Acquisition of BellSouth Corporation
Our attorneys represented AT&T (formerly SBC) in its $89-billion acquisition of BellSouth Corporation (the Regional Bell Operating Company serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). This transaction unified the ownership of Cingular Wireless and heralded new advances in the integration of wireless and wireless communications services. Our attorneys helped AT&T obtain approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice, as well as approvals or clearances from competition and regulatory authorities in a number of countries. The firm also handled the national security and government contracts issues associated with the acquisition.