Laurent Garzaniti is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group and co-heads the firm’s telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector group. He is based in the Brussels office, and is a Belgian-qualified lawyer and member of the New York Bar.
Laurent has a broad range of experience in both EU and Belgian competition law, with particular expertise in the TMT, energy and natural resources, and transport sectors. He has extensive experience in the cartel and merger control arenas and regularly represents clients in proceedings before national competition authorities, the European Commission and the European courts. He also has considerable experience of coordinating multi-jurisdictional investigations.
Laurent is the author of Telecommunications, Broadcasting and the Internet: EU Competition Law and Regulation, published by Sweet & Maxwell, which is currently in its third edition. He is recognised in his fields of expertise by each of the principal legal directories. Laurent also serves as vice chair of the international antitrust law committee of the ABA section of international law.
He was educated at the University of Liège, the University of Cambridge and Columbia Law School. Laurent speaks French, English, Dutch and Italian.
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