A former Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission’s Trade Directorate General, John Lonergan is a Senior Advisor at Gide, working more particularly with the Brussels office on trade and international regulation issues. He has extensive experience in the area of trade defence instruments (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguards). He worked at the European Commission from 1988 to 2016 where he was initially a trade defence investigator. He then worked for a number of years in the trade defence policy unit and, as Deputy Head of Unit, was a leading member of the Commission's team in the EU's on-going modernisation of its trade defence instruments.
John Lonergan has participated in numerous trade defence cases before the ECJ and the WTO, and has been one of the Commission's negotiators on subsidies in the WTO's DDA negotiations. He also worked for several years in the Commission on trade in services (GATS) and on antitrust investigations.
He will support the team, in particular in complaints brought before the European Commission, and defend European companies in procedures initiated by third countries.