Mason Hayes & Curran promotes Michael Madden to competition and antitrust partner

Mason Hayes & Curran promotes Michael Madden to competition and antitrust partner

Pictured (l-r): Niall Collins and Michael Madden

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the promotion of Michael Madden from senior associate to partner in the firm’s competition & antitrust team.

Mr Madden has almost 20 years’ experience in the field of economic regulation. He advises clients on State aid, antitrust and merger control and has particular expertise in the areas of telecommunications and broadcasting regulation.

A graduate of University College Dublin, he worked with the communications regulator, the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), prior to joining the firm in 2007.

Since joining the firm, Mr Madden has worked with ComReg on various spectrum auctions, including its hugely successful 4G auction.

He also advised Virgin Media on its acquisitions of TV3 and UTV Ireland and has advised on merger notifications to the European Commission, including ABP Group/Fane Valley Group/Slaney Foods and McKesson/UDG Healthcare.

Commenting on his appointment, Niall Collins, head of competition & antitrust at Mason Hayes & Curran, said: “I am pleased to announce Michael’s appointment as a partner. His extensive industry experience and track record of dealing with complex regulatory and merger control matters in particular mean he is ideally placed to deliver strategic, commercial advice both quickly and clearly.”

Mr Madden added: “I am delighted to join the partnership and continue the great work of our market-leading Competition & Antitrust team, further building on what has already been a very successful year for the practice.”

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