A top-ranked global telecom team championing your growth
Communications play an increasingly critical role in economies worldwide. Our Telecom practice is built on in-depth knowledge of the many commercial, transactional, technical, legal and regulatory issues involved in providing telecoms services and products, including new IoT devices and emerging capabilities.
The importance of telecoms will only increase, as new tech and products revolutionize how people, places and devices can connect and communicate. Clients turn to us for our decades of telecoms, regulatory and technology experience. We can help you to deal with the licensing, compliance and operational issues that are critical to your current business and your future success.
Our experience covers the full spectrum of developed and emerging markets, and the complete range of technologies including wireless, telephony, broadband, Internet, satellite, and submarine cables. Engineers are integrated within our team to ensure we understand complex and novel technologies, and their impact on the business and regulatory issues you face.
With lawyers worldwide, we’re well positioned to assist you with multi-country and global deals in addition to regional and global strategies for market entry and product development. With offices in more than 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, and affiliated firms, we understand the unique regulatory, legal, political and cultural issues in each jurisdiction.
“With lawyers worldwide, we’re well positioned to assist you with multi-country and global deals in addition to regional and global strategies for market entry and product development.”
We’ve advised a broad cross-section of companies on an array of regulatory, compliance and business matters. This includes advising on transactions (involving some of the industry’s largest mergers and acquisitions), spectrum access and use, securing regulatory approval for emerging technologies, authorization and licensing, foreign ownership approvals, and regulatory enforcement defense.
We have experience in RF equipment certification, content provision, satellite and earth station authorization, infrastructure deployment including tower deals and submarine cables, and network sharing. We’ve worked on Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) launches, outsourcing mobile network management, and procuring IPTV platforms for telecommunications operators.
We’re also well versed in the full range of industry contracts and agreements you may need, and in crafting novel leasing and sharing arrangements.
Awards and recognition
- Practice Group of the Year, Law360 2020
- Top ranked for TMT, Chambers Global
- Top ranked for Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in District of Columbia, Chambers USA
- Top ranked for Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional and Regulatory, Legal 500 US
- Top ranked for Communications Law, Best Lawyers
- Communications Law Firm of the Year, US News and Best Lawyers
- Telecom Deal of the Year for T-Mobile's US merger with Sprint, Global TMT Finance
- Award for Law Firm Excellence in Diversity, T-Mobile
Our Telecom group covers the full range of client needs – from regulatory and strategic counseling, to negotiating transactions and licensing agreements (both large and small), to litigation and defense of government enforcement actions.
We have one of the world’s leading satellite practices.
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