We advise European, North American, South and Central American, African, and Asian telecommunications, media and Internet companies, regulatory authorities, governments, and financial institutions on market entry and licensing matters equipment testing and authorization, spectrum usage, interconnection, access, numbering, carrier pre-selection, number portability, costing; and pricing. We help negotiate global service agreements and manufacturing and supply agreements, and advise on technology transfer and protection of intellectual property, enabling clients to pursue opportunities wherever they may arise. As the pace of global network integration grows, the importance of the submarine cables and satellite and data systems that link those networks grows as well. We have extensive experience in representing carriers that seek to deploy or to acquire rights to use such information and facilities. Clients seek our counsel on both the US and international implications of existing and emerging technologies, as well as regulatory and marketplace issues. In addition, we assist clients with multinational mergers and acquisitions from a regulatory, competition, and corporate transactional perspective.
Our firm's presence in the US and Europe (including a Canadian-qualified firm partner), as well as our experience in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, positions us particularly well to handle cross-border matters for our clients. We have long-standing relationships with regulators and highly specialized local counsel around the globe and have carried out assignments in over 70 countries. We have the ability to address clients' needs wherever they may arise.
Obtained clearance for AT&T's (formerly SBC) $89 billion acquisition of BellSouth Corporation.
Advised a startup client developing and bringing new products to market, including with respect to manufacturing standards, testing requirements, equipment authorization and labeling requirements, and import and country of origin requirements.
Advised client with respect to the testing, authorization, import, labeling, and sale of new devices.
Negotiated contracts for users acquiring telecommunications and information services.
Obtained clearance for SBC Communication's $16-billion acquisition of AT&T Corp. forming the new AT&T Inc.