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Thomas Janssens

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Who's Who Legal Telecommunications Media & Technology: Telecoms and Media

Thomas is the managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Brussels office and local practice group leader for the antitrust, competition and trade group. 

Thomas specialises in EU and international antitrust law, covering transactional and behavioural matters. He regularly guides clients through complex multijurisdictional matters, managing cross-border challenges and parallel proceedings before several authorities as well as leading teams of Freshfields lawyers and local counsel around the world. His experience crosses a range of industry sectors with a particular focus on regulated industries including telecommunications, media and technology, where he advises a variety of media, telecoms, entertainment and technology clients. Most recently, he guided Liberty Global’s subsidiary Telenet (the largest provider of cable broadband services in Belgium) through the European Commission’s in-depth investigation of its €1.3 billion “fixed to mobile” acquisition of Belgium’s third-largest mobile network operator, BASE. Thomas was also part of the team that secured unconditional clearance for BT Group’s high profile £12.5 billion acquisition of EE, which united the UK’s largest fixed and mobile telecoms operators. 

He is an officer on the IBA’s Antitrust Committee and is a regular commentator on topics of EU and national antitrust law. 

WWL says: Sources describe Thomas Janssens as "experienced, dedicated and extremely sharp" in the telecoms arena.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology which can be purchased from our Shop.

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