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Information and communications technology

Our work includes:

Rapidly evolving technologies and regulatory environments offer opportunities and pose challenges for policy makers, regulators, service providers and investors. Each of these can influence the conditions that will enable optimal outcomes for their populations, markets, customers and shareholders.

We seek to help our clients capitalize on these opportunities and handle the challenges.

Some of our experience:

Advising several African governments on consortium, regulatory and privatization aspects of access to the new coastal ACE submarine cable.

World Bank advisors on the development of a regional fiber backbone in West Africa relying upon power sector network assets.

Representing a bidder in its US$ 4.3 billion bid for the third mobile licence in Saudi Arabia.

Advising regulatory authorities in numerous countries (including Solomon Islands, Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia) on all aspects of regulation, including managing licence tender processes, regulations designed to develop broadband, competition, interconnection and numerous other regulatory matters.

World Bank advisor on telecommunications sector reform in Yemen, the Solomon Islands, Liberia, Sudan, Fiji and Palestine.

Advising the National Media Council (NMC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a policy framework and legislative roadmap for the media sector.

Advising Turkey’s two largest conglomerates (Koç Holding and Sabancı Holding) preparing a bid for the privatization of Turk Telekom (with Chadbourne & Parke).

Advising the Palestinian Authority on tendering a second Palestinian mobile licence for which winning bidder Wataniya bid US$ 350 million.

Drafting new laws and regulations for governments and regulatory authorities for the communications sector;

Advising service providers on regulatory opportunities and risks;

Advising investors seeking to enter a country’s communications sector, e.g., bidding to acquire a license or an existing service provider; and

Negotiating, mediating or arbitrating disputes in the communications sector.

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