Communications & Technology
The dynamic nature of the Communications and Technology industries demands an aggregate institutional knowledge and experience that we are uniquely equipped to offer. Our ability to deliver sound counsel to our clients is reflected in the firm's range of projects, from traditional regulatory and transactional work in telecommunications and media to representation involving advanced technologies, convergence and the Internet. European Counsel has called our communications practice "one of the strongest in Washington."
Recent government reports and statements from politicians signal a shift toward increased scrutiny of large technology companies for potential monopolization violations.
Paul, Weiss represented John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) in its acquisition of a 35 percent equity stake in Phoenix Tower International from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities.
Paul, Weiss is representing global leader in business communications Mitel Networks Corporation in its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
Paul, Weiss represented South African media group Naspers in its disposal and placing of approximately 2 percent of the issued share capital of Chinese internet giant Tencent.
Paul, Weiss is representing wireless technology leader Qualcomm Inc. in connection with an unsolicited proposal from Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom.
As reported in The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss is representing Lendlease Group in its establishment of a $5 billion infrastructure joint venture with SoftBank Group to develop and own telecom infrastructure assets in the United States.
Paul, Weiss represented Mitel Networks Corporation in its $531 million all-cash acquisition of Sunnyvale, California-based communications solutions company ShoreTel, Inc.
Paul, Weiss is representing fiber-optic infrastructure services provider FirstLight in its acquisition of 186 Communications, another fiber-optic service provider.
In this video interview, corporate telecom partner Patrick S. Campbell discusses the intersection of commercial and non-commercial uses of the wireless spectrum, specifically recent developments in the use of satellite and wireless broadband spectrum for educational initiatives that would benefit students all over the world.