experience both in general competition law and in relation to various regulated industries including telecommunications, air transport and financial services, Venture Legal Services is well placed to advise clients in competition and anti-trust matters.

In addition Peppe Santoro has advised on the application of the mandatory and advisory merger notification regimes in relation to a variety of transactions, also in industries where market share is concentrated among a small number of operators.

As well as providing advice and guidance to clients, Venture Legal Services carries out antitrust audits as well as mock dawn raids to ensure that clients’ processes and procedures are robust and can stand up to the most rigorous scrutiny.

In the past, Peppe has been published in e-Competitions, the bulletin of the Institute of Competition Law.

Representative engagements include:

  • advising on a number of mergers notifiable to the Competition Authority under Irish competition law;
  • advices to various clients in relation to behavioural competition law;
  • application of the EU verticals Block Exemption and related Declaration of the Competition Authority in relation to exclusive distribution, purchasing and other arrangements; and
  • advice on the formation of joint venture arrangements so as to avoid the application of Irish competition law.