We work with many of the leading players in the UK telecoms market including telecoms operators, mobile service providers, platform providers, infrastructure companies and technology suppliers around the world and understand the wider communications industry. It’s an exciting market driven by technology, digital transformation and convergence together with regulatory change in the UK and Europe. Our aim is to help our clients take advantage of the opportunities presented by the evolution of connectivity whilst remaining compliant in a highly regulated sector.
Our team advises on mobile and fixed network infrastructure arrangements and financing, regulatory and competition issues including the European Electronic Communications Code, commercial and corporate transactions, regulated procurement for network access, IoT, data centres and other connected technologies. Our team is also highly experienced at handling telecoms regulatory and commercial contract disputes including judicial review of regulator decisions.
The global nature of the telecoms industry means that as well as helping foreign providers enter the European markets, we regularly advise on international projects and compliance.
Many of our lawyers have worked within the industry and have a deep understanding of the technology, business strategies and challenges faced by businesses in this sector.
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Advised the smart home company devolo AG and its Trustee Rüdiger Weiß of the law firm WallnerWeiß on the protective shielding procedure.
Advised the shareholders of TelcoSwitch on a private equity investment by Queen's Park Equity (QPE) to accelerate its ambitious growth.
Advised European cloud communications provider Dstny as it acquired Qunifi and Tactful AI
Advised the management shareholders of Southern Communications on its Ares backed management buyout.
Advised Talkwalker, a leading consumer intelligence company, on its acquisition of Discover.ai, an agile consumer and cultural insight platform.
Advised TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC on recommended £1.1 billion takeover offer by Tosca IOM Limited.
Advised the management team of Babble on its £90 million acquisition by Graphite Capital, the leading UK mid-market private equity house.
Advised the management team of Onecom on a £100 million funding package from mid-market private equity firm LDC and credit funds managed by an affiliate of Ares Management Corporation.
Avonline Network Services
Advised the shareholders of Avonline Network Services on its sale to M Group Services, a leading provider of services to essential infrastructure markets in the UK.
Admiral Insurance Plc
Advised Admiral Insurance Plc in relation to its agreement with Telefonica for the outsourcing of its fixed-line voice and data communications and the management of its LAN and WAN.
Acted for EE in relation to numerous B2B agreements, public procurement and property matters. Assisted on the integration with BT and the adoption of new terms and conditions.
Advised on EE's Home Office tender for the supply of integrated critical voice, broadband data and related services for the provision of emergency services.
Successfully handled two appeals of Ofcom's decision to allow BT to increase its broadband (LLU) and wholesale line rental (WLR) prices.