Norton Rose Fulbright

Telecommunications Department

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What the team is known for Particularly strong with regard to commercial, corporate and financing transactions in the telecoms space, including high-profile partnership agreements in support of UK infrastructure projects. Acts for lenders and borrowers on the agreement of new corporate or project finance facilities. Enjoys a strong reputation for work on infrastructure transactions across Africa, principally concerning telecoms towers. Also handles global regulatory compliance projects. Additionally represents telecoms clients in High Court proceedings and international arbitrations.

Strengths Clients regard the firm's lawyers as "experts in the telecommunications sector," in addition to praising the team for its "extremely professional and prompt service."

Interviewees commend the firm for its "ability to mobilise a lot of resources in a short timeframe."

Work highlights Represented Vodacom on its proposed joint venture with Safaricom for the acquisition of IP rights to the M-Pesa mobile financial services platform.

Notable practitioners

Oliver Stacey
advises on acquisitions and financings in the telecoms sector, particularly those with international elements. Clients say: "He is very proactive, reactive and business-oriented."