As the European Commission consults on a review of the EU’s telecommunications framework, officials from Europe’s policy-making institutions will come together with senior telecoms executives, legal specialists, as well as representatives from European regulators and competition authorities to discuss European communications policy issues at this year’s ECTA Regulatory Conference.

Leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn, who have extensive experience and an exceptional client-base in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector, are sponsors of the event which takes place on 16-18 November in Brussels.

The conference will explore a wide range of timely policy issues in a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions, two of which will be chaired by Shepherd and Wedderburn partner Gordon Moir, who heads up the firm’s TMT regulatory team. Moir, who is considered a global leader in the provision of regulatory and anti-trust support, with a focus in the TMT sector, will lead discussions on preventing digital divides and refitting access rules for online content suited to a Single Market.

He commented: “This event provides not only an excellent opportunity to meet with key industry participants, but more importantly a forum to discuss European communications policy issues. I am looking forward to hearing opinions from the impressive speaker line-up and leading some interesting debates.”

Note:
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) is the leading pan-European association promoting market liberalisation and competition in the European communications sector.  ECTA is a ‘Non for profit’ trade association seeking to promote and foster a regulatory environment for the European communications sector which supports free market competition.