Jones Day (Brussels)

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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Laurent de Muyter, Carsten Gromotke, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Michael A. Gleason, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Prudence Smith, Craig A. Waldman, Philipp Werner, Johannes Zöttl The German Parliament adopts competition rules for tech platforms


In Short The Development : The Bundestag, the German legislature, amended Germany’s antitrust laws to include special competition rules for digital platform "companies with overwhelming importance for competition across multiple markets." The amendments, known as the GWB Digitization Act or ARC (...)

Laurent de Muyter, Bernard Amory, Alexandre G. Verheyden, Yvan N. Desmedt, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Craig A. Waldman, Jörg Hladjk, Undine Von Diemar, Matt Evans The EU Commission unveils sweeping proposals to regulate the digital sector


In Short The Development : The European Commission ("EC") recently released two long-awaited legislative proposals, the Digital Services Act ("DSA") and Digital Markets Act ("DMA"), that would significantly increase the EC’s regulatory oversight of online platform companies (previewed in our (...)

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.

Yvan N. Desmedt, Laurent de Muyter, Eva Monard, Alexandre G. Verheyden The EU Commission endorses the toolbox of mitigating measures aiming to secure 5G network in the Union due to alleged ties between certain telecom equipment suppliers and foreign governments


In January 2020, the European Commission endorsed the Toolbox of mitigating measures agreed by the Member States of the European Union to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G. The protection of national security, and cybersecurity in particular, are unquestionably legitimate (...)

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 Ouverture à la concurrence des secteurs protégés, faut-il protéger les nouveaux entrants ? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 février 2013)


La première table-ronde de la conférence “Demain la concurrence” du 22 février 2013 à Paris, était dédiée à l’ « Ouverture à la concurrence des secteurs protégés : Faut-il protéger les nouveaux entrants ? ». Dans la première contribution, Bernard Amory et Laurent de Muyter, avocats, fournissent quelques (...)

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