Norwegian-American lawyer Thomas Vinje has had a front-row seat to antitrust regulation and enforcement of large tech companies ever since he came to Brussels on a secondment assignment from Morrison & Foerster in the late 1980s. Over the next three decades, he would go on to score a landmark legal victory against the world’s largest software company, as well as being heavily involved in all three of the European Commission’s antitrust decisions against Google. International recently caught up with the top-ranked lawyer over the phone to talk about the Commission’s “new toy”, the dramatic expansion of the Brussels legal industry over the last decades and working from home during the pandemic.