Miranda Cole is a partner based in Covington & Burling LLP’s Brussels office. She practices competition and communications law and policy. Ms. Cole’s competition law expertise encompasses merger control, actions under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU, advisory work and actions before the European courts in Luxembourg. She has particular expertise in advising companies active in the technology and communications sectors. In addition, she has extensive experience in the communications sector, across all aspects of regulation, policy and competition law relating to the sector, and counselling relating to the impact of regulation on transactions. Recent transaction include Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, and Microsoft’s acquisitions of Nokia’s Devices & Services division and Skype. She has also recently advised a number of technology sector clients in relation to complaints pursuant to Articles 101 and 102 TFEU before the European Commission and Chapters 1 and 2 before the Office of Fair Trading, including Microsoft in its complaint to the European Commission regarding MMI’s actions to injunct the use of standards essential patents, Microsoft in its defense of its software licensing and distribution structure, and Expedia, Trip Advisor and Microsoft in connection with their complaints to the European Commission regarding Google’s conduct in search and related markets.