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Thomas Janssens

Thomas Janssens
Office:
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Bastion Tower
Place du Champ de Mars/Marsveldplein 5
1050
City:
Brussels
Country:
Belgium
Tel:
+32 2 504 7000
Fax:
+32 2 504 7200

Biography • Competition - Lawyers

Thomas Janssens is the managing partner of Freshfields' Brussels office and is local practice group leader for the antitrust, competition and trade group. He has been a partner since May 2005.

Thomas specialises in EU and Belgian competition law with particular expertise in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT), energy, consumer products and health-care sectors. He represents clients on the full range of antitrust matters including merger control, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance, with an emphasis on practice before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Europe and beyond. Thomas also represents clients before the European and national courts.

He is recognised in his fields of expertise in a number of legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.

Thomas was educated at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and Columbia Law School (USA), and was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1995. He has spoken and published on a variety of EU competition law topics and is co-consulting editor of Global Competition Review's Getting the Deal Through: Dominance, a guide to the regulation of dominant firm conduct in 39 jurisdictions worldwide, now in its ninth edition for 2013. He is also an officer in the antitrust committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He is trilingual in English, Dutch and French.

Freshfields' antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and over 210 other specialists working worldwide to support our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Telecoms

Thomas is the managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Brussels office and local practice group leader for the antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group. He specialises in EU and Belgian competition law with particular experience in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector, where he advises a variety of media, telecoms, entertainment and technology clients.

Thomas's practice covers the full range of antitrust/competition matters spanning merger control, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance, with an emphasis on practice before the European Commission and national competition authorities. Thomas also regularly represents clients before the European Court of Justice and national courts.

Thomas is an officer on the IBA's antitrust committee. He has spoken and published on a variety of EU competition law topics and is co-consulting editor of Getting the Deal Through: Dominance, a guide to the regulation of dominant firm conduct in 39 jurisdictions worldwide. Thomas was educated at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and Columbia Law School (USA). He is trilingual in English, Dutch and French.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Telecoms Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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