Brian Hartnett

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Brian is managing partner of the Brussels office. Since entering private practice in 1983, Brian has focused on the competition and trade laws of the European Union (EU), with a particular emphasis on the application of European competition rules. He is a barrister and member of both the English and Irish Bars. Brian is trained in the Competition Directorate of the European Commission, and represents US and Europe-based companies both as plaintiffs and defendants before the Commission in Brussels and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications, petrochemicals, IT and media, and retail (FMCG) sectors. Brian has been involved in some of the most significant cartel and merger cases within the EU during the past 16 years.

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