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Bijan Tavakoli's practice focuses on German and European public law. He represents clients in complex regulatory matters before government agencies and in disputes before German and EU courts. He also represents clients in international commercial arbitrations.

Bijan has extensive experience advising companies in the technology, aviation, and energy sectors. He regularly advises clients on telecommunications law matters such as frequency assignments and the technical security of telecommunications, as well as on environmental law matters. He has represented clients in several cases before the European Court of Justice, including high-profile cases in the telecommunications and aviation sectors.

Bijan served for several years as associate legal officer in the United Nations Secretariat in New York, where he provided general legal advice to the UN and represented the UN in multiple UNCITRAL arbitrations. Prior to joining Jones Day, Bijan worked as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, clerked for the German Foreign Office, and for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).


  • Provider of cloud computing services is advised on worldwide telecoms regulationsJones 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 businessJones 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 millionJones 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 servicesJones 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 MaterialsJones 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 SystemlogistikJones 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).