Darach Connolly specialises in EU and Irish competition law.

He advises on a wide range of EU and national competition law matters, including merger control, cartel investigations, settlement proceedings, vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, competition complaints and actions for damages.  He also advises on competition and regulatory matters affecting the aviation sector in Europe.

Darach’s competition law practice spans many sectors, including basic industries, chemicals, automotive components, consumer electronics, media and telecommunications, aviation, energy and financial services. Darach’s experience includes defending clients in dawn raids and antitrust investigations before the European Commission and the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Prior to joining the firm, Darach practised as an associate in the EU, Competition and Regulatory Group of a leading Dublin law firm.  

Darach Connolly is a member of the Irish Society for European Law. 


English, Irish


  • Law Society of Ireland, Professional Practice Course, 2012
  • University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law (International), 2007
  • University of Minnesota, International Exchange Programme, 2006

Bar Admission

Solicitor, Ireland
Solicitor, England & Wales


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