Thomas focuses on antitrust law in Belgium and the EU. He is a skilled and experienced litigator before the Belgian courts and represents complainants and defendants in competition investigations before the Belgian Competition Authority and the European Commission. Thomas represents clients in merger control matters at the Belgian and EU level. He is involved in complex litigation affecting the media and telecommunications sectors. Thomas regularly advises on distribution issues, technology licensing, patent pools, big data, joint bidding, standard setting, trade associations, pricing by dominant companies, etc. He assists clients on e-commerce and Internet-related issues such as ISP liability, online services, distance selling, and e-advertisement. He regularly drafts and negotiates complex telecommunication agreements such as MVNO deals or interconnection agreements. Thomas regularly represents one of the main players in the field of internet, telephony and interactive digital TV in Flanders in contentious and non-contentious matters. In addition, Thomas has inter alia successfully represented online and land-based bookmakers in litigation against government-owned incumbent operators.
Lawyer, member of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Bar 1993. Registered foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England and Wales 2001. Member of the International Bar Association 1996; Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence; Interactice Advertising Bureau (IAB).