Ciara Barbu-O'Connor is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in the firm's Brussels office.

Areas of Practice 

Ciara is a member of the firm’s EU Competition & Regulatory practice and advises on all aspects of European, UK and Belgian competition law, including mergers, cartels, abuse of dominance as well as State aid across all sectors and industries.

Her past experience includes work in the antitrust groups of other international law firms in Brussels and in the Directorate-General for competition of the European Commission where she worked on the transposition of the EU Directive for antitrust damages.



  • State Aid and Private Enforcement: An Overview of EU and National Case Law
    2020 Competition Case Law Digest, 04.07.2020

Antitrust Law Blog Posts


Master of Laws Candidate, Université Catholique of Louvain, 2018-2019

LL.M., Leiden University, 2016, upper second class honours

LL.B., University of Exeter, 2015, upper second class honours


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