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Dr. Jens Neitzel


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Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English

Jens Neitzel advises German as well as internationally operating companies in regulated industries, particularly in the telecoms, postal, rail and media sectors. Drawing on his proven regulatory and competition law expertise, he drafts and negotiates sector specific contracts and advises on transactions. In case of dispute, Jens also represents his clients in German and European court cases and proceedings. He is particularly rated for his creative and solution-driven advice.

Before joining CMS in 2002 as a partner, Jens headed Legal & Regulatory Affairs at BT Ignite GmbH & Co. in Munich and prior to that the telecommunications law department of VIAG Interkom GmbH & Co. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as legal counsel, respectively assistant director in the Regulatory and Competition Affairs Division of Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn.

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"industry expert, extremely well respected, in-depth expertise", "outstanding lawyer, vast business understanding", competitors

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  • Recht der elektronischen Medien, Kommentar in Spindler/Schuster, 3. Aufl., C.H.Beck 2015
  • Recht der elektronischen Medien, Kommentar in Spindler/Schuster, 2. Aufl., C.H.Beck 2011
  • Recht der elektronischen Medien, Kommentar in Spindler/Schuster, C.H.Beck 2008
  • Rezension zu Hoeren, Handbuch Wegerechte und Telekommunikation, CR 2007
  • Rezension zu Wissmann (Hrsg.), Telekommunikationsrecht, CR 2007
  • Rezension zu Holznagel/Enaux/Nienhaus, Telekommunikationsrecht, CR 2007
  • Der Verordnungsentwurf zum Auslands-Roaming - eine erste Analyse und Bewertung, GPR 2006, p. 188 ff
  • Zugangsverpflichtungen von Betreibern mit beträchtlicher Marktmacht, CR 2004, p. 655 ff
  • Rezension zu Huppertz, Die SMP-Konzeption, MMR 2004, p. 35 ff
  • Zugangsverpflichtungen von Betreibern ohne beträchtliche Marktmacht, CR 2004, p. 736 ff
  • Rezension in Heun (Hrsg.), Handbuch Telekommunikationsrecht, TKMR 2004, p. 310 f
  • Rezension zu Geppert/Ruhle/Schuster (Hrsg.), Handbuch Recht und Praxis der Telekommunikation, 2. Auflage, CR 2003, p. 151 f
  • Rechtstipp, Connect 2002, seit Mai 2002
  • Regulierung in der Sackgasse? Das Sondergutachten der Monopolkommission zur Wettbewerbsentwicklung bei Telekommunikation und Post 2001, Computer und Recht (CR) 2002, p. 256 ff
  • Anmerkung zum Urteil des VG Köln vom 20. Juni 2002 - 1 K 3225/01 - Resale im Ortsnetzbereich, CR 2002, p. 740 f
  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Ante Portas - The Warm-up of the Market Players is Now Underway, WMRC, Wireless Technology 2002
  • Die Auslandstätigkeit der Deutschen Telekom, Wirtschaftsrecht der Internationalen Telekommunikation, Band 26,Nomos-Verlag,Baden-Baden 1996
  • Gemeinschaftsunternehmen im Lichte des Europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht - Am Beispiel der Telekom und ihrer Töchter, AfP 1996, p. 237 ff
  • Rezension des Buches Governmental Liability: A Comparative Study, RabelsZ 1995, p. 169 ff
  • Zusatzqualifikation: Studium im Ausland, Magazin der Universität Osnabrück 1990, p. 6 ff
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  • 1995 - 1997: Trainee lawyer in Berlin
  • PhD in European telecommunications and competition law
  • 1992 - 1995: Research assistant to the professor for media law at the University of Osnabrück
  • Law studies in Osnabrück and Leiden (Netherlands)
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CMS Net­work Shar­ing 4.5
On the brink of a new gen­er­a­tion
5G reg­u­la­tion and law in Ger­many
1. What is the state of 5G de­ploy­ment in your coun­try? In Ju­ly 2019, Voda­fone was the first pro­vider to launch its 5G net­work. At that time 60 5G an­ten­nas were trans­mit­ting in more than 20 cit­ies and...
Ger­many amends the law against re­straints of com­pet­i­tion
On 20 Janu­ary 2021, ex­tens­ive amend­ments to Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to force with the en­act­ment of the 10th amend­ment to the Ger­man Act against Re­straints of Com­pet­i­tion (GWB), which was passed...
The 10th amend­ment to the Ger­man Act against Re­straints of Com­pet­i­tion...
Com­pre­hens­ive amend­ments to Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to force today with the 10th amend­ment to the Ger­man Act against Re­straints of Com­pet­i­tion (GWB) in the form of the GWB Di­git­isa­tion Act.1 This...
CMS ad­vises fu­ture share­hold­ers of 450con­nect joint ven­ture
Mu­nich – A broad al­li­ance from across the en­ergy and wa­ter in­dustry has ap­plied for the 450 MHz fre­quen­cies that will be­come avail­able this year, us­ing 450con­nect GmbH as their joint vehicle. The aim...
Com­mu­nic­a­tions as an es­sen­tial ser­vice dur­ing coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­fine­ment 
Pur­su­ant to the Ger­man Fed­er­al Net­work Agency, so far, no net­work con­ges­tion has been re­por­ted in Ger­many as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. The net­works are cur­rently stable. The net­work op­er­at­ors...
5G auc­tion star­ted on March 19
Draft of ba­sic frame­work for 5G ap­plic­a­tions presen­ted After a group of com­pan­ies filed a law­suit against award con­di­tions by the Ger­man Fed­er­al Net­work Agency (FNA) to auc­tion off na­tion­al 5G fre­quen­cies...
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in com­mu­nic­a­tions
CMS’s glob­al com­mu­nic­a­tions team is well versed in ad­vising cli­ents on a host of leg­al is­sues. They are fa­mil­i­ar with a broad range of tech­no­lo­gies and work closely with our tech­no­logy team giv­en the...
CMS ad­vises cloud tele­phony pro­vider NFON on suc­cess­ful IPO
Frank­furt/Main – Mu­nich-based tele­phony pro­vider NFON AG has made its de­but on the pub­lic stage, with more than 4.1 mil­lion shares be­ing placed with in­vestors at EUR 12 per share dur­ing the IPO. The...
Net­work Shar­ing 3.0
CMS is de­lighted to be present­ing this third edi­tion of its study on the shar­ing of tele­com­mu­nic­a­tion net­works in the EU and se­lec­ted ter­rit­or­ies around the world. The first edi­tion was highly in­flu­en­tial...
CMS ad­vises Sun­rise on the sale of Swiss Towers AG
8 June 2017 - Sun­rise Com­mu­nic­a­tions Group AG (Sun­rise) sold Swiss Towers AG for 500 mil­lion Swiss francs. The com­pany owns 2,239 tele­com towers in Switzer­land. The buy­er is a con­sor­ti­um con­sist­ing of...
CMS ad­vises Sun­rise on the sale of Swiss Towers AG
Mu­nich – Swiss Sun­rise Com­mu­nic­a­tions Group AG (Sun­rise) an­nounced that it has sold Swiss Towers AG for 500 mil­lion Swiss francs. The com­pany owns 2239 tele­com towers in Switzer­land. Buy­er is a con­sor­ti­um...