Cathal is a telecommunications regulatory and competition lawyer and a member of our Commercial department.
His experience includes advising governments and industry players on a range of regulatory and competition issues including: the assignment and use of spectrum; access and interconnection (including IP interconnection); network neutrality; the regulation of new technologies and services (including over-the-top ("OTT") and Internet of Things ("IoT") services).
Cathal has also worked on the negotiation and conclusion of a variety of innovative industry agreements including mobile network (RAN) sharing and national roaming agreements. He also regularly advises on corporate transactions in the sector, including due diligence work to determine the associated telecoms regulatory risk.
Cathal holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the University of Limerick. He completed a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at University College Dublin in European Union Law and a Master of Arts (M.A.) at the College of Europe in European Interdisciplinary Studies. Cathal holds a postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law from Kings College, London. In 2017, Cathal completed the Essentials of Legal Practice course at the Law Society of Ireland that enables Irish qualified barristers to requalify as solicitors.