Telecommunications & Media

Garrigues boasts a group of professionals specialized in the Telecommunications & Media industries from different legal areas. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide comprehensive and highly specialized advice, providing real and valuable solutions to our clients and helping them solve their legal and tax needs in all their business fields, activities and transactions.

We understand the industry challenges related to technological convergence, new business models in the digital environment and management strategies, protection of intellectual property rights, crises in audiovisual traditional models, net neutrality issues, new generation networks or the increasing importance of the spectrum, to mention just a few of the important key aspects at present.

The multidisciplinary team specialized in the Telecommunications & Media industries comprises our best professionals with extensive experience in providing advisory services to a variety of companies, from start-up and seed projects to major players in the industry, including telecom operators, broadcasters, content providers, internet companies, media conglomerates, social networks, advertising and media agencies, specialized funds and even regulators in the industry. We work closely with other Garrigues professionals involved in the technology, outsourcing, privacy and data protection, regulatory, intellectual property, antitrust, financing, taxation and litigation practices.

We participate in transactions and advise on complex projects. Garrigues has been recognized in international directories for outstanding leadership and dedication in the telecoms and media areas, being our own clients who have emphasized the excellent quality of our work. It is worthy to mention that Garrigues’ TMT practice is ranked band 1 in the leading directory Chambers.

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Corporate transactions
    • Mergers and acquisitions.
    • Sale and purchase of business units and branches of activity.
    • Other corporate transactions.
    • Privatizations.
  • Regulation
    • Regulatory advice on electronic communications.
    • Antitrust law matters related to the industry (SMP) and merger control.
    • Access to infrastructure, networks and interconnection.
    • Numbering.
    • Public service obligations.
    • Radio spectrum.
    • Proceedings with regulatory authorities.
    • Telecommunications taxes.
    • Tender and auction processes.
  • Industry contracts
    • Interconnection and access.
    • MVNOs.
    • Roaming.
    • Lease of capacity and circuits.
    • Infrastructure sharing.
    • Operation and maintenance.
    • Outsourcing.
    • Data centers.
    • Contracts with subscribers and end users (GT&C).

MEDIA

  • Corporate transactions
    • Mergers and acquisitions.
    • Sale and purchase of business units and branches of activity.
    • Other corporate transactions.
  • Regulation
    • Audiovisual regulatory advice, antitrust matters and merger control.
    • Significant holdings and foreign investment.
    • Content regulation and viewer rights.
    • Commercial programs and channels, advertising, sponsorship and product placement.
    • Tender and auction processes and proceedings before the regulatory authorities and registries (national and regional).
  • Industry contracts
    • Transactions affecting licenses.
    • Station association and affiliation agreements.
    • Content agreements, audiovisual rights and channel licensing.
    • Production, co-production and distribution of content.
    • Audiovisual project finance (gap financing, completion insurance, complex financing structures).
    • Advertising and sponsorship contracts.
    • Distribution of content via social media and other electronic channels and multiservice platforms.
    • Contracts deriving from media projects (above-the-line/below-the-line).

LAWYERS

Best Lawyers:

  • Javier Marzo (Communications, Media, Information Technology).
  • Sergio González Galán (Communications, Information Technology).
  • Carmen Chinchilla (Communications, Administrative Law, Public Finance).
  • Carolina Pina (Media, Entertainment, Intellectual Property).
  • José María Anguiano (Communications, Information Technology)
  • Manuel Cortizo (Communications)
  • Manuel Bueno (Information Technology, Media)

 

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