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Telecommunication

Connecting Clients to High End Legal Advice

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Telecommunication industry group unites all legal expertise relevant for the telecom sector. Our specialists from the areas of information technology, regulatory, competition and contract law and M&A provide the full scope of legal services and advice required for the telecom industry.

As examples, our industry group supports telecom service providers in applying for the necessary registrations, assesses compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and determines the scope of applicability and the prerequisites of the legislation on lawful intercept.

„praised for ability to grasp both the technical and legal side of complex cases“

Who's Who Legal

Contact

Roland Mathys
Partner Zurich
David Mamane
Partner Zurich
Partner
David Mamane
Partner Zurich
Roland Mathys
Partner Zurich
Full Team
David Mamane
Partner Zurich
Roland Mathys
Partner Zurich
Dr. Samuel Hagenstein-Jost
Counsel Zurich
Dr. Samuel Klaus
Associate Zurich
Gabor Sebestyen
Associate Zurich
Amalie Wijesundera
Associate Zurich

Expertise

  • Filing of notifications, registrations and submissions for licenses for telecom service providers;
  • Drafting and negotiating of contracts relevant for the telecom industry (e.g. roaming agreements, service agreements);
  • Review of telecom related contracts from a competition law perspective;
  • Merger control proceedings in the telecom industry;
  • Legal advice on all aspects of lawful intercept legislation (e.g. scope of application, specific requirements);
  • Support in M&A transactions in the telecom industry.

 


Our experience includes:

  • Advice to a large European telecom and network company, in its endeavors to acquire the shares of a large network infrastructure provider. We have been advising on all questions related to the Swiss entities, assets, facilities, properties etc.;
  • Retention by an international provider of call analytics and value added services in establishing its business in Switzerland, by applying for the necessary registrations and safeguarding compliance with applicable telecom laws;
  • Legal advice to a Swiss tourist organisation in setting up a free WLAN network for its customers, including in particular regulatory advice (e.g. need for registration) and legal issues related to lawful intercept;
  • Legal support to global telecom service provider Vodafone in reviewing and negotiating international roaming agreements;
  • Retention by a global provider of voice, image, video and message conferencing services in setting up business in Switzerland, by analysing the regulatory framework and preparing the necessary notifications and registrations;
  • Representation of a European telecoms provider in proceedings conducted by the Federal Office of Communications with regard to telecoms licensing procedures concerning unfair business operations;
  • Representation of Husqvarna in telecoms regulatory proceedings regarding the usage of radio devices for lawn mowers;
  • Legal advice to a telecoms operator with regard to competition law aspects of fibre optic network construction cooperation agreements.

 

Awards and Recognitions

The group and leading practitioners are highly ranked and recognized amongst leading law firms in global directories and publications:

  • Chambers Europe in TMT
  • Legal 500 in TMT
  • WWL Switzerland and WWL Data and Communications international guide
  • Expert Guides