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.
‘Approachable. Practical and tailored advice.’The Legal 500, 2022
‘Great experience of regulatory litigation in the telecoms sector, good hindsight and understanding of the client’s constraints, objectives and long-term goals. Provide wise and sound advice.’The Legal 500, 2022
‘An esteemed TMT department. The legal team also advises key clients on telecoms regulatory issues arising from their participation in infrastructure projects or the launch of new products.’Chambers Europe, 2022
‘I have great appreciation for the fact that McCann FitzGerald's legal advice always takes into account the wider context and the objectives and constraints of the organisation, also in the longer term, not only the short term,' remarks an interviewee.’Chambers Europe, 2022
‘Another source adds: "We were kept in the loop and updated by the law firm. The updates were timely and informative and allowed us to make reasoned and informed decisions.’Chambers Europe, 2022
- 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
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