Rob Bratby provides regulatory and transactional advice to clients in the telecoms, media, and technology sectors in Europe and Asia.

Rob provides regulatory counsel in the telecoms, media and technology sectors and on data privacy and cyber security issues more widely. He advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, equity and debt investments, and provides strategic counsel to companies and their boards. He advises on complex commercial transactions including: telecoms networks, network sharing, interconnection and access, MVNO/MVNE, roaming, broadcast and transmission, construction, maintenance and operation of terrestrial and sub-sea cable systems, satellites, cloud, mobile services and applications, digital and mobile money, e-commerce and m-commerce, sourcing and procurement, robotic and AI process automation, resale, distribution and partnering arrangements.

Rob has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and structuring foreign investment into emerging markets, and he lived and worked in Singapore 2011–2016. Rob's experience before joining the firm includes working in-house at a telecoms operator and working for the UK telecoms regulator.


EU Copyright Reform: good news for authors and artists behind the headlines…
The Digital Watcher
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws and Regulations 2019 (12th Edition)
Contributing Editor and Co-Author (United Kingdom Chapter), Global Legal Group
Net neutrality 2018: where do we stand now?
International Institute of Communications (IIC), UK Chapter Event, London
UK Supreme Court: rights-holders must pay costs of blocking IP-infringing websites
The Digital Watcher
What is the impact of the new Ofcom penalty guidelines?
The Digital Watcher


Chambers UK
Best Lawyers in the UK
Telecommunications (2017, 2020)
The Legal 500 UK
Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
IT and Telecoms


  • MBA, Henley Business School, University of Reading
  • MA, Cambridge University
  • BA, Cambridge University, with honors
  • England and Wales

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