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Thomas Jestaedt Jones Day Jones Day


Thomas Jestaedt practices EU and German antitrust/competition law, EU state aid law, public procurement law, EU constitutional law, and international contracts law. Thomas has practiced in Germany, the U.S., and England and has been based in Brussels for more than 15 years. Thomas has represented clients in some of the largest European cartel cases in recent years, including Cartonboard, Preisolated Pipes, and Austrian Banks. He is the regular competition law advisor to SAP, which he has represented, inter alia, in the Oracle/PeopleSoft proceedings. He is recognized as one of the leading authorities in EU state aid law; he has acted for one of the German public banks (Landesbanken) in recent EU Commission proceedings and has acted for investors and governments (including the government of Brandenburg) in investment aid proceedings. His public procurement experience has included a successful court action by one of the bidders for the privatization of the Berlin airports. He has represented clients in a number of proceedings before the European courts in Luxembourg, including in a leading case on the interpretation of EU directive "Television without Frontiers." Thomas is coauthor of a leading German commentary on competition law (Langen/Bunte), the main German-language publication on state aid law, the Lexis/Nexis European Competition Laws Guide, as well as the author of more than 25 articles on competition law subjects. He is listed as one of the 25 leading competition law experts in Germany by JUVE and as highly recommended by Global Competition Counsel. He is also listed in Chambers and Law Firms in Europe.

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