DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Baker McKenzie

Telecommunications

2 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Handles significant commercial agreements on behalf of traditional telecoms companies and major international regulatory mandates for OTT and digital service providers. London office coordinates global teams to advise on changes in the data protection regulatory environment and on the differing treatment of telecoms services between local regulators in European and global jurisdictions. Benefits from close ties to leading UK telecoms operators that require assistance with diverse commercial mandates, including the negotiation of network sharing agreements or transformation of telecoms networks to make use of cloud services.

Strengths

Interviewees appreciate that "they provide a high-quality service and have lawyers who are approachable and technically excellent."

One client reveals: "They are incredibly pragmatic, very efficient and provide a commercially-focused service."

Another client says: "They keep us updated and understand our business requirements."

Work highlights

Advised an OTT service provider, MagicLab, on its sale to Blackstone for USD3 billion.

Notable practitioners

Robbie Downing is highlighted for his international regulatory expertise in the telecommunications sector. He assists clients with risk assessments and privacy reviews, as well as issues that sit at the intersection of  telecoms and IT services. One client notes: "He is incredibly supportive and has a wealth of experience in this area."

Steve Holmes frequently represents significant telecoms clients in commercial matters, including advising on regulatory implications of transactions. His enviable client base consists primarily of international communications companies and financial institutions. "He is very commercial and experienced," an impressed client remarks, adding: "He is definitely someone you want on your side in a tough negotiation."

This page contains Chambers Research content only

Ranked departments can:
  • License the use of Chambers content
  • Access Research Analytics
  • Tailor profile information

View other firms ranked in this practice area

View firm profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Telecommunications


Robbie Downing
Band 3
Steve Holmes
Band 2