The Corporate/Commercial Department includes various groups of professionals specializing in telecommunications law, widely held to be among the most prestigious and renowned practitioners on the Iberian market.
Our multidisciplinary approach and expertise enables us to provide specialist integral advisory services to the telecommunications and audiovisual sectors, providing added value to clients.
We have taken part in some of the most high-profile, complex and largest deals on the Iberian market.
Garrigues boasts a team of lawyers specializing in the telecommunications industry with a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to investors, operators and public authorities in the industry, whether on commercial transactions and privatizations, or on industry contracts and compliance.
Moreover, as regards infrastructure, the Firm has provided integral legal support in projects for the construction and laying of networks, rights of way, infrastructure sharing and equipment supply.
We have seasoned professionals who can draft and negotiate contracts between operators and third parties (wireline and wireless network interconnection and access, VNMOs, roaming, capacity rental, IRUs, undersea cabling, O&M outsourcing, induced traffic, content buying) and advise on contracts with customers and users.
Garrigues advises on all compliance-related aspects of the telecommunications industry (voice, data, audio and video on any platform), including aspects resulting from the legal status of the operator and from consumer and user rights. Our practitioners also represent clients in proceedings before the industry’s regulatory authorities, including applications for administrative authorizations and concessions for the use of the radio spectrum.
Radio and Television
Garrigues also has extensive experience in advising investors and operators in television, radio and other media industries. Our services cover the legal regime governing radio and television service providers, the assignment of licenses and concessions, the sale and purchase of communications enterprises, association or affiliation agreements and advice on participation in public calls to tender.