Telecommunications, Media and Technology > Telecommunications

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) team provides extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of global telecommunications, and our lawyers serve as transactional counsel to top-tier telecommunications companies throughout the world, as well as new technology companies and other industry service providers. We represent and advise:

  • global telecommunication companies, including the world’s sixth-largest telecommunications services operator on its most significant transactions over the past 15 years and one of the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services on major acquisitions and divestments over the past 10 years
  • foreign governments regarding the privatization of their government-owned telecommunications facilities
  • international and domestic communications businesses in restructuring, sales and acquisitions, development of new infrastructure and a host of other commercial arrangements
  • financial lenders, underwriters and private equity funds in relation to investments (i.e., securities or bond offerings) and sales and acquisitions of telecommunications companies.

In conjunction with the firm’s regulatory, corporate and other cross-border practices, our TMT lawyers offer a full-service capability to clients, handling all aspects of their business needs. Our lawyers have the telecommunications industry experience, the global reach (with strong local counsel relationships) and the emerging markets transactional experience that equips them with the knowledge and skills to provide our clients with expert advice and navigate even the toughest markets. Our understanding of how business is conducted in emerging markets—and how that business interacts with national, regional and international geopolitical issues—is exceptional and positions us to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services to our clients in whatever market they operate.