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Allen & Overy LLP

Telecommunications

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Significant telecoms practice that frequently acts on infrastructure transactions in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Advises on the structuring of new fibre optic joint ventures and on both the buy and sell sides of telecoms towers transactions. Assists with the negotiation of network sharing or outsourcing agreements. Broader team leverages corporate and competition law expertise to advise on major M&A deals that follow the trend towards consolidation of the telecoms sector. Also represents clients in satellite finance or capital markets transactions.

Strengths

Commentators appreciate the team's "good client service and commercial awareness."

An interviewee reveals: "They're responsive, pragmatic and demonstrate expertise in telecoms transactions."

One client remarks: "The service was excellent and they had a strong understanding of all commercial matters associated with the transaction."

Work highlights

Assisted Telesat LEO with the negotiation of procurement contracts and the financing of its low Earth orbit satellite constellation.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Kenning regularly advises multinational telecommunications companies and infrastructure providers in his role as counsel on the telecommunications, media and technology team at Allen & Overy. He has significant experience assisting clients with commercial acquisitions, disposals and financing transactions.

Tom Levine maintains an outstanding reputation for his broad telecoms practice, which encompasses financing and corporate transactions. He has further expertise in satellite project financing.
"He's super efficient, well organised, thinks strategically and is strong on the details of matters." "Tom is an expert in his field who is able to see matters from the client's perspective."

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Telecommunications


Andrew Kenning
Up and Coming
Tom Levine
Band 1