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Practice Area Overview
A significant part of this practice concerns compliance with sector-specific regulation (licensing and authorisation, access and interconnection, numbering, spectrum, rights of way, network security and interception, price and other contract terms, mandatory services, reporting, and other regulatory obligations) and representation before communication regulatory authorities. However, communication lawyers should also assist in other regulation areas relevant to communication services and networks: personal data protection, consumer rights, planning and environmental protection, public procurement, electronic commerce, media regulation, and competition law. Being a sector in constant evolution with emerging technologies and overlapping markets, regulatory advice on prospective legislation and lobby with the policy makers are part of this legal practice.
The transactional part of communications law encompasses negotiation of all type of agreements with other competitors (access, interconnection, roaming, infrastructure and network sharing, establishment of technical standards), providers (rights of way, construction, rights of use and leases, equipment purchase, maintenance services, outsourcing, technology licences, content licences, agency and distribution, private equity and financing), and customers (general contract terms, resale, managed services, service level agreements). Communication lawyers also play a major role in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate advice to the communication industry.
Communication lawyers cannot disregard dispute resolution. The correct management of disputes range from early assessment review, negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution techniques to final arbitration or litigation. Dispute resolution may require the intervention of regulatory authorities or even litigation against such authorities. Expertise in the communication industry contributes to find agreeable business solutions to avoid conflict efficiently.
The practice of Communication Law inextricably reflects business, regulation, and technology intertwined in the communication industry.
Javier Fernández-Samaniego is Managing Director of SAMANIEGO Law, an alternative Iberoamerican law firm specializing in technology law and dispute resolution. Javier's international practice focuses mainly in Commercial/IT disputes (international litigation, arbitration, and ADR) and negotiations and major Tech & Privacy projects (new cloud and big data business models, outsourcing transaction, data protection review programs, etc.). Javier has vast experience assisting European cl...
Practice areas: Public Law, EU Law Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo is a Spanish State Advocate (Abogado del Estado) on leave of absence with extensive experience in EU litigation. He is an expert in regulated sectors (energy, telecommunications, media, and pharmaceuticals). He has been Partner of Pérez-Llorca since 2013. He was an agent of the Kingdom of Spain before the ECJ from 2004 until 2011. Law degree and certificate in EU Law (CEU San Pablo, Madrid, 1997)
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