Jan Willem van den Bos > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Jan Willem heads Dentons’ multiple award-winning UKME Telecoms team – which is Tier-1 ranked by Legal 500 (2020). He is personally ranked as a “Leading Individual” in telecoms by Legal 500 (2020).

Jan Willem enjoys a particularly strong reputation for his international savvy, capability and experience. He and the team support clients up and down the communications value chain on strategic projects, policy matters and regulatory affairs, as well as complex procurements and commercial transactions. The team count among them genuine telecoms professionals, several of whom have substantial in-house experience, making them especially business-focused and easy to work with. In the private sector, they act for networks and other infrastructure providers, services providers, customers, as well as investment funds, banks and other financiers. In the public sector, they act for governments, regulators, agencies and other authorities, helping them to develop, draft and implement new laws, regulatory and licensing regimes and public policy initiatives, as well as providing support with key procurements and strategic commercial transactions.

Jan Willem has been described as “a true team player and selfless … with a strong sense of fairness“, as “universally liked” and he “commands respect, is trusted and highly credible“. Clients have also rated him highly for “his depth of knowledge“, for being “solution-oriented and pragmatic” and for being “thorough in his analysis“, yet “clear and concise” in his advice.


Jan Willem previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank, UK communications regulator Ofcom, the European Commission and the Institute for Information Law.


Dutch, German, French.


Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2000.


Jan Willem holds two masters degrees – one in Dutch law from Amsterdam University (1993) and another in international and comparative law from Brussels University (1995). He wrote his first masters thesis at the London School of Economics & Political Science (1993) and holds a diploma in English law from the College of Law Guildford (1997).