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Aoife Monaghan

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Managing Associate, London / Dublin

"I have experience across competition law matters, particularly EU / global merger control and dominance issues, in sectors including the financial infrastructure and energy industries."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Aoife is a Managing Associate in the Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, based in London and Dublin. She has experience across competition law matters, particularly EU / global merger control, Article 101 / 102 and competition litigation, in sectors including the financial infrastructure and energy industries.

Aoife undertook a nine-month secondment to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority Legal Service from November 2019 to July 2020 and in 2014 to 2015 Aoife, as a trainee solicitor, undertook a six-month in-house secondment to BP’s Competition legal team in London. Aoife has spent time in the Linklaters’ Beijing, Hong Kong and Düsseldorf offices, as well as with the competition team at Allens Linklaters in Sydney, and is now based in the firm's London and Dublin offices. 

Work highlights

Aoife's Linklaters experience includes advising:

  • G4S plc E.ON on its large-scale asset swap with RWE, including the acquisition of Innogy
  • E.ON on its large-scale asset swap with RWE, including the acquisition of Innogy
  • Deutsche Börse on the European Commission Phase II merger control investigation into its proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange
  • Amec Foster Wheeler plc in the public takeover bid led by Wood Group plc
  • Platforms in the financial services sector, focussing on issues around competitor collaboration and information exchange
  • Siemens on the acquisition of Rolls-Royce aeroderivative gas turbine business.

Professional experience

Aoife joined Linklaters in 2014 as a trainee solicitor, spending time in the competition/antitrust, dispute resolution, and corporate practices. In 2020 she was promoted to Managing Associate. Aoife has spent time in the Linklaters’ Beijing, Hong Kong and Düsseldorf offices, as well as with the competition team at Allens Linklaters in Sydney.

Aoife spent six months seconded to the Legal Service of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) from November 2019 to July 2020 and in 2014 to 2015 Aoife, as a trainee solicitor, undertook a six-month in-house secondment to BP’s Competition legal team in London.

Education and qualifications

Aoife attended Cambridge University from 2009 to 2012, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree. In 2014, she completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London. Aoife also holds a postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law from Kings College London.

Published works

Object or effect: where do competition authorities need to draw the line?”, Horsfall Turner Essay Prize, winner 2014

Competition law aspects of blockchain”, Thomson Reuters, 27 October 2020