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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

Publications: 02 SEPTEMBER 2020

Direct access: a sea change in data gathering in U.S./UK criminal investigations

A new UK/U.S. bilateral agreement for accessing electronic data in cases of serious crime (the Agreement), which was negotiated and released in autumn 2019, has entered into force.

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A major road intersection

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

U.S. M&A: the land of opportunity meets challenges

The impact on U.S. transactions has been severe, with activity unlikely to recover until market conditions stabilise. But opportunities are emerging for certain players.

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Publications: 02 JUNE 2020

The General Court annuls the European Commission’s prohibition of the Three/O2 merger – a reset for EU merger control?

On 28 May 2020, the EU’s General Court upheld CK Hutchison’s appeal against the European Commission (Commission)’s May 2016 prohibition of its proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK, which would have…

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

Cookies consent does not escape the GDPR: The CJEU issued its decision in the Planet49 case

On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited decision in the case Planet49 (Case C‑673/17). The decision clarifies the requirements for valid cookie…

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