European Counsel

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Bijan Tavakoli's practice focuses on German and European regulatory law and competition law. He represents clients before government agencies, in administrative courts, and in arbitrations.

Bijan has experience in all aspects of regulatory law. He represents international providers of telecommunications and OTT services before the German Telecommunications Regulator (BNetzA) and in German administrative courts. He has advised satellite operators on frequency assignment issues and has represented several airlines in administrative litigation involving regulatory approvals of airport fees.

On the competition law side, Bijan advises on German and EU merger control filings, multijurisdictional merger filings, and on compliance issues.

Bijan served for several years as legal officer in the United Nations Secretariat in New York, where he practiced arbitration and advised the UN on public international law and international commercial law matters. Prior to joining Jones Day, Bijan worked as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and clerked for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Foreign Office.


Provider of cloud computing services is advised on worldwide telecoms regulations
Jones Day advises a cloud computing provider on compliance with the applicable telecoms regulations across several jurisdictions across the world.

Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances business
Jones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.

Viasystems Group acquired by TTM Technologies for $927 million
Jones Day advised Viasystems Group, Inc. in its acquisition by TTM Technologies, Inc. for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $368 million, or $16.46 per Viasystems share, based on the TTM closing share price as of September 19, 2014.

Lycamobile defends litigation over allegations its customers were deliberately blocked from accessing Lebara's services
Jones Day advised Lycamobile UK Limited on litigation before a UK court in connection with plaintiff Lebara’s claim against Lycamobile that Lyca intentionally blocked its customers' access to Lebara’s internet services.

Tokyo Electron attempts $29 billion merger of equals with Applied Materials
Jones Day represented Tokyo Electron Limited in its proposed $29 billion merger of equals with Applied Materials, Inc., which, if completed, would have created a global innovator in semiconductor and display manufacturing technology based in The Netherlands and dual listed on NASDAQ and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

DPD acquires DPD Systemlogistik
Jones Day advised DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH, a subsidiary of La Poste S.A., in its acquisition of DPD Systemlogistic GmbH & Co. KG from General Logistics Systems Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, a subsidiary of Royal Mail Group Limited.

Signature Capital has agreed to the sale of Neumarkt Galerie in Cologne for €295 million (US$403 million)
Jones Day advised Signature Capital in the sale of Neumarkt Galerie in Cologne, Germany to Deka Immobilien for €295 million (US$403 million).

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