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Rob Bratby has over 25 years of experience as a telecoms, digital and data lawyer. He has worked for the UK telecoms regulator, in-house at a leading European telecoms carrier as well as leading City and US law firms in London and Singapore.

“…one of those rare lawyers who really does understand the business imperatives behind the legal situations businesses find themselves in…”

Rob’s private practice work experience includes:

  • 2020 – ongoing: Principal Solicitor, Bratby Law
  • 2017-2020: Partner, Head of International Telecommunications, Internet and Media (based in London) at Washington DC law firm, Arnold & Porter
  • 2011-16: Managing Partner, Asia (based in Singapore) at London telecoms, media and technology law firm Olswang
  • 2008-11: Partner, Head of Commercial (based in London) at London telecoms, media and technology law firm Olswang
  • 2005-08: Partner, Head of Telecoms (based in London) at Chicago law firm, Mayer Brown
  • 2003-05: Counsel at Washington DC law firm, WilmerHale
  • 1994-98: Trainee and Associate at global law firm, Baker & McKenzie

Rob worked in-house at leading European competitive local access provider COLT Telecom from 1998-2003, during which time his experience included:

  • Director of Partnerships, Alliances and Channels to Market
  • Director of Business Development
  • Manager, Legal & Regulatory

Rob worked at the UK telecoms regulator, Oftel 1995-1996.

Rob held a short service limited commission in the Royal Artillery and served in West Germany 1989-1990.

Rob’s education includes:

  • 2015-16: INSEAD, International Directors’ Programme in Corporate Governance
  • 1998-2003: Henley Management College, MBA
  • 1997- 98: University of Bristol, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • 1993-94: Nottingham Law School, LPC
  • 1990- 93: University of Cambridge, St. John’s College, BA(Hons), MA (Cantab), Natural Sciences and Law

Rob now lives and primarily works from London. He lived and worked in Singapore 2011-2016 and worked widely across ASEAN.He also works from Italy and Singapore.

Writing, blogging and networking:

  • Member of the International Institute of Communications
  • Member of International Bar Association Communications and Technology committees
  • Member of Legalmondo – a non-exclusive international lawyers network
  • Member of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association
  • Member of the Internet Services Providers Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Experienced blogger
  • Experienced conference speaker and chair
  • Judge for Total Telecom’s World Communications Awards2011-2021
  • contributing Editor of International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Internet and Media Law

Contact & Links

Location

  • 40 Bank Street, Level 18
    London E14 5NR
    United Kingdom

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Cambridge, BA (Hons) MA (Cantab), graduated 1993

Bar Admissions

  • United Kingdom, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Singapore, Registered Foreign Legal Practitioner 2011-2016

Affiliations

  • International Bar Association - Communications and Technology committee member
  • Law Society of England and Wales - Solicitor

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in United Kingdom 2023 for work in:

  • Technology Law
  • Telecommunications Law

UK Telecoms Regulation after Brexit


UK Telecoms Regulation after Brexit

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UK Gigabit fibre access regulation and funding


UK Gigabit fibre access regulation and funding

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Ofcom sets regulatory framework for voice services in the UK


Ofcom sets regulatory framework for voice services in the UK

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