Eleanor is an experienced Commercial Partner specialising in telecoms and technology transactions. Her expertise ranges from leading and managing high value and complex telecoms infrastructure and technology projects through to advising clients on connectivity arrangements (including mobile, fibre and satellite communications and IoT), procurement of new network technology and launches of new products and services.

She has considerable experience working with colleagues across the firm on larger projects requiring cross-service line expertise and supporting clients find solutions and meet their broader strategic goals.  She has also benefited from several secondments with TMC sector clients in her career including mobile network operator, EE, and brings those additional insights gained in-house to her advice.

Alongside communications and technology, Eleanor advises clients on data privacy and has the IAPP’s CIPP/E accreditation in European privacy law and practice. She also advises on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets.

Her clients include investors, operators, suppliers and users at all levels of the communications and technology eco-system.

Eleanor is ranked as an Associate to Watch for Telecommunications by Chambers and Partners (nationwide) and as a Rising Star in Legal 500 for IT and Telecoms (South West).

She has a LL.M in International Business Law through the University of London International Programmes. She trained at Osborne Clarke and qualified in 2011.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

As a core member of our International Telecoms sub-sector team, I'm particularly interested in supporting clients across all sectors with their digital transformation and to realise the benefits and navigate the challenges of next generation communications.  I am also passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in the sector and am one of the Mental Health Champions at Osborne Clarke supporting colleague wellbeing within the firm.  

Her ability to take on a project and pick out the key points is fantastic,", "Her technical legal skills and understanding of industry-specific issues are excellent."

Telecommunications client, Chambers and Partners

Eleanor Williams is consistently reliable, personable and available. She is our go-to and we trust her completely

IT and Telecoms client, Legal 500


EE Limited

Advised EE on the contract terms of its deal to provide a resilient 4G network to the Emergency Services as part of the Home Office's £1.2bn procurement for a new Emergency Services mobile communications network in Britain.

International IT supplier

Advised on negotiation of contractual arrangements with a UK Mobile Network Operator (MNO) to help the MNO build the first commercial O-RAN Network in Europe​

Global retailer

Advised on contractual arrangements to improve global connectivity including mobile telecoms and a UCaaS/CCaaS solution to enable unified comms and VoIP calls across their international footprint​


Undertook a global audit of BT's compliance with the GNI (privacy and freedom of expression) principles.