Telecommunications


Telecommunications

The telecommunications industry is rapidly changing. As technology speeds forward, telecom companies have to creatively keep up with recent trends while still remaining competitive and compliant with government regulations. KMNP Law has a team dedicated to supporting the telecom industry and facilitating the growth and success of our clients in that industry.

We represent telephone companies, broadcast and cable carriers, internet and broadband companies, and manufacturers that produce components used in data transmission. Our clients are among some of the largest telecommunications providers in the country. We advise on a broad range of telecommunications-related commercial, transactional, regulatory, and infrastructure matters, particularly those with an international dimension:

•         Regulation

•         Transactions

•         Disputes

•         Equipment Suppliers

•         Service Providers

•         Government and Public Telecom Operators

•         Privatization

Equipment Suppliers

We represent equipment suppliers on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters, including:

•         Agreements for sale, lease, and sharing of switches and other equipment

•         Distribution agreements

•         Joint ventures and consortia with operators

•         Vendor financing

•         Security interests in equipment

•         Equipment certification standards

•         Energy efficiency standards

Service Providers

We advise both established and start-up service providers, including carriers, co-location providers, and other service providers, on a wide range of matters. Services commonly provided include:

•         Obtaining individual licenses, blanket or class licenses, indirect access, and numbering allocations

•         Acting in acquisitions or disposals of other telecom operators

•         Drafting commercial service agreements

•         Negotiating interconnection agreements

•         Advising providers of voice telephony over packet switched networks

•         Negotiating submarine cable capacity purchase agreements

Government and Public Telecommunications Operators

We advise governments, public telecommunications operators (PTOs), and others on various aspects of privatizations and public offerings. Our experience includes:

•         Drafting appropriate regulatory legislation and concession agreements;

•         Restructuring PTOs for privatization;

•         Drafting prospectuses and information memoranda;

•         Advising on commercial implications of licensing and regulatory regimes;

•         Structuring consortia to bid for strategic stakes;

•         Performing due diligence; and

•         Making financing and security arrangements.

Privatization

KMNP Law advises clients investing in or purchasing government-owned telecommunications companies throughout the world on a broad range of corporate, tax, regulatory, securities, intellectual property, antitrust, and related issues that arise from such matters.  We pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the commercial and technological aspects of the telecommunications industry. Our experience in representing government regulators on privatization matters allows us to better serve our clients’ interests.


Contact Persons:

V. SHYAMOHAN
Partner
nair@kmnplaw.com
+11-45502527

NITIN WALIA
Partner
n.walia@kmnplaw.com
+11-45502527