Laurent de Muyter is an Antitrust, Telecom and Data Protection Partner at Jones Day. With more than 20 years of experience, he is an EU regulatory lawyer whose practice focuses on electronic communications, digital, data protection, and antitrust regulations. He ensures clients’ regulatory compliance and also represents clients in challenges before the EU Commission and national regulators/courts in relation to infringement procedures and related damage claims. Laurent De Muyter’s data protection experience includes advising companies on issues such as drafting privacy policies, establishing direct marketing and whistleblower schemes, handling data breaches, international data transfers, data portability, data retention, and cybersecurity. His antitrust experience covers anticompetitive practices and merger filings at the EU and national levels across various industries, including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, oil, telecoms, tobacco, and waste management. He regularly advises clients on compliance in relation to cooperation agreements, distribution, and technology licensing. Laurent De Muyter is a member ("assessor") of the decisional body of the Belgian Competition Authority since 2013 and a lecturer at the University of Liège where teaches a course on AI and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). He currently is co-chair of the IBA Communications Law Committee and is also a member of IAPP and Amcham EU. Laurent worked in-house at the GSM Association in London in 2008.