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Our international Telecommunications practice is consistently ranked as a market leader because of our all-round strength and depth, in particular for our regulatory, commercial and transactional expertise.

Among our clients in the sector are some of the world’s largest telecoms companies, government bodies, regulators, industry participants, financial institutions and major corporations (suppliers and customers). We take time to listen to our clients in order to gain an understanding of their needs, aspirations and goals.

One reason these companies choose Allen & Overy is the complete range of services on offer. As well as the firm’s renowned M&A and corporate finance practice, we advise telecommunications sector clients on banking, regulatory, intellectual property, antitrust, tax, employment, litigation, commercial contract and outsourcing matters.

The team has a broad range of experience, acquired not only in private practice but also in-house at leading telecoms companies and on secondments to corporates and regulatory bodies. This mix of expertise, dedicated knowledge and hands-on commercial experience enables us to provide you with legal services of the highest quality.

News and insights


Publications: 27 July 2022

The National Security and Investment Act 2021: The first market guidance notes

The UK National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) has been in force for over six months. We know that within the first three months, the UK government received 221 notifications and “called-in”…

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Publications: 22 July 2022

Financing the creativity in Indonesia

As part of the support given by the Government of Indonesia (the Government) for creative economy actors as mandated under Law No. 24 of 2019 on Creative Economy, the Government has issued Government…

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Vaults of LED computer servers

News: 21 July 2022

Allen & Overy advises SAP on the acquisition of Askdata

Allen & Overy has advised SAP SE (SAP), a market leader in enterprise application software, on the acquisition of Askdata, a startup focused on search-driven analytics.

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Publications: 18 July 2022

UPC – Adoption of the final Rules of Procedure

In our latest blogpost of 20 January 2022, we discussed the kick-off to the preparatory phase for the actual start of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). We are now one step closer to the actual start: on…

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