Professional practice

Professor Philippa Watson’s work is mostly in the area of EU law and competition. Her practice is of an advisory, regulatory litigious nature and has included judicial review, actions for damages before UK courts, the superior courts of Ireland, specialized tribunals, the European Court of Justice and General Court in cases concerning a wide range internal market issues, ranging from public procurement to goods and services, energy, agriculture competition and social and employment law. She has also given expert evidence in competition matters in arbitration proceedings. On the regulatory side she has advised on numerous EU regulatory regimes, from medicines and cosmetics to telecommunications. Her clients include large energy companies, EU Institutions (advising in the context of legislative and judicial proceedings), governments, telecommunications companies, large corporations, both private and state owned in wide range of business sectors. She advises on all aspects of EU, UK and Irish competition (cartels, joint ventures, mergers, vertical agreements) in proceedings before the Irish Competition Authority, the Office of Fair Trading and the EC Commission.