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The telecommunications industry is changing; the transformation is fast, bold, and irreversible. Your business needs to assess the challenges and opportunities raised by next generation networks offering further improved network performance and reliability, higher capacity, new applications, new business models and innovative services.

We have been at the forefront of developments in international communications law for three decades, advising on some of the largest, most complex, and ground-breaking transactions and disputes the industry has seen. You will benefit from our unmatched experience in advising technology communications network and service providers on international telecoms regulatory matters.

Known for the depth of telecoms expertise across our extensive footprint, we support you through a coordinated team capable of delivering seamless cross-jurisdictional regulatory advice. Our clients, from both emerging and developed markets, include leading communications, broadcasting, satellite, and internet companies as well as banks, government bodies and regulatory authorities.

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Thomas Jones’s knowledge of telecommunications and regulation is second to none. He is a highly skilled telecommunications, regulatory and competition lawyer.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Pre-eminent TMT practice across Europe with an outstanding reputation in the IT and telecommunications sectors. Advises a wide range of global clients on regulatory and commercial mandates, with experience acting on technology-related disputes and satellites.

Chambers Europe 2019

Strong coverage of all areas of TMT, with particular strength in telecommunications matters. Often represents telecoms operators in appeal proceedings against ACM decisions on the regulation of access to the market, as well as offering noteworthy experience in Dutch, EU and ITU regulatory matters.

Chambers Europe 2021

Graeme Maguire advises on both commercial and regulatory issues in the telecoms sector, including key industry issues such as the rollout of 5G. “He has the ability to listen to what you want to do and distil it into the documentation you need to put it in place”

Chambers UK 2020

Maintains a commanding position in the UK telecoms landscape, advising on contentious and non-contentious regulatory and transactional issues. Possesses a large team of corporate, commercial and telecoms regulatory lawyers who serve a diverse client list that includes managed network and data centre service providers.

Chambers UK 2022

Bird & Bird offers ‘extremely good industry knowledge and technical understanding’ and advises both landline and mobile telecoms clients and convergent services providers.

Legal 500 EMEA 2018

The large and experienced telecoms team at Bird & Bird has a multidisciplinary approach and draws on strength from the firm’s global technology and communications group.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Bird & Bird LLP successfully applies its international skills to advise network operators, converged service providers, mobile operators and re-sellers on various matters, which are frequently set in a cross-border context.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

International powerhouse Bird & Bird is renowned for its extensive telecommunications and media practice.

Who's Who Legal 2018

International powerhouse Bird & Bird is renowned for its extensive telecommunications and media practice.

Who's Who Legal 2018

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Bird & Bird represents DE-CIX in legal action against Germany's Federal Intelligence Service

Sep 22 2016

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