Telecommunication

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  • Corporate transactions at both local and international level in the telecommunications sector
  • Regulatory and telecommunications law issues of all kinds and regulatory strategies
  • Invitations to tender for purchasing telecommunications services
  • Proceedings before courts and public authorities (German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), German Federal Cartel Office and European Commission) as well as representation in mediation, arbitration and conciliation procedures
  • Drafting and negotiation of all relevant telecommunications contracts
    • Network access agreements (e.g. network interconnection, access to the local loop, bit-stream access, open access)
    • Reseller contracts
    • MVNO agreements
    • Leased line and fibre optic cable agreements
    • Procurement, maintenance, sales and cooperation agreements
    • Project agreements, outsourcing and insourcing contracts

Focus

We have extensive experience of structuring, managing, negotiating and implementing corporate transactions in the telecommunications sector at both local and international level. In addition to the conventional fields of activity involving agreements and regulatory matters, we advise companies on all network access issues (for example open access) and in the context of telecoms outsourcing projects.

Das ‘sehr gute’ Team von CMS [….] wird insbesondere für regulatorische und kartellrechtliche Expertise empfohlen, die Full-Service-Kanzlei hat jedoch auch erhebliche Erfahrungen mit vertragsrechtlichen und Transkations-Mandaten in der TK-Branche.

The Legal 500 Deutschland, 2017

Besides CMS’ transactional strength in the telecoms sector, the firm also has deep expertise in regulatory matters.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
24/12/2020
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The chal­lenges arising from data are count­less and in­es­cap­able in our matur­ing tech­no­lo­gic­al land­scape. To fu­ture-proof your or­gan­isa­tion, and un­lock op­por­tun­ity from your data, you need alert and ex­per­i­enced...

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07/11/2022
Opin­ion of the CJEU Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al on Art. 82 GDPR
Ac­cord­ing to the Opin­ion of the CJEU Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al, not every in­fringe­ment of the GDPR or mere an­noy­ance or dis­pleas­ure about it trig­gers a claim for com­pens­a­tion.   In some cases, the data pro­tec­tion...
02/11/2022
Of­com changes its ap­proach to net neut­ral­ity: how the UK might spear­head...
Over the course of the last 12 months, a num­ber of im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in net neut­ral­ity have taken place at EU level: cer­tain pre­lim­in­ary rul­ings res­ul­ted in the European body of telco reg­u­lat­or...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
26/05/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
18/03/2022
Post-Brexit: UK plaintiffs must provide cost se­cur­ity for pro­ceed­ings in...
Last year, long lorry jams made it clear to every­one what con­sequences Brexit will have for cross­ing the bor­der to main­land Europe. Far less known is the hurdle which UK com­pan­ies must over­come when they...
01/02/2022
Uni­fied Pat­ent Court starts fi­nal pre­par­a­tions
The Uni­fied European Pat­ent Court (UPC) has entered the fi­nal pre­par­at­ory phase. Aus­tria de­pos­ited its rat­i­fic­a­tion of the Pro­tocol on Pro­vi­sion­al Ap­plic­a­tion of the Agree­ment on a Uni­fied Pat­ent Court...
29/10/2021
EU Ac­tion Plan IP: Trans­par­ency to fa­cil­it­ate ac­cess to SEPs
In Novem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion is­sued the Ac­tion Plan IP to out­line its strategy for the pro­tec­tion of in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty in the EU and to fa­cil­it­ate ac­cess to know­ledge, data and tech­no­logy...
23/07/2021
GDPR 3 years on – The greatest hits (and misses)
More than three years have passed since the GDPR ap­plied and a lot has happened in the world of data pro­tec­tion dur­ing that time – fines, class ac­tions, court chal­lenges and more. We give our “playl­ist”...
14/07/2021
Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court clears the way for the Uni­fied Pat­ent...
The Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court (FCC) dis­missed two mo­tions for in­ter­im meas­ures against the Ger­man act ap­prov­ing the Agree­ment on a Uni­fied Pat­ent Court (UPCA). The way is thus clear for Ger­man...
11/06/2021
European Com­mis­sion’s IoT Sec­tor In­quiry: Pre­lim­in­ary Re­port pub­lished,...
On 9 June 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its Pre­lim­in­ary Re­port on the con­sumer In­ter­net of Things (the “IoT”) Sec­tor In­quiry which it launched last sum­mer (see press re­lease here and Q&As...
08/06/2021
European Com­mis­sion moves ahead with pro­posed 'Data Act' reg­u­lat­ing ac­cess...
On 28 May, the European Com­mis­sion launched an ini­tial con­sulta­tion on its plans for a ‘Data Act’, which would – if ad­op­ted – in­tro­duce rules for ac­cess to and use of data, both in busi­ness-to...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...