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Francisco Fuentes Ostos

Mr. Fuentes has broad experience in telecoms, antitrust and mergers & acquisitions. His practice focuses on merger analysis and review, antitrust litigation, and counseling work. He regularly advises buyers, sellers, and investors in complex merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Fuentes has been involved in several antitrust filings made before the Mexican antitrust authorities (Ifetel and Cofece), in national and international review proceedings derived from mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions, as well as in administrative proceedings regarding the investigation of anticompetitive conducts (both absolute and relative monopolistic practices). His expertise also includes developing and implementing antitrust compliance programs and in acting in telecommunications regulatory matters.

Mr. Fuentes has significant experience with cross-border and international M&A transactions.

EDUCATION:
  • Foreign Associate; Clifford Chance, New York, 1992-1993.
  • Master of Laws, University of Cambridge, 1992.
  • Admitted to practice in Mexico, 1990; Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico 1985-1990.

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C.:

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. (“MACF”) was founded in Mexico City in 1994, integrated by a team of the highest qualified lawyers, focused in providing professional legal services with the highest quality to meet its clients’ business needs. Nowadays, MACF is a leading firm in the Mexican market, profoundly engaged in quality and responsiveness; it has established itself as one of the most prominent Mexican law firms and therefore it is recognized as one of the best firms in many practice areas.

The Firm started out as a financial, securities and M&A legal boutique. We currently have 18 practice areas which allows us to offer integral legal services.

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Grant Buchanan

Grant Buchanan is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto.

He is an experienced communications lawyer who has focused his practice on broadcast and telecom regulation and Copyright Board work. Mr. Buchanan has a broad understanding of the communications industry, related agreements and the framework for broadcast and telecom regulation and financing.

He was with WIC Western International Communications Ltd. for 12 years, primarily as Vice-President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Buchanan is well-known and highly respected in the communications industry. Prior to his work at WIC, he was with The Bank of Nova Scotia for seven years.

Telecoms Law Practice:

As a telecommunications carrier, content provider, broadcaster, investor or regulator, you need expert industry-specific legal advice to operate effectively in the global communications industry.

Our telecommunications clients have included telecommunications companies, satellite carriers, mobile and fixed wireless networks, cable operators, and other service providers, Internet and e-commerce services, private equity investors and financial institutions, regulators and governments in Canada and internationally.

Canadian Practice — We advise telecom carriers, new entrants and other Canadian and foreign telecom industry players on legal, policy and regulatory issues. We counsel on telecom-related business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and a wide range of commercial agreements. We also advise investors and financial institutions supporting these operations.

The Canadian government appointed Toronto partner Hank Intven to the three-member Canadian Telecom Policy Review Panel. The Panel’s March 2006 report recommended a comprehensive overhaul of Canada’s telecom policy and regulation.

International Experience — We have worked on telecom matters in more than 35 countries. We have advised investors, governments, regulators and other industry players on developing regulatory frameworks (legislation, policies and regulation), licensing matters, privatization of state-owned telecommunications companies and competition issues, among others. We have advised international operators and investors on expanding into new markets.

Our broadcasting clients have included conventional television networks, pay and specialty television services, radio, satellite radio, direct-to-home satellite, cable and other broadcasters (both exempt and licensed). We have also advised cultural industries that produce a wide range of content, including audio and audio-visual producers and clients in the film, book and magazine publishing sectors.

McCarthy Tétrault:

Through our relentless focus on client success, our team delivers integrated legal solutions to complex business issues. We do this by actively listening to our clients and understanding their needs, their business and their industry.

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City, as well as London, UK.

We have a history of taking bold steps — from building Canada’s first national law firm model to incorporating an integrated structure — to better serve our clients. Our approach creates a single, client-focused team that takes advantage of our size and scale, and frees our lawyers to do what they do best: delivering customized legal services that help you achieve your goals.

We promise our clients and our people better results and a better experience. We are delighted to have been selected as one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2015, and for the third consecutive year as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2015, in recognition of our deep commitment to excellence in all aspects of our business.

Passion. Excellence. These traits drive all McCarthy Tétrault lawyers to deliver outstanding client service. Experience the McCarthy Tétrault difference and sense first-hand how integrated competencies, depth of knowledge, expertise and experience can be your competitive advantage.

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Tom Butcher

Tom is head of the Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) group of Simmons & Simmons in the Middle East. His experience includes outsourcing, procurement, technology transactions, telecommunications, IP and data protection law.

Tom advises on telecoms regulation, telecoms infrastructure projects and commercial contracts in the telecoms sector as well as telecoms M&A. Tom also advises on complex technology procurements, outsourcing, e-commerce and data protection matters; and media licensing and regulation.

In addition, Tom’s expertise extends to transactional and non-contentious IP matters. This includes advising on the acquisition of IP rights, licensing arrangements, collaborative research and development arrangements and joint ventures. He also advises on the non-contentious aspects of patents and know-how (trade secrets), trade marks and brands, domain names, copyright (including broadcast rights), designs and sponsorship rights. Tom also has extensive experience of advising a wide range of clients on the steps needed to protect and exploit their IP.

Telecoms Law Practice:

We work closely with our clients to understand the underlying products and services forming the basis of the deal, enabling us to ensure that our advice is commercially aware and relevant to each transaction.

Simmons & Simmons:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.

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Alfonso Silva

Partner and head of Carey’s Corporate / Telecom Group. His practice areas span from corporate and business law, financing, mergers and acquisitions to the regulatory and transactional aspects related to the telecommunications industry, including the Telecom law and regulations, concessions, licenses and permits, and state contracts. Mr. Silva has been appointed representative and/or board member of several multinational companies operating in Chile, including banks.

Telecoms Law Practice:

After 5 years under discussion in the Chilean Congress, on June 11th, 2012, the long expected bill that regulates the installation of telecommunications antennas and its towers has become a Law in Chile. Law N° 20.599 (the “Antenna Law”) affects not only the new telecommunication antennas and towers to be installed in the future but also some of the infrastructure already installed within the Chilean territory.

One of the most significant innovations contained in the Antenna Law is the new requirement of an installation permit which will be granted by the corresponding local authority: the Municipal Work Department. According to the Antenna Law, the relevant telecoms operators will now have to comply with a complex procedure on which the direct participation of the affected community is considered, before the installation of any antenna and its tower.

Depending on the height of the antenna tower (higher than 12 meters or higher than 3 meters and lower than 12 meters) the documentation and information that will have to be filed before the Municipal Work Department will vary.

Similarly, the applicable procedure for obtaining the installation permit will be different depending not only on the height of the antenna towers to be installed but also on other special situations related to the areas where the antenna towers are intended to be installed, such as “risk areas”, “protection areas” or “touristic interest areas”.

In rural areas and when the antenna tower height is equal or less than 3 meters as well as in some other special cases, an installation notice will be enough requirement for installing an antenna and its tower.

Another important new obligation that the Antenna Law sets forth for the telecoms operators is the requirement to implement one of these 2 alternatives at the moment of installing an antenna and its tower:

i) Camouflage of the antenna and its tower. This mechanism consists in a sort of “costume” for the antenna and its tower in order to prevent the urbanism impact caused by these structures and harmonize them with the corresponding environment. Typical examples of this kind of measure are the antennas and its towers camouflaged in the form of palms, trees, bell towers, etc.

ii) Mitigation measures in favor of the community. According to the Antenna Law the mitigation measures may consist of either (i) the implementation of telecommunication services, or (ii) the improvement of green areas, pavements, bike lanes, luminaries, ornament or other similar measures.

According to the installation procedure established in the Antenna Law, the members of the community affected by the installation of an antenna and its tower will be entitled to participate in the decision for the selection of one of the above mentioned options.

Carey Abogados:

In 1905, Francisco Carey (1873-1946) begins to practice law independently in Antofagasta, a major business center in the north of Chile. His law firm grows steadily and his clients include the major mining and nitrate companies of the time. One of such clients, the Antofagasta-Bolivia railway (FCAB), a U.K. corporation whose stock is still traded on the London Stock Exchange, was counseled by three generations of attorneys of the Carey family over the last one hundred years.

Since its foundation, Carey has been committed to professional excellence. It is a core conviction of the firm that the practice of law is an honorable and enriching activity, which carries with it the responsibility of following the highest ethical standards.

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Javier Marzo Cosculluela

Javier Marzo is a partner of the Corporate Department since 2004 and co-responsible of the Telecommunications & Media Industry.

His area of expertise is corporate law. He has participated in a number of M&A, reorganizations and private equity transactions particularly in technology, telecoms and media companies, energy and infrastructure, as well as privatizations and cross-border transactions in the some of the mentioned sectors. He also advises clients on general corporate matters on a regular basis.

In the telecoms and media sector, Javier Marzo has been involved in many of the most relevant and complex transactions that took place in the last years in Spain, including IPOs. He has also wide experience in regulatory and contractual matters where he is recognized in the market as an expert. Javier Marzo advises telecom operators and other clients in start-ups, public tenders, special projects (such as fiber deployment or MVNOs), state aids and other proceedings before the telecommunications and media authorities.

He was international associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. He is co-responsible of the US Desk in Garrigues.

Javier Marzo is included in several directories such as PLC Which Lawyer, Best Lawyers or Chambers&Partners, in the practice area of Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT), both in Chambers Global and in Chambers Europe´s editions. Also, Mr. Marzo was awarded with the ILO Client Choice Award 2010 in M&A, Spain.

He lectures Communications Law at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-1 and E-3) since 2006. He also collaborates with the Centro de Estudios Garrigues within the International Business Law Program and he has lectured Telecommunications and Media Law in different postgraduate programs (Instituto de Empresa, ICADE, Carlos III, CEU, Universidad Europea de Madrid). He has been speaker at seminars and conferences in different institutions.

Mr. Marzo is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Telecoms Law Practice:

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.

Garrigues:

Garrigues is the Iberian Peninsula’s leading tax and legal services firm in terms of professional headcount and billings. We know the industry inside out and provide value added to each and every one of our clients.

Our history dates back to 1941, when brothers Joaquín and Antonio Garrigues Díaz-Cañabate founded the law firm J&A Garrigues, which went on to amass enormous prestige in the second half of the 20th century. Following the merger with Arthur Andersen, Asesores Legales y Tributarios (ALT) in 1997, the Firm took its place among Europe’s largest and most influential practices. In 2002, in the wake of the disappearance of the Andersen Worldwide network, Garrigues opted to continue as an independent concern and embarked on a new phase, marked by the business-first approach and global vision that have made the Firm the market leader.

At present, our team is made up of more than 2,000 people and offers advice the world over on the whole range of business law-related matters.

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Peter Curran

Peter Curran is a Partner in the Projects Group.

According to Chambers UK 2014, “Peter is the go-to lawyer for telecoms companies and public authorities in commercial, regulatory and technical matters in the TMT sector”.

“Head of [Public Procurement] department Peter Curran is ‘extremely professional and thorough’ according to his clients, who also praise his ‘excellent knowledge of procurement procedures and law’”. Chambers UK

“[Peter Curran] is highly regarded for his experience in advising clients on major projects and PPP/PFI. Peers note his strength in complex procurement for local authorities.” – Chambers UK

Sources say: “He is always available and his knowledge of procurement law and practice is second to none. His advice is pragmatic and informed.” – Chambers Europe 2014

Peter has extensive experience of advising public and private sector organisations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the procurement of projects and contracts across various sectors, including waste, education, technology, communications, social housing, health and energy. He has advised awarding authorities, funders and bidders on some of the most significant procurement exercises on the island of Ireland in recent years. He also advises on procurement litigation and has been involved in a number of the leading cases, both challenging and defending award decisions. Peter is recognised for his procurement expertise by leading independent directories such as Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 and he is the only Northern Ireland lawyer listed for Procurement in Who’s Who Legal 2014.

Peter has a background in technology and communications law, having been legal counsel to Vodafone Ireland for five years. He has extensive experience of advising on regulatory, commercial and contractual matters in the areas of electronic/mobile commerce, data protection and privacy, outsourcing, gaming, broadcasting and telecoms. Peter counts among his clients various Government Departments, leading industry players and a range of other operators active in the ICT sector in Ireland and further afield.

Telecoms Law Practice:

Technology, and its pace of and potential for development, is an inspiration. As technology moves, we are challenged to be creative – to identify options, to find innovative solutions, to enable the pursuit of technological and business goals whilst retaining control of risk. This is where Eversheds excels.

We are at the cutting edge in terms of our understanding of the shifting technology environment and can help you with the resulting legal issues. We have a large group of specialist TMT lawyers who focus on IT, which means we can provide you with the help you need at the right level and the right times.

Eversheds understand your industry and how technology companies operate. This experience hasn’t just been gained by representing technology companies, we have also seconded team members to companies including Accenture, HP and Cisco.

Eversheds is a true technology sector specialist with a strong UK and international practice. As such, we will have often advised others before you on the issues your business is facing.

This avoids any concern you may have about your lawyers getting ‘up to speed’. We act for approximately 250 information technology suppliers, including those supplying software, systems and IT services (consultancy, maintenance and support and outsourcing) and products to consumers and/or businesses. We also act for many customers in the technology sector. This means that we understand the pressure points from both perspectives and can help you strike the right deal which is both deliverable and meets your goals.

Eversheds:

Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Committed locally, but connected globally, with offices based in the world’s major economic centres, with a proven track record of delivering consistently high quality legal services across jurisdictions.

The firm has developed organically over the past decade working for corporate organisations of all shapes and sizes in countries where they want to do business. Lawyers in all locations share the same values, ways of working and understanding of what clients really want. The past year has seen further international expansion for the firm. In the Middle East, the firm has become the first international player to establish offices in Iraq and is now one of the largest international players on the ground, with local lawyers based in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Doha, Dubai and Riyadh.

As a modern, progressive law firm, Eversheds sets itself apart through its people, culture and its attitude to change. Quality is a matter of personal pride to everyone and staff of the highest calibre are recruited and retained by the firm. Collaborative working and innovative thinking is encouraged and supported at all levels, meaning that clients enjoy an offering that is constantly evolving and improving to meet their changing needs. This has led to pioneering approaches to the law such as genuine project management and measurement of results that leads to cost predictability and control. In particular, the firm is noted for effectively delivering complex, multi-national legal services through one point of contact.

Relationships with clients are deep and genuine. An understanding of the sector and business culture which each client operates in, is a given. Collaboration is seen as a way of providing the most effective advice. Trust and accountability are the bedrock of all the firm’s client relationships.

Every year, Eversheds breaks new ground and is a firm that offers a clear alternative to those who want more from their lawyers.

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Jeffrey J. Blatt

Jeffrey J. Blatt leads the Tilleke & Gibbins technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice. Consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in this area by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Telecoms & Media Lawyers, Jeffrey provides legal and business counsel in the fields of satellite direct-to-home (DTH) pay television broadcasting, cable and iPTV systems, telecommunications 3G/4G systems, cloud based services, data protection, cyber security and Internet threat mitigation, motion picture production, M&A/joint ventures, and IPR technology transfer and licensing. His representation includes defining strategic and business objectives, leveraging technology acquisitions and capabilities to create new market opportunities, and cross-border negotiations on behalf of both telecom and broadcasting operators and vendors in the communications, technology, and media/entertainment fields.

Since 1981, Jeffrey’s practice has kept pace with the rapid evolution of technology, from handling intellectual property protection and technology matters arising in motion picture production for virtually every major studio in Hollywood to representing a broad spectrum of Silicon Valley clients on issues of intellectual property, technology licensing, cyber threat and enterprise risk mitigation, as well as transactional matters. He was previously a partner at the law firms of Irell & Manella LLP and Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP, both in Los Angeles, California.

Jeffrey further expanded his dynamic practice, as General Counsel to a major broadcasting and telecommunications player in Asia, to include technology acquisition, satellite procurement and space segment licensing, encryption/conditional access system licensing, antipiracy enforcement, interactive services deployment, and international regulatory matters. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Telecom Plc and sits on its Senior Tender Board and Technology Sub-Committee, and is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. Jeffrey also acts as Special Counsel to Astro All Asia Networks and Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.

Jeffrey holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Security Studies, with Highest Distinction, from Tiffin University in Ohio. Jeffrey is a member of the California state and U.S. Federal Bars, and he is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.

Telecoms Law Practice:

Tilleke & Gibbins helps cutting-edge players in the high-technology, media, and telecommunications industries shape and succeed in the creative economies of Southeast Asia. We specialize in defining strategic and business objectives, negotiating contracts, managing disputes, and capitalizing on technology acquisitions and capabilities to create new market opportunities.

Our dynamic Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) team is headed by Jeffrey J. Blatt. Jeffrey leveraged his many years representing high-profile clients in Silicon Valley and Hollywood to become a leading practitioner in Asia’s TMT sector. Since 1981, Jeffrey has represented new economy businesses in the fields of satellite direct-to-home (DTH) pay television broadcasting, cable and iPTV systems, telecommunications and GSM, GPRS, 3G mobile technology acquisition, computer systems and software, semiconductors, multimedia, motion picture production and special effects, the Internet, and satellite systems.

The TMT group and the intellectual property (IP) group work in tandem to protect innovation, including ensuring the clearance and licensing of intellectual property as it relates to film, television, radio, and Internet content. Both our TMT and IP groups are recognized as leading practices by publications such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Tilleke & Gibbins:

Since our founding in 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins has grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand, while also expanding our client services into Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar . We are proud to represent leading multinational corporations and innovative startups across a wide range of industries.

Little did William Alfred Goone Tilleke know when he stepped ashore in Siam in 1890 that he would create a law firm that would endure, proudly bearing his name, for over 120 years. He could not have imagined that his law firm and its people would play a role in shaping the legal system of Thailand or predicted the world events that would in turn shape the law firm.

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Christian Teo

Christian Teo is a Legal Counsel and Advocate for the purposes of Indonesian law. He is also a Receiver and Administrator registered with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights as well as being registered with the Indonesian Financial Institutions & Capital Market Supervisory Board as a Capital Market Legal Consultant. Previously a partner with the Indonesian correspondent of an international law firm, he left in 2004 to set up his own firm.

Christian advises on the Indonesian legal and commercial aspects of foreign and domestic investment, information technology, telecommunication projects, real estate and hotel transactions; franchising; structuring and drafting joint venture, corporate, and corporate-transaction documentation; and corporate re-structuring.

Christian has been heavily involved in IT/Telecommunications projects and transactions, which include, among others, assisting clients in various Indonesian Government contracts, establishing operating entities to undertake projects, advising on pioneering joint venture telecommunications companies, drafting documentation for the operating entities, drafting and reviewing various IT/telecommunications-related commercial contracts, and steering licensing approval documentation through government agencies.

Telecoms Law Practice:

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firm since its 2004/2005 Edition has acknowledged that the founding partner of the Firm, Christian Teo: “…(has) enjoyed excellent reputation for IT and Telecom works…” and the following editions continue to recognize the same reputation. In addition, the same publication has since 2001, continuously recognized Christian as the only leading individual in the IT/Telecoms/Media category in its “Leading Individuals” listing for Indonesia.

The Firm has been actively representing a number of clients on corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisition transactions in the telecommunications, information technology and broadcasting (including media) industries, including preparation of required documentation and the procurement of required approvals. The Firm also assists and represents clients in connection with various Indonesian Government contracts, preparing bid documents, establishing operating entities to undertake projects, advising on pioneering joint venture telecommunications companies, drafting documentation for operating entities, establishing joint venture companies, drafting and reviewing various IT/telecommunications-related commercial contracts and steering licensing approval documentation through government agencies.

Christian Teo Purwono & Partners:

CHRISTIAN TEO PURWONO & Partners is a dynamic corporate and commercial law firm founded by Christian Teo (SH, LL.M), in 2004, as CHRISTIAN TEO & Associates. Christian Teo was previously a partner with the Indonesian correspondent of an international law firm and has been recognized as the “leading individual” in the IT/Telecoms/Media industry.

The Firm is staffed by dynamic and energetic lawyers, who are recognized in the marketplace for their professional service as well as for their technical expertise and professional achievements. The quality of our lawyers ensures that the Firm is well-equipped and prepared to both respond to the fast changing landscape of legal developments in Indonesia and to provide the best possible legal services to our clients.

Since its establishment, the Firm has received acknowledgements from the Asia Pacific Legal 500 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms as one of Indonesia’s leading corporate and commercial law firms, and from Chambers Asia – on Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading and highly recommended firm in telecommunications and real estate transactions.

The Firm practice was strengthened in 2005 with the arrival of Bill Sullivan (B.Com, LL.B, LL.M, M.Com, MBA, SJD), a former international equity partner of a global law firm. Bill speaks and writes regularly on various aspects of the 2009 Mining Law and, as a licensed foreign advocate, Bill has been instrumental in the continuous development of the Firm’s mining and natural resources practice. The Firm is now a leader in advising on the 2009 Mining Law and its implementing regulations.

In January 2011, the Firm adopted its current name when Dini S. Purwono (SH, LL.M), a former partner of a well regarded local law firm, came on board to establish the Firm’s securities and capital markets practice.

Commencing in November 2011, the Firm has entered into an association with Stephenson Harwood, an international law firm, which provides a platform to the Firm to launch its international practice.

The Firm’s history is still in the making and will ensure that its future with our clients is long lasting.

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Gjergji Gjika

Gjergji Gjika, is the founder of Gjika & Associates Attorneys at Law. He has extensive experience in the telecommunication and audio-visual media sectors, assisting some of the leading Albanian and international companies.

His expertise in the area varies from compliance validation in the offering of communications and information technology services, through to personal communication, satellite communications, roaming and interconnection. He regularly advises clients on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and competition, as well as copyright and intellectual property.

TMT Law Practice:

We advise our clients on every aspect of TMT, including commercial, regulatory, corporate, competition, interconnection issues, online contracts, data protection, intellectual property, copyright and consumer protection, employment, dispute resolution, tax issues, as well as, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

Our clients range from international to domestic telecommunication companies, media and broadcasting companies, newspaper and publishing houses, TV and radio broadcasters, internet service providers.

Gjika & Associates:

Gjika & Associates is a dynamic business oriented law firm established in 2013 as a fruitful joining of highly skilled attorneys with extensive experience in the national and international arena.

Our attorneys possess the right combination of skills, experience and international understanding to help clients achieve their business goals. We identify and manage key commercial and legal risks, cutting through the law and solving the business and legal issues sympathetically. The firm possesses a complete understanding of the subtle differences and local approaches, laws and customs, and may thus facilitate with an integrated approach the transaction management obstacles faced by our clients.

We advise on all aspects of domestic and cross-border transactional and general corporate issues, including acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance, mergers and re-organizations, equity capital markets, joint ventures, public and private mergers, and strategic alliances, litigation before arbitration panels, courts of all instances, as well as before the European Courts in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Our aim is to satisfy our clients through a deep understanding of their needs, their businesses, and their industries, and by providing excellent, responsive, and innovative service. Our attorneys are focused on solution to our clients combining our professional excellence in our work with a business-oriented approach.

We put intense effort into our work and actively look for ways to deliver the best results for our clients and so for our firm. We act as an integrated team, working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and collegiality.

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