Communications Regulation and Compliance
Communications, as a crucial tenet of the economy, is a highly regulated sector with serious compliance and supervision from public regulators and authorities. Technology, especially with the emergence of novel technologies, heavily influences the scope and ambit of telecommunications: the development of new technological products and devices has profoundly expanded communication and IoT capabilities. This emerging landscape is linked with a new regulatory framework, which governs both traditional and emerging forms and models of telecommunication.
As a result of our team’s extensive experience and specialized focus on emerging technologies, our lawyers possess an in-depth understanding of the substantive legal, regulatory, and policy issues as well as technical details on the telecommunications sector. Our practice in the area is extensive and covers many forms of telecommunication, including wireless, internet, broadband, satellite, telephony, radio communication.
Our team assists clients in secure authorization, licensing, or individual rights from the competent, domestic authority (“OCECPR”), makes relevant notifications to the said authority and handles all regulatory and operational needs. Obtaining authorization and licensing and navigating telecom regulations require specialized legal knowledge, deep market understanding, and appreciation of technical details. At the same time, due to the sensitive nature of the industry, political considerations also influence the regulatory processes and compliance procedures. Our telecom clients rely on our combined lawtech knowledge, expertise, our extensive work with our network of technologists, and our proven experience in the industry to successfully handle their regulatory needs.
Significant industry mergers and acquisitions face regulatory hurdles due to the closely regulated character of the industry. Our lawyers offer due diligence, risk assessment, and consultation services regarding the regulatory processes for obtaining the necessary approval by the relevant authorities.