Telecommunications

Regulated markets – digital economy

The transformation in the field of telecommunications is rapid. The increasing liberalization of the telecommunications market and expanding digitalization – hardly any other industry has developed as dynamically as the telecommunications sector. 

Our attorneys have actively participated in forming the developments in the last decades. They have advised our clients for many years in complex telecommunications law (TC law) matters and represent clients in all legal and regulatory issues at the national and European level. Our attorneys also know the special legal requirements in the digital economy and support companies to implement their innovative business ideas. The increasing linkage between things and processes (Big Data / Internet of Things) requires new, legally demanding concepts.

Our clients include telecommunications companies in the areas of fixed, mobile and satellite networks and service provision, internet and TV cable networks as well as digital media companies, industry associations and governmental agencies.

Our main practice areas

  • Advice in regulated markets, in particular in the communications and media sectors
  • Advice in access and tariff regulation proceedings as well as special control proceedings of anti-competitive practices in communications markets 
  • Advice on all types of spectrum management issues, including spectrum auctions
  • Advice at the interface of TC law and competition law, including representation in proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office
  • Advice on number allocation issues and proceedings 
  • Advice in telecommunications procurement proceedings
  • Advice on infrastructure projects, e.g. development of optical fiber networks
  • Identification and implementation of innovative business models in the digital economy
  • Advice on all types of TC law issues related to M2M communication, connected cars and the Internet of Things, including advice in drafting and negotiating relevant contracts 
  • Drafting and negotiating of all types of telecommunications contracts
  • Advice on IT security and IT compliance issues
  • Advice on data protection law 
  • Advice on TC law issues in M&A transactions
  • Representation of clients before the relevant public authorities as well as the national and international courts

Benefits for our clients

We offer advice from a single source at the highest level in all relevant issues related to telecommunications. You benefit from the close cooperation among the regulatory specialists in public law, the IT and data protection experts and our commercial attorneys in our various offices, always coordinated by a contact partner with many years of experience in the industry. We are highly experienced in advising on the implementation of innovative business models as a result of our start-up initiative (www.startupberater.com). We resolve cross-border issues successfully together with our partner firms for many years in the international network SCG Legal.