Laurent De Muyter


Jones Day

Telecom and Privacy Lawyer, Of Counsel

Laurent De Muyter is Of Counsel at Jones Day. His practice covers telecom regulation, privacy, and antitrust.

Laurent advised operators, regulators, and governments on various legal issues, including liberalization processes, authorizations, scarce resources licensing, network roll-out and sharing, interconnection and interoperability, roaming, access regulations, universal services obligations and financing, VoIP, numbering, and legal interception. Laurent also has litigation experience before courts, regulators, and competition authorities at the EU and national level in market regulation procedures, competition law cases, interconnection disputes, and damage claims.

As part of his privacy experience, Laurent has advised companies on issues such as data breaches, notifications, direct marketing, whistleblower systems, spam, BCRs approval, data transfer within and outside the EU, data portability, and defense against hacking practices.

Since 2013, Laurent has been a member ("assessor") of the decisional body of the Belgian Competition Authority. He has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2002 and a research fellow at the Institute of European Legal Studies of the University of Liège since 2008.  He is a member of the IBA Communications Committee and also has in-house experience through a secondment in the London office of the GSM Association in 2008.

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)