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Telecommunications Transactions


McDermott provides comprehensive legal counsel to companies with interests in a broad range of TMT-related sectors, including mobile and fixed-line telephony, cable and satellite television, entertainment, film production and financing, software, hardware, outsourcing and telematics. In this complex arena, there is no substitute for firsthand experience: our lawyers have worked for years with TMT companies, in private practice and as in-house counsel.

We advise on mergers, acquisitions and other major transactions, negotiate and draft licensing, end-user and e-commerce agreements, consult on IT outsourcing projects, and provide guidance on regulatory compliance and government lobbying. We have significant international experience, having represented numerous companies in the process of entering and diversifying into North America, Asia, Europe and other international communications, media and technology markets.

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  • Telefónica S.A. with the acquisition of the German mobile operator E-Plus from Dutch rival KON, in a deal that would create Germany’s largest mobile phone operator
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks US LLC, a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation, in its acquisition via merger of Eden Rock Communications, LLC, a leader in self-organizing networks
  • Advising Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG), Germany’s leading telecoms operator, on ISP agreements with airlines for the provision of in-flight internet access services on airplanes and with regard to the European Aviation Network (EAN), a hybrid network which combines a satellite operated by Inmarsat, plc. with LTE-based ground network base stations operated by DTAG, including advice on the procurement agreements with Nokia for ground network components and related services as well as on regulatory questions in connection with the operation of ground network stations and legal intercept (LI) in Europe

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