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Axel Desmedt holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Free University of Brussels as well as an LL M from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) where he specialised in international trade law. He worked as an attorney at the Brussels Bar for more than eight years, working respectively for the law firms Stibbe and WilmerHale.
From 2006 to 2009, Axel Desmedt worked for the France Telecom/Orange Group as a senior legal counsel and subsequently as Deputy Director of the Permanent Representation to the EU at France Telecom/Orange.
Axel Desmedt was appointed as a Member of the BIPT Council in November 2009, for a first mandate during which he directed subsequently the Spectrum, Telecommunications & Media, Consumer and Postal departments alongside the Legal and HR departments. In January 2017 he was re-appointed as a Member of the Council. He is currently heading the Telecommunications & Media department and the Legal and HR departments of the BIPT.
Axel Desmedt is a visiting lecturer on Economic Regulation at the UCL since 2015 and a co-founder and editor of the Law Review for Network Industries (Kluwer).