Bernard O Connor
Senior Fellow

Bernard O’Connor manages the Brussels office of NCTM, a 250 lawyer firm with other offices in Milan, Verona, Rome, London and Shanghai. His areas of work are EU and WTO law, Subsidies, Food, Agriculture, Geographical Indications, Competition and Litigation.

Over the past 25 years he has appeared in many significant cases in the EU Courts in Luxembourg, as well as in GATT and WTO dispute resolution. His most recent cases are in relation to gas pricing in the Russian fertilizer industry and Chinese subsidies in the steel and banking sectors. He represents the EU Council in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases.

He teaches: Food Law at the Statale University, Milan, (full time course, undergraduate); Agriculture and Trade at the World Trade Institute, Bern (module, post graduate); Agriculture and Trade, IELPO, University of Barcelona (module, post graduate) and Agriculture and Competition Law at Carlos III, Madrid (module, post graduate). He has written books on Geographical Indications, Agriculture, Public Procurement and general EU law.