Laurence N.Van Mullem


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Laurence Van Mullem practices in the area of EU competition law, concentrating on anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and merger control. In addition, Laurence provides regulatory advice to companies active in the financial and electronic communications sectors. She also assists clients on compliance matters.

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 dominance against Proximus. Laurence was also involved in Wabtec's acquisition of Faiveley Transport (Phase II).

Laurence has litigation experience before the European Commission, civil courts, and national regulators. She represented T-Mobile Czech Republic (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) as part of the Commission's investigation of its network sharing agreement that was recently resolved with commitments. For the past several years, Laurence has been focusing on follow-on damages actions. She is currently representing one of the Firm's major clients in its defense against a claim seeking €50+ million in damages.

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 in Lesvos, Greece as part of a project sponsored by Jones Day.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Laurence was an academic assistant at the College of Europe.


  • Chevron and MOECO agree to explore advanced closed loop geothermal pilot in Hokkaido, JapanJones Day advised Chevron New Energies on its agreement with Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd (MOECO) to proceed with the pilot testing of advanced geothermal technology, specifically advanced closed loop (ACL) technology.
  • Fidagh’s sale of Mestdagh cleared by Belgian Competition AuthorityFollowing an in-depth review, Jones Day secured approval from the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) for Belgian company Fidagh S.A.’s sale of Mestdagh (a 120-year-old Belgian retailer) to the French company Groupement Les Mousquetaires’ subsidiary Intermarché.
  • J.M. Huber acquires Biolchim GroupJones Day advised J. M. Huber Corporation in the acquisition of Biolchim Group, a leading producer and distributor of specialty plant nutrition and biostimulants, from private equity firms NB Renaissance and Chequers Capital and the Biolchim Group management team.
  • T-Mobile closes European Commission investigation into network sharing with commitmentsJones Day represented T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. in an investigation launched by the European Commission in 2016 in relation to the mobile network sharing agreements concluded between T-Mobile and its competitor CETIN/O2, in the Czech Republic.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • MEWA SARL successfully defends investigation and litigation related to allegations of infringement of competition rulesJones Day successfully advised and represented MEWA SARL in an investigation by the French competition authority, the Autorité de la Concurrence, and subsequent court litigation, alleging infringement of Article 101 and 102 TFEU and the corresponding provisions of French competition law.
  • POST Luxembourg successfully appeals Competition authority's fine for abuse of dominanceJones Day represented POST Luxembourg, the incumbent postal and telecom operator in Luxembourg, in its appeal before the Luxembourg Administrative Court against a decision of the Luxembourg Competition authority fining POST for alleged abuse of dominance through the application of illegal rebates.
  • Wabtec acquires Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in the acquisition of Faiveley Transport S.A., a global supplier of high added value integrated systems for the railway industry, for a total of $1.8 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt.
  • Electricity producer and supplier seeks advice on state aid investigationJones Day advised an electricity producer and supplier in relation to the European Commission’s state aid investigation into the French capacity mechanism.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billionThe Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.
  • BASE Company successfully resolves abuse of dominance complaint brought against ProximusJones Day represented BASE Company in a damage claim for abuse of dominant position against Proximus NV, the Belgian mobile incumbent operator.
  • BASE obtains favorable decision in claim against Belgacom Mobile for abuse of dominant positionOn behalf of Dutch-based telecommunications operator KPN and its subsidiary BASE, Jones Day challenged abuses by Belgacom Group of its dominant position, which had radically distorted the competitive environment in the Belgian telecommunications market.
  • MasterCard defends against European investigations and litigation regarding interchange fees for payment card transactionsJones Day advised MasterCard in the seminal, ongoing appeal of the 2012 European General Court's judgment regarding the legality of certain MasterCard interchange fees related to payment card transactions, as well as on Member State investigations and related private litigation for damages.