Our cross-office team regularly advises telecoms, technology and media clients on issues facing the industry. Our clients range from start-ups and boutique investors to market-leading global corporations, including mobile network operators, telecoms infrastructure companies, fiber network and data center owners, equity investors and debt providers, broadcasters, and technology companies.
& Elkins is well recognized for telecommunications infrastructure
transactions worldwide. While often involving attributes found in mainstream mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, these transactions exhibit many features unique to
the telecoms industry. Our team has significant experience relating to the
negotiation and drafting of specialized industry documents, particularly in
relation to telecom tower transactions. These
include master lease, build-to-suit and service level arrangements.
continue to see high levels of transactional activity and growth, so too is our
team regularly advising on the resolution of disputes in the sector. We have extensive experience with intellectual property disputes
involving the telecom industry. In
particular, we have extensive experience with patent litigation and other intellectual property
disputes involving telecommunications hardware and software, especially with
wireless communications. We have handled
such cases for both patent owners and for defendants, including cases for a major
wireless carrier in the U.S. and for a major smartphone manufacturer.
Our team has developed extensive experience, which enables us to be one
of the few law firms that has the necessary knowledge and international
presence to advise clients in this area.