Communications and technology are vital in every company. When things go wrong with telecommunications or IT infrastructure, they often go wrong spectacularly. Business-critical functions fail, products are delivered late or not at all, customers complain, costs amount and competitors move in. That’s when you learn that agreements can be flawed, documentation is inadequate.
Often, new technologies and services are made possible long before regulations can even contemplate their existence. Attention to detail regarding technical regulations is of the essence when understanding how to implement cutting-edge technologies. The telecommunication services industry is heavily regulated. Deep understanding of technologies and adequate access to regulatory bodies are essential to the success of a business in this industry.
Our Information Technology and Telecommunications Group leads the way in helping companies in all industries efficiently manage the legal aspects of technology investments and transactions, from electronic commerce and Internet 2.0 technologies to satellite telephony, television networks and complex technology licensing and outsourcing.
Our legal experience in this field ranges from helping to create government policy, to implementing first of their kind projects and technologies, to practical, day to day legal assistance and contract drafting on a variety of issues. Perhaps it is in the telecommunications and information technology field where we can take most advantage of our global knowledge, which we can put to work for our clients in a very efficient manner, tapping into resources and experience from any corner of the world. We can help with:
- Regulation and licensing processes
- Access, interconnection portability, roaming and peering arrangements
- Spectrum clearing, licensing and auctions
- Content regulation
- International matters
- Electronic media
- Contractual and joint service matters
- Product homologation and technical certification
- Mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration
- User rights and universal service obligations
- Data protection and privacy
- IT outsourcing
- Network infrastructure and security
- Entertainment and gaming