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Ashurst

Telecommunications

2 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Recognised focus on corporate and commercial transactions in the telecoms space, including the development of new infrastructure assets or the procurement of capacity by non-traditional telecoms clients. Demonstrates additional experience in competition law appeals against Ofcom decisions. Further noted for expertise in regulatory, commercial and financing matters in African jurisdictions.

Strengths

"We have been extremely happy with the sound work and timely, thorough advice," one client asserts, adding: "The Ashurst team is always approachable and has the commercial awareness required to help us achieve contractual agreements in line with our business needs."

Another client says: "Ashurst provided seamless, cohesive and practical advice which allowed us to move quickly to negotiate and implement the transaction."

Interviewees comment that the team "has excellent subject matter knowledge and gives insightful observations."

Work highlights

Advised Facebook on contractual arrangements for its 2Africa project to build a telecoms cable to provide high-capacity connectivity between Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Notable practitioners

Amanda Hale routinely handles regulatory mandates relating to large telecoms infrastructure projects. She is equally adept at advising on infrastructure projects, network rollouts and various commercial arrangements.
"She has a deep knowledge of the telecommunications industry and a business-oriented mind." "Amanda is a telecoms expert who has an excellent knowledge of the sector and the issues that can crop up around the market."

Nick Elverston continues to command respect in the telecommunications market due to his expertise in transactional, commercial and regulatory matters. His enviable client base includes network providers, mobile phone operators and significant social media and technology companies.
"The man is a legend when it comes to telecoms - he's sharp as a razor blade and incredibly commercially astute." "He's a shrewd negotiator who is able to draw on his significant expertise to deliver good results quickly." "Nick is a heavyweight in terms of delivering concise advice and managerial support to ensure projects are completed on time. His standout industry knowledge and personal communication skills make him a pleasure to work with."

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Telecommunications


Amanda Hale
Band 2
Nick Elverston
Band 1