Robert O'Donoghue has extensive experience of all aspects of EU and Competition Law. He has appeared in numerous cases in the UK courts (both general and specialist), as well as the CFI and ECJ. His EU and Competition Law practice includes advisory work on European and UK competition rules and he has particular experience proceedings before the European Commission and the Office of Fair Trading, including cartels (follow-on damages actions), mergers, and abuse of dominance proceedings. He has a particular interest in utility regulation (telecoms, energy, water) under both EU and UK laws. His practice also includes extensive experience in EU law matters more generally, including free movement cases, commercial agency, public procurement, intellectual property, conflict of laws, pharmaceutical regulation, and state aid. Clients include public and private companies, trade associations, and government departments and agencies.
Robert O'Donoghue has published, spoken, and taught extensively on EU and competition laws in leading universities and international conferences. In 2011 he was not only listed in but also the youngest nominee and only practising barrister to feature in the GCR Report on 'Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2011'. He spent 10 years working in Brussels between 1997-2007 for Brick Court Chambers, DG Competition, and Cleary Gottlieb LLP.