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Telecommunications

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 & insights

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News: 12 January 2022

Technology deals dominate the 2021 global M&A market

Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Insights report* shows that that the value of global M&A transactions surged to a record high of nearly USD5.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 64% on 2020, and 48% higher…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

What’s driving the surge in digital infrastructure deals?

Digital infrastructure transactions continue to increase globally, with investors particularly focused on mobile towers, data centres and fibre networks.

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News: 02 December 2021

A&O advising VEON on the sale of its mobile network towers in Russia

Allen & Overy is advising VEON and PJSC VimpelCom on the sale of towers in Russia to Service-Telecom for a total of RUB70.65bn (USD970million) which completed on 1 December 2021.

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News: 17 November 2021

A&O advising 3i Infrastructure on its investment in Global Cloud Xchange

Allen & Overy is advising 3i Infrastructure plc on its agreement to acquire Global Cloud Xchange (GCX).

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