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Laurent De Muyter
Partner

Contact

(T) +32.2.645.15.13
(F) +32.2.645.14.45

Education

  • College of Europe, Belgium (Master's in European Legal Studies magna cum laude 2002; European Law Moot Court Competition laureate, 2002); University of Durham, United Kingdom (LL.M. cum laude 2001); Free University of Brussels, Belgium (J.D. cum laude 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Brussels

With more than 15 years of experience, Laurent De Muyter's practice covers the regulation of electronic communications, data protection, and antitrust. Laurent ensures clients' regulatory compliance and litigates before the EU Commission and national regulators/courts in infringement procedures and related damage claims.

In electronic communications, Laurent has advised operators and regulators, such as T-Mobile and KPN, on liberalizing markets, allocating spectrum, rolling-out and sharing networks, interconnection and interoperability, roaming, access regulations, universal services obligations and financing, numbering, and legal tapping.

Laurent's data protection experience includes advising companies like Cardinal Health and ICANN on issues such as handling data breaches, drafting privacy policies, establishing direct marketing and whistleblower schemes, transferring data outside the EU (including approvals of BCRs and SCCs), data portability, data retention, and cybersecurity.

Laurent's antitrust experience covers anticompetitive practices and merger filings at the EU and national levels across various industries, including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, oil, telecoms, and waste management. He regularly advises clients on compliance matters in relation to cooperation agreements, distribution, and technology licensing.

Laurent has been a member ("assessor") of the decisional body of the Belgian Competition Authority since 2013, as well as a research fellow at the University of Liège since 2008. He teaches the regulation of data at the FEB program on artificial intelligence. He has been an officer of the IBA Communications Law Committee since 2016 and is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Laurent's in-house experience includes a secondment at the GSMA in London in 2008.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Winner of the 6th Young Lawyers' Writing Competition held by the International Bar Association Communications Law Committee (2008)

    Recommended for privacy and data protection by The Legal 500 (2017 and 2018)

    Who's Who Legal: Competition — Future Leaders (2017 and 2018)

Languages

Dutch, English, French
Laurent De Muyter