Key Experience

  • Advising on a ground-breaking active and passive Radio Access Network sharing deal between two mobile operators in Kazakhstan as well as similar deals in several other countries
  • Advising on a €500m contract concerning outsourcing of the management of a fixed and mobile telecoms network and an upgrade to LTE
  • Advising on the procurement of a complete end-to-end IPTV platform for a European telecoms operator, including detailed parallel negotiations with 3 different suppliers
  • Advising on the acquisition of the Globenet submarine cable system by BTG Pactual for US$750m - the world's largest ever pure submarine cable acquisition
  • Negotiating the system supply contract for the new Hibernia "Express" low-latency trans-Atlantic submarine cable system (US$200m) 
  • Advising Lebara on the launch of their MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) business in Saudi Arabia following their success (on which DLA also advised) in the hotly-contested competition for the first MVNO licences there. This involved travelling to Riyadh to negotiate terms with Mobily (the MNO)
  • Advising one of the world's most successful MVNOs as they renegotiated their 10 year wholesale access contract and JV and distribution arrangements. This contract will be worth at least GBP£5billion (and probably more) and used the very novel "revenue share" pricing model
  • Advising a middle Eastern mobile operator on a business-critical regulatory investigation into an alleged abuse of a dominant position, and also in a separate investigation alleging unlawful use of radio-communications spectrum 
  • Advising a business wishing to build a new Ka-band satellite network covering the pacific islands on the terms of their pre-sale contracts as well as their construction agreement
  • Advising a FTSE-100 listed company on the sale of its data centre and the subsequent outsourcing of its data centre operations to a large telecoms operator