Our technology, media and telecoms regulatory team has an unrivalled understanding of the whole TMT sector gained both in private practice and in-house at leading TMT organisations.
We work on a huge variety of telecommunications, media and technology transactions across the globe, acting for many of the largest global TMT organisations, as well as regulators and third parties, including industry associations.
We are proactive in fully understanding our clients’ commercial objectives, which enables us to add value by delivering practical and tailored advice which reflects the latest position in this fast moving sector.
Our team has achieved ground breaking work in the UK and Europe, and also has particular experience of working with clients on matters in India, Asia and the Middle East. In March 2019, we opened an office in Singapore in direct response to client demand for our internationally-recognised regulatory expertise and our experience of supporting leading businesses in the telecoms, energy and utility sectors.
This office will be led by Partners Gordon Moir, Gordon Downie and John Grady, who are supported on the ground by Carolyn Lints, a corporate governance specialist and former commercial property lawyer who has lived in Singapore for more than a decade.
We have a huge network of specialist connections globally that we work with and also benefit from our membership of the World Services Group.
What we do:
We work on telecoms regulatory issues in relation to market entry as well as challenges, competition matters, product launch assessments, and are highly involved in complex issues raised by cloud computing, data protection, data retention, lawful interception, voice over IP and its latest iterations.
As a team we work closely with Shepherd Wedderburn’s experts in dispute resolution, competition and regulation. We can therefore offer support on disputes, anti-trust defences, follow on damages cases and funded litigation. We have particular deep experience in running cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal from beginning to end. Members of our team acted in managing the first telecoms appeal to be brought before the CAT under the Communications Act 2003 (the RBS backhaul case) as well as other long running telecoms cases (such as Ethernet and pay TV).
We bring a unique perspective of regulatory, anti-trust and policy awareness coupled with a close appreciation of the current EC agenda.