Cathal has advised clients on a range of regulatory and competition issues relating to fixed, mobile and satellite technology across developed and developing markets.
Cathal is a telecommunications regulatory and competition lawyer and a member of our Commercial department in London.
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); SMP market reviews; network neutrality; the regulation of new technologies and services (including over-the-top ("OTT") and Internet of Things ("IoT") services); market collusion and the abuse of dominance.
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 completed a full-time traineeship at the European Commission where he assisted with the transposition and implementation of the EU Regulatory Framework for electronic communications at the national level. He has also advised in other regulatory sectors, including post.
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.