The Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2021 38 PHILIPPE LACONTE Councel at Jones Day Belgium ABOUT PHI L IPPE LACONTE Philippe Laconte has long-standing experience representing global corporations in antitrust and competition law at the EU and national levels. He also frequently advises on regulatory matters, particularly in the telecommunications field. Philippe represents clients in cross-border mergers, abuse of dominant position, and State aid cases before the European Commission, European courts, and national authorities. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, telecoms, energy, and chemicals. Philippe recently represented NVIDIA in its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox and represented Wabtec in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, which involved multiple antitrust reviews in numerous jurisdictions. He also represented Wabtec in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Faiveley, which was cleared after a complex Phase II investigation. In addition, he regularly advises companies and governments on State aid law. Philippe also advises telecommunications operators across Europe on day-to-day regulatorymatters and in proceedings before competition authorities, regulators, and civil and administrative courts. These complex representations have concerned, in particular, a range of fair access and pricing issues. Philippe worked for three years in the Firm’s Washington Office, where his practice focused on assisting clients in merger reviews and antitrust investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. FIRM PROFI LE Jones Day has a history of more than 125 years and a culture of client service and professionalism based on explicit shared values. These values include providing pro bono legal services, building diversity in our profession, and supporting outreach efforts around the world. Jones Day has a long history of, and commitment to, pro bono work, public service, and community involvement in all of our locations around the world. Because of that commitment, pro bono and public service matters undertaken by Jones Day are provided the same level of attention and professional dedication that we provide to matters undertaken on behalf of paying clients. At Jones Day you’ll see lawyers from diverse backgrounds leading client engagements, practice groups, and offices around the world. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing highly qualified diverse lawyers and have set priorities in entry level recruitment, lateral recruitment, development and retention of minority and female lawyers, and diversity mentoring, training and awareness. FINANCE MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2021 COMPETITION LAW LAWYER OF THE YEAR LEGAL 2 0 2 1 AWARDS 2 0 2 1 CONTACT DETAILS

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