Dr Vincent Power is a partner specialising in EU law, EU and Irish competition and antitrust law, merger control, regulatory law and transport law for national and international as well as public and private clients. He is the author of the award-winning book European Union Shipping Law, part of the Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library, and the third edition of which was published in 2019 in two volumes.
He is head of the firm’s EU, competition and procurement group, which is consistently ranked at the forefront of Irish law firms, and he is regarded as the most experienced competition lawyer practising in Ireland. He is a member of the board of the European Maritime Law Organisation. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Maritime Law Association (which is the Irish member of the Comité Maritime International (CMI)) and he is the EU Maritime Law Rapporteur for the CMI.
In 2017, he won the ILO Client Choice award in the EU competition and antitrust category across the entire EU, which is awarded by the International Law Office in recognition of a partner who excels across the full spectrum of client service. In 2018, he won the ILO Client Choice award for the EU competition and antitrust category in Ireland.
Vincent has advised on most of the leading competition, merger control, EU law, cartel, abuse of dominance, state aid, joint venture, pricing, refusal to supply, competition investigations and competition litigation cases in Ireland during the past 25 years. He has been involved in several hundred merger filings in Ireland and the EU, and has experience and expertise in all the issues involved. He has developed particular expertise in regard to Brexit law.