Telecommunications & Energy

Providing companies from the telecommunications and cable sector with comprehensive advice is a traditional focus of this law firm.

In times of rapidly increasing digitalisation in all sectors of the economy, companies in the telecommunications and cable sector form the backbone of this development, which is why very special know-how and industry knowledge is required to provide this advice.

Here we make full use of many years of (in-house) experience.

Our advice services in the area of Telecommunications in particular focus on the following areas:

  • Advising on all regulatory issues
  • Representation before the Federal Network Agency, including decision-making bodies, e.g. fee approval, abuse, network access and interconnection proceedings
  • Advising on all data protection issues, numbering, licensing, easements, security breaches and telecommunications surveillance
  • Drafting of end customer contracts including advice on customer protection issues
  • Conducting proceedings before the administrative courts
  • Conducting civil and antitrust proceedings relating to telecommunications (e.g. due to abusive access refusal) and due to contractual disputes and cases of damage or loss
  • Negotiations with other market operators including contract drafting (interconnection and other advance performance contracts)
  • Advising on public tenders in the area of broadband expansion
  • Contract drafting and negotiations with content and service providers
  • Drafting and negotiation of key account, distribution and end customer contracts
  • Advising on telecommunications outsourcing and joint venture contracts
  • Conducting regulatory compliance audits

Since forward-thinking telecommunications networks are needed for a networked "Industry 4.0", broadband expansion is another area on which the law firm provides advice.

Our international network Multilaw also ensures that we can also advice on and manage contracts and negotiations in nearly all important jurisdictions.

Our advices services in the area of Energy has been shaped by the turnaround in energy policy. This requires stable networks and a functioning, decentralised feeding-in of electricity, gas and district heating. Sustainable solutions are needed here on the part of network operators and network users. The ongoing development processes for such solutions often demand innovative and diverse advice services, which is covered perfectly our interdisciplinary practice group team of experienced telecommunications, IT and energy law lawyers.

We advise network operators and service providers especially in the following areas:

  • Advising on all regulatory issues
  • Representation before the Federal Network Agency, including decision-making bodies, e.g. fee approval, abuse, network access proceedings
  • Conducting proceedings before the administrative courts
  • Conducting civil and antitrust proceedings against competitors
  • Negotiations with other market operators including contract drafting