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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: 30 JUNE 2021

A&O wins 22 awards at the 2021 IJ Global awards

Allen & Overy has won an outstanding 21 transactional awards at the IJ Global Awards 2021. In addition to the 21 transactional awards, A&O's Asia Pacific team picked up the prestigious prize of Asia…

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News: 29 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises Telenor on the merger of Digi.com and Celcom, one of Malaysia’s largest M&A transactions

Allen & Overy is advising Telenor, the Norwegian state-owned telecommunications company and one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications operators, on the merger (the Merger) of Celcom Axiata…

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News: 16 JUNE 2021

A&O advising American Tower on its long-term strategic partnership with Allianz

Allen & Overy is advising American Tower Corporation (American Tower) on the acquisition of a 10% stake in ATC Europe, American Tower’s European platform, by Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of…

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Publications: 08 JUNE 2021

Can arbitrators rely on their own internet research in an award?

The risk of annulment is different for arbitrations seated in Germany, England and France. Just ask Google. Whatever the question, our first port of call is to check the internet. But are arbitrators…

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