The services we offer media & telecommunications clients are constantly evolving to meet the demands of a sector that is changing rapidly. We have in depth experience which ensures our clients are well-informed and well positioned to deal with the regulatory and market changes.

Media

We have been involved in some of the largest media transactions involving Irish entities to include amongst others acting for (i) Communicorp Group Limited, the largest radio operator in Ireland, in numerous transactions in Ireland and in the extensive acquisitions of foreign radio stations and (ii) acting for Alpha Newspaper Group in the acquisition of various newspapers. We have also been involved in various other significant corporate media transactions in Ireland, acting for both buyer and seller.

In addition we advise on an array of commercial arrangements for media operators. We also advise on restructurings and private equity investment, joint ventures and other corporate transactions involving media and telecommunications companies.

We advise on a broad range of media matters to include:

  • Competition and Regulation
  • Publishing
  • Defamation and Rights Protection
  • Advertising and Sponsorship
  • Film Financing and Production
  • Music Rights and Production

Telecommunications

We regularly advise a range of clients including broadcasters and media operators, regulators and state bodies.  Our clients include Irish and international operators in the telecommunications, broadcasting, wireless telegraphy, cable and satellite business and regulatory bodies with whom we work closely to understand their business and objectives.

We advise on a broad a full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters to include:

  • Licensing and authorisation;
  • Regulatory to include competition law, compliance, consumer protection, investigations and state aid;
  • Network build, provision and roll-out;
  • Interconnection and access agreements;
  • Procurement, content supply and outsourcing arrangements;
  • Data privacy;
  • Various commercial arrangements involving telecommunications companies;
  • Property, planning and environmental law issues;Consumer law and protection;
  • Terms & Conditions for supply of good/services

We also work closely with our colleagues in our Mergers & Acquisitions Unit, Intellectual Property & Technology Unit, EU Competition & Regulated Markets Unit and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Unit.

Experience

  • We advised Posterscope Ireland Limited in relation to their acquisition of the PML Group.
  • We acted for longstanding client, Communicorp Group Limited, in the sale of AS Radio SWH Latvia to Cinamon Holding OU, an Estonian based entertainment company.
  • We acted in the sale of the entire issued share capital of Inland Fibre Telecom Limited to euNetworks Ireland-Private Fiber Limited.
  • We acted for Amartus in the sale of its telecoms network management business to Huawei.
  • We acted for the shareholders of Mobile Travel Technologies Limited in the sale of the entire issued share capital to Travelport Group Investments Limited.
  • We acted for the shareholders of Saongroup Limited in the sale of Saongroup Limited to StepStone.
  • We acted for Blue Cube in its merger with McCann Dublin to form a new agency operating under the name McCannBlue.
Head of Practice
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Deirdre Kilroy

Partner
Media and Telecommunications

dkilroy@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5866


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