Laurent de Muyter

Jones Day (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Laurent De Muyter is Partner at Jones Day (Brussels). He is an antitrust and information and communications technology (ICT) lawyer. He concentrates his practice on the intersection of competition law and government regulations in liberalized industries, particularly telecommunications. He also advises clients in other regulated industries such as energy and postal services. Laurent advises fixed, mobile, and wireless local loop operators as well as telecom equipment manufacturers and regulators on various legal issues, including spectrum licensing, numbering, interconnection, access regulation, privacy, and abuse of dominant positions. He also represents telecommunication operators before European and national courts, regulators, and national competition authorities in interconnection disputes, market regulation procedures, and competition law cases. In 2008, he was seconded to the London office of the GSM Association. His antitrust experience also includes merger control and antitrust counseling on cooperation agreements, distribution, and technology licensing at the European and national levels in a breadth of sectors including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals. Laurent is a member of the Brussels Bar and a research fellow at the Institute of European Legal Studies of the University of Liège. In addition, he regularly publishes articles, and takes part in conferences, on competition and telecommunication law issues.


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1303 Bulletin

Bernard Amory, Laurent de Muyter Telecom & concerted practices: an overview of EU and national case law


From the very beginning of liberalization of the electronic communications sector in the 1990’s, competition law has played a key role, in particular by adopting decisions and legislation based on Article 106 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) combined with Articles 101 and 102 TFEU. Today, the sector specific rules that regulate the electronic communications sector are still largely built on competition law concepts such as market definition, significant market position, and remedies.

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Bernard Amory, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Laurent de Muyter The EU Court of Justice annuls the General Court ruling that upheld the fine imposed by the Commission for an abuse of dominance (Intel)


What happened? The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") set aside a General Court ruling that had upheld a €1.06 billion fine imposed by the European Commission on Intel for abusing its dominant position in the market for x86 central processing units ("CPUs"). Background In its 2009 decision, (...)

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Andrea Lofaro, Bernard Amory, Jan Peter van der Veer, Laurent de Muyter Opening competition in protected sectors: Should new entrants be protected? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013)


This first roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust”, Paris, 22th of February 2013, was dedicated to « Opening competition in protected sectors: Should new entrants be protected?». Bernard Amory and Laurent de Muyter, authors of the first contribution, provide some thoughts on the (...)

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