European Competitive Telecommunications Association


For three decades Bird & Bird has been at the forefront of developments in international communications law, advising on some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes the industry has seen. We remain active in fixed technologies and helping our clients work through the challenges and opportunities raised by next generation networks whilst also embracing mobility as the heart of modern life.
We have acted as a full service legal provider for many of the world’s leading communications, broadcasting and internet companies as well as banks and government bodies. We assist on strategic, operational, corporate and contentious aspects of our clients' business and are proud to help our clients achieve real commercial advantage.
Our global team advises on the full scope of communications matters, from regulatory and commercial to M&A, intellectual property and disputes, using specialists from our different practice groups: banking & finance, commercial, competition & EU law, corporate, dispute resolution/arbitration, franchising, intellectual property (including electronics patent litigation, copyright, trademarks /brands and transactional IP), HR services, employee incentives and benefits, outsourcing, privacy and data protection, public projects and procurement, real estate, regulatory and administrative, tax and trade and customs. These specialists have extensive experience of advising communications businesses and on communications related matters. Our extensive and ever-developing experience has provided us with a deep understanding of how customers source communication services and the legitimate concerns they have on their side of the table. We offer clients a one-stop-shop at which to address the issues they face, including:

•    big data
•    cloud services
•    convergence
•    cyber and IT security
•    data centres
•    export control
•    infrastructure projects including broadband roll out
•    internet of things / M2M
•    mobile payments and apps
•    MVNOs
•    network sharing
•    satellites
•    smart metering and networks
•    spectrum auctions, sharing and trading
•    undersea cables
•    wireless developments

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Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our aim is to be the leading English law firm combining specialist business law and private wealth advice internationally. We provide transactional, regulatory, advisory and litigation & dispute resolution services to major corporates, privately owned businesses and individuals.

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Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 39 countries and more than 70 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.
 
‘Your World First’ is our promise to you. This means we are client-centric, have world vision and are performance driven.
 
Client-centric – Being immersed in the industry sectors our clients operate in, including communications, is at the heart of what we do. Our business is structured according to the industries our clients work in, delivering technically excellent lawyers who talk your language.   
 
World vision – We have deep local expertise in many jurisdictions and major global centres. CMS has a track record of expanding to meet client needs.
 
Performance driven – CMS takes pride in first-class execution and project management – we deliver results, not just opinions. This approach to service delivery is the same everywhere, based on a common training programme and a shared understanding of what our clients value.

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The Croatian Chamber of Economy is an independent professional and business organisation of all legal entities engaging in business. It was established in 1852, organised in European tradition and on the so-called continental model of Austrian and German chambers with compulsory membership. Every company registered with the Commercial Court is a member of the Chamber.

The Croatian Chamber of Economy consists of the Headquarters in Zagreb and 20 county chambers. Among these, the Zagreb Chamber represents both the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County. Functionally, the CCE consists of 8 departments dealing with the respective branch of the economy, and it also includes 40 professional associations, 87 groups and 19 affiliations. Apart from this, within the CCE act five business centres, Permanent Arbitration Court, Conciliation Centre, Court of Honour and CCE Office for Areas of Special State Concern.
The Croatian Chamber of Economy is run by the Assembly, Management and Supervisory Boards, President, who is elected by the Assembly, and five Vice Presidents. The members of the Supervisory Board and Assembly are elected from among reputable business people. Together with the Chamber’s working bodies, they promote, represent and protect their members’ common interests before governmental authorities home and abroad.

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Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with 19 offices across the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and the US plus a formal Association with Koh Vass & Co in Hong Kong.

With over 200 expert partners and more than 700 talented lawyers we provide clients with consistently high standards of service and commercial cross-border legal advice tailored to their industry. Our discrete national firms combine the very best of OC with an understanding of the local business environment and in-depth legal expertise in each jurisdiction. 

We work with leading telecoms operators, mobile service providers and technology suppliers around the world. Our aim is to help our clients take advantage of the opportunities presented by providing new digital services and content to consumers and business users. The global nature of the telecoms industry means that our work is by nature international. As well as helping non-European providers enter the EU markets, we regularly advise on projects outside Europe. Our team advises on complex transactions, regulatory and competition issues and is highly experienced at handling regulatory and commercial contract disputes.

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A Law Firm with Global Influence

The world is becoming more interconnected. Legal and regulatory environments are overlapping as economies converge and industries spread across borders. Increasingly, trade agreements are driving integration and informing public policy. Within nations, the public and private sectors are also working more closely together.

For our clients to succeed in this complex environment, they need access to relevant information and astute advice, either within their own jurisdiction or across multiple locations. Locally, regionally or globally, they need inspired insights that will enable them to understand and navigate the shifting landscapes they operate within. 

Squire Patton Boggs has come together to combine the strength, influence and resources of Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs. 

We now have more than 2,600 colleagues across 44 offices in 21 countries. Together, we collaborate effectively across a diverse range of local, regional and international markets, business models and practice areas. Our team serves private and public organizations, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies, public-private partnerships and local and national governments. 

Our strong local and regional positions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America, together with deep-rooted connections on the ground, mean we can focus on the needs of individual clients in all the countries and cities we call home. Alongside this, we have long-established relationships with regulators in Washington DC, Brussels and beyond. 

In fact, we now sit at the very nexus of the legal, political and business arenas. 

This is our opportunity to become key influencers – on any and every geographic scale. 

For our clients, this means we can give them unrivalled access to expertise across more practice areas. No matter when and where they need us, we can draw on our heritage, mobilize our networks and find the optimum solution to each new challenge – not just prescribed courses of action. Whether they want to go to the next level locally, evolve or become global players, we have the know-how to support them. 
For us, our combination gives us a powerful new platform on which to maximize relationships and open doors for each and every partner, colleague and client.

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Türk Telekom, with 175 years of history, is Turkey’s world-class, the first and largest integrated telecommunication and technology services provider. 

In January 2016, Türk Telekom unified its mobile, fixed voice, broadband and TV products and services under the single "Türk Telekom” brand, offering its customers the complete range of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and IPTV services. Türk Telekom has also a wide service network and product range in the fields of individual and corporate services. 

Turkey is one of the largest telecom markets in EMEA region with over 77 million growing population and increasing number of households. As of March 31, 2016, Türk Telekom has 17.7 
million mobile, 13 million fixed access lines, 8.2 million broadband subscribers of which 1.6 million is fiber subscribers. Türk Telekom provides services in all 81 cities of Turkey with more than 34,000 employees with the vision of introducing new technologies to Turkey and accelerating Turkey’s transformation into an information society. 

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