Tuesday October 27, 2020

Franchising: How the Competition Authority lends a helping hand

The Competition Authority has plenty of advice for business owners who are keen to know their rights and responsibilities under the law.

5th October, 2013
Patrick Kenny of the Competition Authority.

The Competition Authority is the national agency responsible for enforcing Irish and European competition law. "Our responsibilities are to investigate breaches of competition law and take action against them," said Patrick Kenny, director of the cartels division of the Competition Authority.

"We also assess mergers, recommend ways to improve competition in the economy, and raise awareness of competition and competition law generally," he said.

According to Kenny, key concerns for start-ups (including franchise operations) include...

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