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 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.

Experience


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.

EE

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.

EE

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.

Ofcom appeals

Successfully handled two appeals of Ofcom's decision to allow BT to increase its broadband (LLU) and wholesale line rental (WLR) prices.