Laurence Van Mullem practices in the area of European competition law. She concentrates on anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, State aid, and merger control. In addition to her antitrust practice, Laurence gives regulatory advice to companies active in the financial and electronic communications sectors. She also regularly assists clients on compliance matters, both at national and international levels.
Laurence has worked on major matters involving pan-European mergers, telecom regulatory issues, and antitrust behavioral cases. She was one of the leading associates dealing with the $12.5 billion sale of Procter & Gamble's beauty business to Coty and a €500 million damage claim for abuse of dominant position against Proximus. Laurence was recently involved in Wabtec's acquisition of Faiveley Transport (Phase II).
Laurence has litigation experience before the civil courts, national competition authorities, and national regulatory authorities of the EU Member States. She successfully represented POST Luxembourg in its challenge against a Luxembourgish competition authority's infringement decision for alleged abuse of dominance in relation to rebates.
In electronic communications, Laurence has advised operators such as T-Mobile, Post Telecom, Telenet, and Bouygues Telecom on a vast range of regulatory aspects dealing with roaming, allocation of spectrum, infrastructure sharing, and access regulation.
Laurence is committed to the cause of democracy and humanitarian relief. In 2019, she provided legal representation to migrants on a voluntary basis as part of a project sponsored by Jones Day.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Laurence served as an academic assistant in the legal department of the College of Europe, where she gained substantive experience in European institutional and competition law matters. She also has been a lecturer at IFAPME Liège training institute.
- The University of Chicago (LL.M. 2018); College of Europe, Belgium (Master's in European Legal Studies magna cum laude 2012); University of Liege, Belgium (J.D. magna cum laude 2011)
- Brussels Bar