Henry Abbott is currently a legal officer in the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade, dealing with dispute settlement and legal aspects of trade policy.
Previously, he assisted and advised the European Commission Hearing Officers for competition proceedings for over six years. His role focused on safeguarding the effective exercise of procedural rights in antitrust and merger-control procedures before the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition.
From 2004 to 2013, he was a legal secretary (‘référendaire‘) at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, where he worked on a wide variety of EU law matters, including several landmark competition cases.
Before that, he worked in private legal practice in Brussels and London, primarily in competition law. Prior to joining the law firm concerned, he completed a traineeship in the Directorate-General for Competition.
Henry obtained his primary law degree from University College, Dublin and pursued his post-graduate studies and professional training at King’s College, London, King’s Inns, Dublin, and the College of Law of England and Wales, London.