Adv. Abramowitz specializes in the fields of telecommunications and media and leads the firm’s activities in these fields. He has some 25 years of experience in guiding companies and foreign investors through complex telecommunications projects and has advised many investors and international consortia in telecommunications projects in Israel and abroad.
Adv. Abramowitz has worked extensively on the regulatory structure of liberalized telecommunications markets and maintains close professional relationships with experts in this field worldwide, including with the regulatory departments of telecommunications operators in North America, Europe and the Far East. He is experienced in drafting and negotiating contractual agreements in the telecommunications field, including interconnection agreements, bilateral and peering agreements, network acquisition agreements, purchasing of international facilities and services and partnership agreements between telecommunications operators.
Adv. Abramowitz frequently appears before the Ministry of Communications on regulatory issues, as well as before other regulatory authorities such as the Cable and Satellite Television Broadcasting Council and the Second Authority for Television and Radio. He also appears before Parliamentary committees on pending legislation in the field of telecommunications and media. In recent years, he has represented clients before the High Court of Justice in high-profile matters relating to telecommunications and media regulation, such as: the reduction of network termination fees paid to cellular operators; the scope of ministerial authority in interconnection-related decisions; voice over broadband licensing criteria; the implementation of the open access provisions included in the Telecommunications Law; licensing and ancillary authorities of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council.
Adv. Abramowitz has published several articles on telecommunications law in legal journals and often lectures at conferences on this subject. He was recently named by the PLC Cross Border Media and Communications Handbook as one of Israel's leading lawyers in the fields of telecommunications and media -
a member of the Israel Bar Association’s Telecommunications Committee.
Recent Significant Activities:
Represented a telecommunications operator in establishing an IPTV platform, including purchase of infrastructure,
equipment and programming, as well as purchasing content.
Represented a telecommunications operator in mediation with the ICC against an international supplier of media networks.
Represented an internet provider with respect to regulations pertaining to client arrangements.
Represented a cellular operator in administrative and legal proceedings pertaining to mobile interconnection fees and a number of other regulatory issues.
Represented a television channel in legislative proceedings relating to payment of carriage fees to multi-channel television platforms, and in subsequent
High Court of Justice litigation.
Represented several television channels in legislative proceedings related to digital terrestrial television legislation.
Represented leading international telecommunications operator and internet service provider in significant international capacity purchase agreement.
Represented international joint venture for deployment of WiMAX networks in developing countries, including negotiation of license terms, provision of regulatory counsel, and negotiation of agreements with suppliers.
Represented a telecommunications company in a series of private equity investment transactions totaling $20m.
Ongoing representation as external counsel of leading Israeli telecommunications operator and ISP in a broad range of regulatory, corporate and commercial issues.
Represented leading international television network with respect to its activities in Israel.
Education: Bar Ilan University, LL.B., 1984
Israel Bar Association, 1986 Admissions
“Legal Aspects of Satellite Broadcasting in Israel" Hapraklit 40 (1992) 287 (together with Isaac Molho and Martha Fredman)
“Judicial Review of Decisions to Award Broadcasting Licenses in England and in Israel”: Skira Mishpatit 114 (1992) (together with Isaac Molho)
Languages: English, Hebrew
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