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Featured Articles: Telecoms

Leapfrogging to the Future: Myanmar Telecoms Reform

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Robert Bratby of Olswang Asia looks at the impact of the recent telecoms reforms in Myanmar under President Thein Sein.

"The word on the streets of Yangon, looking to some of the successes in African markets, is “leapfrogging”. The new entrants have been signing up to multibillion-dollar investments to achieve coverage in excess of 80 per cent for both voice and data and the Myanmar telecoms market is undergoing rapid change and expansion."

Prepare, Persist and Protect: The Three Ps of Global Telecoms Project Sourcing and Management

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Deb Boehling and Hank Levine of Levine Blaszak Block & Boothby take an in-depth look at how to prepare, persist and protect in today's global telecoms industry.

"For multinational enterprises, global telecom sourcing projects and deals are now the norm, but they are accompanied by financial, structural, 'political' and regulatory challenges."

2014 - A Turning Point for Governance of the Internet?

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David Gross, Carl Frank and Ethan Lucarelli of Wiley Rein explore the debate regarding international regulation of important aspects of the internet.

"Internet governance, cybersecurity and data protection will be debated alongside questions of promoting broadband deployment and economic development online in policy meetings, conventions and treaty writing conferences around the globe throughout 2014."

How is Competition Law being applied in the Telecoms and Media Sector?

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Paul Stone of Charles Russell takes investigates how competition law is being applied by the European Commission to the telecoms and media sector.

"It is clear that for fast-moving markets, such as telecoms and media, the Commission is keen to reach a speedy conclusion to its investigations – and commitments decisions represent a pragmatic way of achieving this."

Corporate Counsel Q&A: Regulatory Communications 2013 - UK

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April French of Who’s Who Legal spoke to Robyn Durie, regulatory director at Everything Everywhere, the UK's only 4G mobile network operator, concerning the company’s recent activities, the challenges of adapting to changing regulations and the skills she looks for in external counsel.

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Analysis: Telecoms

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Telecoms & Media 2014

This year, Who’s Who Legal has expanded its remit beyond regulatory lawyers to include those who work in the transactional arena and to better reflect the convergence of the telecoms, media and technology industries. In this section we single out nine firms that field the most practitioners to our research. Bird & Bird leads the way, with nine of its lawyers recognised, including our most highly regarded telecoms and media lawyer in the world, Colin Long. Following closely behind is Baker & McKenzie, which has eight individuals selected for inclusion, three of whom hail from the firm's London office. Seven lawyers from global powerhouse Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are singled out, and six other top firms each have five practitioners recognised.

We also select the 15 most highly regarded individuals in the world who are based in diverse jurisdictions around the globe.

Research: Trends and Conclusions: Telecoms & Media 2014

This year, Who’s Who Legal has expanded its remit beyond regulatory lawyers to include those who work in the transactional arena and to better reflect the convergence of the telecoms, media and technology industries. Having conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with private practitioners and in-house counsel, we whittled the list down to 343 individuals in 54 countries and from 214 firms. Compiling the observations from all the lawyers we spoke to, Who’s Who Legal takes a look at the key developments across the telecoms and media legal market over the past year.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Regulatory Communications 2013

In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide. Bird & Bird LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP top the research with nine listings each, from around the world but with a particularly strong showing in Europe.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Regulatory Communications 2013

With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the regulatory communications legal marketplace worldwide. We identify the growing trend in convergence between technology sectors, data privacy developments and a changing client base.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Regulatory Communications 2012

With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the regulatory communications legal marketplace worldwide.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Regulatory Communications 2012

In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Regulatory Communications 2011

With the benefit of over 10 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the regulatory communications legal marketplace worldwide.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Regulatory Communications 2011

We analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who performed most strongly overall. In 2010, Bird & Bird was recognised for the fourth consecutive year as the world’s leading regulatory communications law firm by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and, true to form, the firm once again achieves more listings than any other in this edition.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Regulatory Communications 2009

Our research has revealed 268 legal experts in 47 jurisdictions practicing in the field of regulatory communications, some of whom are profiled here.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Regulatory Communications 2009

Richard Woolley - Who's Who Legal

A closer look at recent issues facing regulatory communications lawyers finds the sector to be bearing up remarkably well, despite recent turmoil in the financial markets.

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All Lawyers in Telecoms (Listed Alphabetically)

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All Firms in Telecoms (Listed Alphabetically)

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ANA Law Group

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Advokatfirman Vinge

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Akol Avukatlik Burosu

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Al Tamimi & Company

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Aleman Cordero Galindo & Lee

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Allen & Overy LLP

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Allens

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Arancedo Galli Abogados Y Consultores

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Arnold & Porter LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Arthur Cox

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

BBORS Kreuznacht Rechtsanwalte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bagus Enrico & Partners (BE PARTNERS)

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Baker & McKenzie

8 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Bar & Karrer

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG)

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Barros & Errazuriz Abogados

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bell Gully

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bersay & Associes

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bialer & Falsetti

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bingham McCutchen LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bird & Bird

8 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Birsel Law Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bitelli Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Blackstone Chambers

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Braganca Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Brinkhof NV

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Bruun & Hjejle

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bufete Quijano

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bulboaca & Asociatii

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

CIZEK | IP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

CMS Cameron McKenna

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

CMS Hasche Sigle

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Cabinet de la Taille

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Carey

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Charles Russell LLP

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Chiarottino e Nicoletti Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Christopher A Taylor, Barrister & Solicitor

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Clifford Chance LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Covington & Burling LLP

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Crowell & Moring LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Cugia Cuomo & Associati

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

DLA Piper LLP

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

DS Avocats

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

DSK Legal

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Dalla Vedova Studio Legale Associato

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Danowsky & Partners Advokatbyrå

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Dentons

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Dolde Mayen & Partner

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Donna N. Lampert, Esq

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Dorda Brugger Jordis

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

DowLohnes PLLC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Dr Norbert Wiesinger

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Drew & Napier LLC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Dunaud Clarenc Combles & Associés

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Estudio Beccar Varela

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Eversheds LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Føyen Advokatfirma DA

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Fernandez-Davila y Bueno Abogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

FerradaNehme

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

7 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Gaisie, Zwennes, Hughes & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gallastegui y Lozano, S.C.

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Gide Loyrette Nouel

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Gilbert + Tobin

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Goldberg Godles Wiener & Wright

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Gomez-Acebo & Pombo

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gonzalez Calvillo SC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Goodmans LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Gornitzky & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gorrissen Federspiel

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Greenberg Traurig LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Hached & Associés

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Hammarskiöld & Co

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Herzog Fox & Neeman

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Hogan Lovells

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Homburger

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Houthoff Buruma

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Independent Legal Consultant

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Indochine Counsel

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Ismen Law Firm

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

J Sagar Associates

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

J&A Garrigues S.L.P

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Jenner & Block LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Jessop & Proulx LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Jones Day

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Joyce A Tan & Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

K&L Gates LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

KOKKAS-KANELLOS & Associates, Law Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Kennedy Van der Laan

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Kim & Chang

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

King & Wood Mallesons

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Kleiner Rechtsanwälte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Korn & Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Koury Lopes Advogados

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Kraatz & Kraatz

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Kromann Reumert

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

LG@vocats

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lakatos Koves and Partners Ugyvedi Iroda

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lamay Sider Rahat Tsiddon Fink

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Latham & Watkins LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Law Offices of Kwame Agati

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

LawPlus Ltd

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lawler Metzger Keeney & Logan LLC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lee & Ko

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lenz & Staehelin

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Levine Blaszak Block & Boothby LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Lisa Thornton Inc

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lloreda Camacho & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lorne Salzman Law Office

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

M & M Bomchil

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Mallam Lawyers

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Mason Hayes & Curran

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Matheson

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Matthews Law

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

McCann FitzGerald

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Mehmet Gun & Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Minter Ellison Lawyers

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Mitico Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Monckton Chambers

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Mundie e Advogados

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

NCTM Studio Legale Associato

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

NSN Law Office

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Naqiz & Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Nishith Desai Associates

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Noll Keider Rechtsanwalts GmbH

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Olswang LLP

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Owen D Kurtin PLLC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Pamir Law Group

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Panetta & Associati

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Paul Usoro & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Pereira Neto Macedo Advogados - PNM

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Pierstone

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Pinsent Masons LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Plesner Law Firm

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Preiskel & Co LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

R. A. Codjoe Law Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Rajah & Tann LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Rifaat Associates

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Roca Junyent Advocats

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Rosenblatt & Company

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Schoenherr Rechtsanwaelte

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Selborne Chambers

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Setterwalls

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Sharon Raviv & Co Law Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Sidley Austin LLP

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Simmons & Simmons

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Simonsen Advokatfirma DA

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Squire Sanders

4 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Stikeman Elliott

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Sundfeld Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Synch Law

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Taylor Vinters Solicitors

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Taylor Wessing LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Thouvenin Rechtsanwalte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Tilleke & Gibbins

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Touma Law Office

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Towerhouse Consulting LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

TozziniFreire Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Trilegal

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Truman Hoyle

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Uría Menéndez

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

VISCHER Ltd

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

VVGB Advocaten/Avocats

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Vallarino, Vallarino & Garcia-Maritano

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Valli & Associati - Studio Legale

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Veirano Advogados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Webb Henderson

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Webber Wentzel

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Werksmans Attorneys

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Werksmans Incorporating Jan S de Villiers

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

White & Case LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Wiggin LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Wigley + Company

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Wiley Rein LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Wilhelm & Associés

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Wolf Theiss

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

WongPartnership LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Yangming Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

de Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

therightslawyers

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Çaǧa & Çaǧa

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

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