Expertise - Technology, Media and Telecoms Regulatory

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. 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.

“With his time in private practice, the regulators and in the industry Gordon understands the changing needs of this industry and is outstanding in that regard. He also understands that the a law firm can help not just in the high value areas such as anti-trust actions or investigation but in other key areas such as compliance and maintenance and lobbying.”
David Eveleigh, General Counsel, BT Global Services

 

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Key People

Experience

Telecommunications client
Advising on global launches of complex telecommunications products, including the next generation of voice over IP products, IP services, and issues raised by data protection, data retention, local licensing rules and authorisations.
Technology, Media and Telecoms client
Successful defence of a client against a threatened CAT reference following OFT investigations into the behaviour of participants in the UK ICT market place.
Technology, Media and Telecoms clients
Identification and pursuit of complex damages cases for clients, including funded litigation support to address the anti-competitive behaviours of suppliers.
Technology, Media and Telecoms client
Advice on the re-structuring of commercial terms for the 4th largest domain registry, as well as chairing policy groups and providing forward looking strategic advice.
A major Technology, Media and Telecoms company
Market access for major TMT company seeking authorisations for expanded operations in new territories, including Brazil.
A major operator
Advising a major operator on all property related matters relating to mast and network issues, including acquisition, disposal, compliance and planning matters, as well as larger projects connected to network integration.

Clients