Schalast Rechtsanwälte is a member of the international network of law firms Multilaw. Together with partner law firms, we have created a Special Interest Group within Multilaw that focuses exclusively on the regulation of OTT providers. All law firms have long expertise in the telecommunications industry. This allows for a one-stop-shop approach to achieve clients’ compliance in all EU member states in a coordinated single effort.
However, if you have questions on the national law of any particular country, you have access to such specific advice as well. In this case, we would like to encourage you to contact our partner law firms directly. Insofar, please note that the group has members worldwide and is not limited to EU legislations. You can find the contacts of all member law firms below.
Croatia | Australia | Austria | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Czech Republic | Germany | Hungary | India | Ireland | Italy | Korea | Mexico | Montenegro | North Macedonia | Portugal | Romania | Serbia | Slovenia | Southeast Asia | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom | USA
Contact: Ricardo Henriques
The experienced cross-sectoral team at Abreu Advogados advises companies in all areas of the telecommunications sector. It helps companies on their digital transformation and the globalization of their activities. Abreu has advised clients with multiple profiles, including OTT clients, on regulatory issues relating to electronic communications, on transactions with partners and suppliers and the marketing of new products and services to the public.
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Contact: Alessio Amato
Contact: Rafael Fuentes Catano
For over thirty years, Gonzalez Calvillo has challenged the standards and rewritten the full-service firm model with a solution-oriented approach, evolving the practice of law in Mexico.
The law firm’s client roster is well diversified, as it represents a blend of local and multinational corporations across regulated and non-regulated industries, such as domestic and international financial institutions, governmental entities and individuals, including a substantial number of Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of legal matters.
Related to telecommunications and Over the Top Services, Gonzalez Calvillo’s team’s technical understanding of the telecommunications and broadcasting law and regulations along with the strong regulatory, constitutional and administrative litigation core, allows it to design adequate strategies for clients’ protection as well as to provide regulatory advice in the most challenging, innovative and ground-breaking projects (e.g., the Red Compartida Project in which the law firm represented the three Mexican Development Banks, with regulatory, telecom and constitutional advice) and cases (e.g., creating legal precedents).
Contact: Valerie Mayer
Herbst Kinsky, founded in 2005, has become one of Austria’s leading law firms. Its specialised and highly committed lawyers combine many years of experience, gained abroad and in reputable Austrian law firms. The firm’s practice covers a full range of services in all areas of commercial, corporate, civil and public law, including telecommunications law. In the field of telecommunications law Herbst Kinsky advises its clients on the use of infrastructure, the provision of communication networks and online communication services, the participation in frequency allocation proceedings as well as representing clients before Austrian courts and administrative authorities, in particular before the Austrian Telecom-Control Commission (TKK) and the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR).
(Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Serbia / Slovenia / Montenegro / North Macedonia)
Contact: Kevin Rihtar
Karanovic & Partners is a regional legal practice in Southeast Europe with tradition spanning two decades and cooperating offices in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. With more than 100 attorneys at law cooperating across the region, the law firm takes pride in its work, dedication and understanding of its clients’ industries and needs.
Karanovic & Partners’ cooperating lawyers advise clients on all aspects of telecommunication, media and technology regulations throughout South East Europe, bringing together experts from its intellectual property, employment, corporate and M&A, finance and tax, regulatory and commercial practices. The law firm’s clients include multinational corporations and local companies across industries, telecommunication carriers, service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, consultants, specialist contractors, software houses, broadcasters and content providers.
Contact: Sólyom Iván
Lakatos, Köves & Partners is a Chambers Band 1 and Legal 500 Tier 1 leading expert of the Hungarian telecommunication, media and technology sector. As the Hungarian telecom sector has developed since 1990, the law firm’s office played a leading role in the development of the regulatory framework, through privatisation, and in the market consolidation, hence gained a broad base of expertise in regulatory aspects of market liberalization and consolidation. Lakatos, Köves & Partners offers first-class legal responses to the 21st century challenges of the digital world advising clients on issues of data protection, e-commerce and interpretation of regulatory frameworks, such as the new media, telecommunication, and internet law in Hungary. It has been representing some of Europe’s biggest telecommunication companies, including Vodafone, Magyar Telekom, Invitel, Invitech, Digi, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Huawei.
Contact: Georg Berger
Schalast Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading law firms in Germany with offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart. Providing clients from the telecommunications and cable sector with comprehensive advice is a traditional focus of this law firm. Schalast is regularly engaged in international compliance projects, e.g., the worldwide rollout of M2M communications services. The regulation of OTT providers has been a focus of its lawyers for many years. In 2020, Schalast initiated the foundation of the Multilaw Special Interest Group on OTT communications to provide clients with a one-stop-shop solution for EU-wide compliance.