Expertise

Media & Telecoms

We have one of the foremost Media and Telecoms practices in Ireland, acting for some of the world's largest technology companies.

In terms of our media practice we advise both traditional media and new social media companies on a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues.

We understand that traditional and social media cannot be viewed in isolation from telecoms and this is reflected by our range of legal expertise in the industry. Our lawyers act for both private and public sector clients including the national regulator, ComReg, and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR), and leading telecoms providers such as Virgin Media, BT, BSyB and Three Mobile.

We advise on all aspects of commercial and regulatory law in the telecoms sector, including relations between private operators and engagement with public bodies. 

With recent convergence of the media and telecoms sectors, our expertise in these areas ensures our ability to provide the full range of legal requirements sought by both national and international clients.

Our Services

Some of the issues we advise on include:

Media (incl. social media)

  • Irish and EU media law
  • Broadcasting rights
  • Production agreements
  • Contract negotiations
  • Engagement with the broadcasting regulator (BAI) and DCENR
  • Irish and EU competition law
  • Cross border regulation
  • Compliance with codes of conduct
  • Change of control and media plurality issues
  • Data privacy
  • Internet applications
  • Defamation

Telecoms

Recommendations

Chambers Europe, 2016

"has all the resources you need."

Legal 500, 2016

at ‘the top of the game’

Recent Work

Media

  • Advising Liberty Global (owner of Virgin Media) on all aspects of its 2015 acquisition of Ireland’s only independent national TV channel, TV3. Advising a range of clients on the new media merger regime in Ireland, including on engagement with the BAI and DCENR.
  • Advising Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ and the largest cable-TV network in the country (Virgin Media) on a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues.
  • Advising Facebook and other social media platforms on media and telecoms matters.
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

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Philip Nolan

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