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Bernard O‘Connor


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NCTM O’Connor

Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 1

1040 Brussels, Belgium
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Bernard O‘Connor

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Bernard O‘Connor

Bernard O'Connor practices international law and in particular EU and WTO law in Milan, Brussels and Geneva. He has particular expertise in trade law, competition (anti-trust) law, administrative law and litigation. Prior to his moving to Milan and joining the Italian firm NCTM in 2009, Bernard worked out of Brussels in the 10 man firm O'Connor and Company (which was a member of Legalink from 1996 to 2009).

Membership: The Law Society of Ireland, Brussels Bar, IBA, ILA, EFLA, AIDV, RIEB.

Education: Masters of Legal Science, Trinity College Dublin 1998. LL.M, European Law, European University Institute, Fiesole, 1986. Master in European Integration, University of Amsterdam, 1985.

Academic Titles: Visiting Professor, Bocconi University, Milan; Contract Professor, Statale University Milano; Teaches trade law at the Universities of Bern and Barcelona and competition law in Carlos III in Madrid.

  • International Trade
  • International Economic law
  • Italian, European Union and WTO Administrative Law
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Intellectual Property and Geographical Indications
  • Litigation in EU Courts, WTO and BITs
  • Food and agriculture
  • Trade defence and subsidies
  • Government procurement

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Awards and Recommendations

  • Ranked 1st in Chambers ranking of global trade lawyers.
  • Firm ranked European Law Firm of the Year 2010.