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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 Experts in Telecoms (Listed Alphabetically)

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All Firms in Telecoms (Listed Alphabetically)

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AELEX

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Akol Avukatlik Burosu

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Aluko & Oyebode

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

BBORS Kreuznacht Rechtsanwalte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Baker & McKenzie

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Bartsch Rechtsanwälte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Bird & Bird

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Birsel Law Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

CMS Hasche Sigle

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

City-Yuwa Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

DLA Piper LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

DMZ Legal

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Dolde Mayen & Partner

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Endeavour Law Office

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Femi Sunmonu & Associates

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Fieldfisher

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Gaisie, Zwennes, Hughes & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gallastegui y Lozano SC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Giwa-Osagie & Company

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gleiss Lutz

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gonzalez Calvillo SC

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Gun + Partners

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Haerting Rechtsanwaelte

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Heymann & Partner

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Hisata & Hashiguchi

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Hogan Lovells

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Ismen Law Firm

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Jones Day

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

K&L Gates LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Kleiner Rechtsanwälte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Kraatz & Kraatz

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Latham & Watkins LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Law Offices of Kwame Agati

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Lexkudoz

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Nishimura & Asahi

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Noerr

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Oppenhoff & Partner

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Osborne Clarke

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Paul Usoro & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Perchstone & Graeys

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Prime Solicitors

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

R. A. Codjoe Law Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Raue LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Rockville & Co

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Rosenblatt & Company

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

SKW Schwarz

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermuller

3 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Shindo & Matsumura Law Office

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Simmons & Simmons

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Solola & Akpana

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

TCI Rechtsanwälte München

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

TMI Associates

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Taylor Wessing LLP

5 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Tokyo Roppongi Law & Patent Offices

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Vogel & Partner

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

White & Case LLP

2 Telecoms Lawyers featured

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

tecLEGAL Habel Rechtsanwalte

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

v. Boetticher Hasse Lohmann

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

Çağa & Çağa

1 Telecoms Lawyer featured

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