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Thomas Janssens

Thomas Janssens
Office:
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:

Who's Who Legal Data: Telecoms & Media

Based in Brussels, Thomas heads Freshfields’ global antitrust, competition and trade practice group. He specialises in EU and international antitrust law, covering transactional and behavioural matters as well as related litigation. He regularly guides clients through complex multi-jurisdictional mandates, managing cross-border challenges and parallel proceedings before several authorities as well as leading teams of Freshfields lawyers and local counsel around the world.

Thomas’ experience crosses a range of industry sectors with a particular focus on regulated industries including telecommunications, media and technology. 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. He was also part of the team that secured unconditional clearance for BT Group’s high profile multi-billion acquisition of EE, which united the UK’s largest fixed and mobile telecoms operators. Thomas advised EMI on a variety of cases including its successful defence of an abuse of dominance complaint relating to the distribution of online music and France Télécom in the landmark Wanadoo case concerning predatory pricing in the high-speed internet access sector.

Thomas is vice-chair of the IBA’s antitrust committee and is a regular commentator on topics of EU and national antitrust law.

WWL says: Thomas Janssens is a prominent player in the international marketplace thanks to his impeccable knowledge of complex EU competition matters.

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