Jones Day (Brussels)

Laurent de Muyter

Jones Day (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

With more than 15 years of experience, Laurent De Muyter’s practice covers the regulation of electronic communications, data protection, and antitrust. Laurent ensures clients’ regulatory compliance and litigates before the EU Commission and national regulators/courts in infringement procedures and related damage claims. Laurent’s 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, and waste management. He regularly advises clients on compliance matters in relation to cooperation agreements, distribution, and technology licensing.


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Laurent de Muyter, Jörg Hladjk, Holger Neumann, Undine Von Diemar, Olivier Haas, Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford The EU Commission proposes a Data Act to enhance data access and sharing within the Union


On February 23, 2022, the European Commission ("Commission") published a proposal for a Data Act which aims at enhancing data access and use within the European Union ("EU"). The Data Act will be applicable to both personal and non-personal data, and will be relevant for all companies (...)

Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Nicolas Brice, Serge Clerckx, Laurent de Muyter, Alexandre G. Verheyden The EU Commission blocks Hungary’s attempt to veto a transaction in the insurance sector under FDI rules (AEGON / Vienna Insurance)


In Short The Situation : The European Commission ("EC") issued its first decision ("Decision") regarding the intersection of EU merger control rules and the recent growth in national Foreign Direct Investment ("FDI") regimes. The EC found that the Hungarian government’s decision to block a (...)

Bernard Amory, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Laurent de Muyter, Geoffroy Van De Walle, Alexandre G. Verheyden, Craig A. Waldman The EU Court of Justice annuls a Commission’s landmark decision fining a semiconductor company €1.06 billion for abuse of dominant position (Intel)


The EU General Court ("GC") annulled the European Commission’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine imposed on Intel in 2009 for allegedly abusing its dominant position in x86 Central Processing Units ("CPUs") by offering loyalty rebates to customers, excluding competitors such as AMD. The GC held that (...)

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’s 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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