The Communications Group advise and counsel various licensees, investors
and customers in the areas of telecommunications services and equipment,
cellular, GSM and other mobile telecommunications services, as well as
prominent media services in the areas of television and radio
broadcasting, cable television systems and print media. Due to the
complexity and breath of communications transactions, RMDT
communications attorneys often work in unison with RMDT corporate,
antitrust, international and tax attorneys, as well as attorneys skilled
in the area of privatizations.
The Group offers unique expertise in traversing the intricacies of
regional regulatory schemes to obtain the requisite licenses and other
governmental authorizations in order to facilitate the client's smooth
involvement, or transition, into the communications business. The Firm
provides unparalleled communications service based on its significant
experience with the regulatory framework of the Romanian Agency for
Communications and Information Technologies.
In addition to the general representation of communications clients
before the relevant authorities, RMDT's communications attorneys work on
a wide range of international, regional, national and municipal issues.
Such attorneys further analyze regulatory policy-making issues, develop
appropriate strategic positions for clients and present them in
licensing proceedings before various government agencies. Working
closely with RMDT corporate and antitrust attorneys, the Communications
Group further handles the regulatory issues that arise from transactions
involving communications companies. Aside from providing the regulatory
assistance crucial to a successful transaction, these attorneys
substantively participate in structuring the acquisitions of regulated
companies, the privatizations of telecommunications companies and the
formation of joint ventures to provide communications services.
Specifically, RMDT advised one of the world's major telecom operators in
the acquisition and privatization of RomTelecom - the largest foreign
investment made in Romania since the fall of Communism in 1989. Not only
did RMDT attorneys structure the transaction and perform the complete
due diligence examination of the company, but they successfully
stewarded this complex transaction through the Competition Council in
the first-of-its kind procedure which has set the precedent for all
future applications before the Council. Furthermore, RMDT Communications
attorneys have counseled clients in the acquisition and licensing of
various radio and television stations, cable television companies and
several Western telecoms in a broad variety of matters dealing with the
Romanian Agency for Communications and Information Technologies'
applicable regulations and laws.