We understand that the communications sector is defined by change. As technologies, applications and regulations evolve, our clients respond with new ideas, innovations and business models. McCann FitzGerald works with them to anticipate challenges, meet their legal obligations and achieve their commercial objectives.
McCann FitzGerald has unrivalled experience in this sector in Ireland. Our clients include major network, broadcasting and media operators as well as regulators and other state bodies. We also advise companies who are bringing emerging technologies to market.
We cover the full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious work, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financing, joint ventures and access agreements. We also deal with statutory appeals, judicial reviews, competition complaints and regulatory compliance matters.
Tier 1 for Telecoms. McCann FitzGerald is active in handling contentious telecoms matters, acting for telecoms companies against both ComReg and other telecoms providers.The Legal 500, 2021
Band 2 for Telecommunications. Advises key clients on telecoms regulatory issues arising from their participation in infrastructure projects or the launch of new products.Chambers 2021
Tier 1 for Telecoms. Noted for its 'depth of knowledge and expertise', McCann FitzGerald has a broad client base including fixed line and mobile network operators, as well as innovative over-the-top, internet of things and cloud-based service providers.The Legal 500, 2020
Another interviewee values the team for being "highly responsive and having a clear understanding of our business."Chambers 2020
Esteemed TMT department offering a high level of specialisation... Frequently instructed by leading broadcasters and publishing companies, boasting particular strength in important defamation cases. Also advises key clients on telecoms regulatory issues arising their participation in infrastructure projects or the launch of new products.Chambers 2020
- Irish and EU regulatory and licensing/authorisation requirements
- Interconnection and access
- Market reviews, dominance/SMP issues
- Network provision and roll-out
- Wireless spectrum allocation
- Property and planning law issues
- Contractual issues, including supply terms and conditions
- Consumer protection
- Data protection and privacy
- Information society legislation and policy
- EU audio visual policy, including television without frontiers
- Public service obligations and USO
- State aid