Allen & Overy is at the forefront of legal business developments in the digital infrastructure sector. We have been advising on digital infrastructure transactions for over two decades and, with this, have developed unparalleled sector knowledge.
In recent years, funds investing in infrastructure have shown much greater interest in “connectivity infrastructure” as part of the infrastructure asset class.
There are a number of reasons for this increased interest. We think the most important are: the continued exponential growth in data use and decentralised data storage and processing; traditional telecom players deleveraging by monetising their network infrastructure; and the ever-increasing flow of money into infrastructure funds who are looking for new opportunities that have typical infrastructure characteristics.
Few firms can deliver the combination of experience and resource that is needed to handle the most important matters in the Digital Infrastructure sector. A&O’s extensive experience advising clients on the development, acquisition, financing and disposal of digital infrastructure assets means that we are truly market leaders in this field. As a result, we are currently ranked as the #1 legal adviser (advising on twice as many transactions by deal value and number than our nearest competitor) for advising clients on digital infrastructure transactions (source: Dealogic).
Global Cloud Xchange
3i Infrastructure on its investment in Global Cloud XchangeRead more
České Radiokomunikace a.s.
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited (CDIL) on its acquisition of České Radiokomunikace a.s., a leading telecommunications, media and technology infrastructure and services provider in the Czech RepublicRead more
Liberty Global on the 50/50 joint venture with DigitalBridge to create the AtlasEdge data centre business. Winner of Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Europe (TMT M&A Awards 2021)Read more
Equinix, a global data centre and colocation provider, on its USD1.035bn acquisition of Metronode, an Australian data centre operator.
TMT M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Europe and Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Europe
TMT M&A Awards 2021
EMEA Digital Infrastructure of the Year 2021 – Fibre Optic SFR FttH
IJ Investor Awards 2022
Europe Telecoms / Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Calisen Refinancing
IJ Global 2021
News and insights
Blog Post: 04 January 2024
Justyna Ostrowska, a member of our EU data protection and cybersecurity team, looks at the upcoming security requirements for digital products in the EU.
Blog Post: 31 October 2023
Lisa Nguyen, Daren Orzechowski, and Will Wray of our Global Technology practice examine the scope and key details from the new Executive Order concerning artificial intelligence.
Blog Post: 20 October 2023
April Xu and Grace Wang of our US IP Litigation practice discuss how to protect recipes and fragrances in a new world of AI creation.
Blog Post: 10 October 2023
Bijal Vakil and Will Wray of our global Technology practice comment on the recent decline in new U.S. patent lawsuits.