Vincent Power is a partner at A&L Goodbody and head of the firm’s EU, competition and procurement group. He has been described as ‘outstanding, hugely experienced and arguably the top competition lawyer in Ireland’.

Dr Power has been involved in most of the leading competition, merger control, EU, cartel and state aid cases in Ireland for over 20 years. He has a BCL from University College Cork, a BL from King’s Inns Dublin, and an LLM and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is an Irish solicitor.

He received the ‘Irish Commercial Lawyer of the Year’ award at the Inaugural Irish Law Awards in 2012. He has been recommended by all the international legal guides and described by these publications as ‘one of the market’s most accomplished practitioners and is celebrated for his breadth of knowledge and excellent advice. He is able to link his technical advice to the commercial realities’; ‘an authority on competition law, equally adept at state aid and merger control’; ‘applauded for his analytical ability and strong understanding of commercial imperatives’; ‘gives clients practical, common-sense advice’; an ‘acknowledged guru’ with an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’; a ‘gifted lawyer’; ‘a potent force’ and has a ‘great record in competition work’. He is said to do ‘an incredible job’ with ‘high levels of commitment to a case’.

Dr Power is the author or editor of seven books including Competition Law and Practice, Irish Competition Law and the award-winning EC Shipping Law. He was the first ever law graduate to be awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award from University College Cork. He is adjunct professor of law at University College Cork and visiting professor of EU law at Dalhousie University in Canada. He has chaired, been a member of and advised four governmental commissions and bodies.