As one of the leading international technology law firms, consistently top ranked by the legal directories, our telecoms expertise is well regarded in the sector.
We understand that telecoms projects in emerging markets warrant advice that is both sector specific and delivered by people with extensive market experience. Our team has supported clients on their global arrangements as well as delivering deals in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and China.
In liberalised telecoms markets, we have helped clients navigate the prescriptive and voluminous regulatory challenges that are required to go to market. Our experience means that we are well equipped to guide you through the complex regulatory issues that might arise.
Our clients include a number of high profile mobile operators, service providers, telecoms vendors, fixed line operators, ISPs, suppliers, resellers, buyers of telecoms infrastructure services and customers.
Our telecommunications team advises on all types of technology, including wireless, fixed line, cable, fibre and satellite. We pride ourselves on the ability to help clients adapt to change in a competitive and fast-moving market. We fully understand market trends and can advise on all the risks and challenges that arise. The following are examples of our recent client successes:
- Acting as the sole legal adviser to the Department of Culture Media and Sport's (DCMS) DCMS £530m BDUK project to deliver the fastest possible broadband network in Europe across the UK by 2015. This is a striking example of the team's ability to work with clients to deliver a cutting edge procurement project that will make a vital contribution to the Government's economic growth agenda.
- We also worked with DCMS on its Mobile Infrastructure project, to improve the coverage and quality of mobile network services within hard -to -reach rural areas.
- Advising Lloyds Banking Group and the specialist broadband company Wiffinity on Electronic Communications rights
- Advising Rackspace on data protections and TUPE, and implications for enterprise agreements
- Acting for Telefonica UK in connection with the acquisition and management of cell sites in London and the south east of England, including the London Olympics sites.
- Acting for a major US telecoms company in relation to its UK property portfolio, including data centres and other technical sites
Key international contacts:
Middle East: Kelly Tymburski