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Media and Telecommunications

E.S. Shimron, I. Molho, Persky & Co. is one of the leading firms in Israel in Telecommunications Law (telecommunications and broadcasting), and is regularly ranked in legal guides as a leading firm in this field.

 

Historically, the firm was among the first in Israel to develop expertise in telecommunications law.   Such expertise extends to all aspects of telecommunications, media and broadcasting. The firm has performed ground-breaking regulatory and licensing work, and was instrumental in obtaining a variety of telecommunications licenses for its clients, including licenses for the provision of international and domestic telecommunications services and for the provision of internet services.   The firm has considerable knowledge and expertise in negotiating agreements that are unique to the field of telecommunications, including acquisition of international capacity, interconnection agreements within Israel, bilateral agreements between Israeli and foreign carriers, as well as agreements for the acquisition of switch networks and communications networks.

 

The firm’s attorneys frequently appear before the regulatory authorities and Knesset Committees on regulatory matters, and regularly provide legal advice to clients on such matters. The firm represents a number of foreign telecommunications companies, and conducts negotiations with the regulatory authorities in their respective countries regarding licensing terms. The firm maintains an ongoing relationship with the regulatory departments of telecommunications companies in the United States, Europe and the Far East, and with international attorneys practicing in the regulatory field as well.

 

In recent years, the firm has represented leading telecommunications clients before the High Court of Justice on matters such as mobile interconnection fees, implementation of "open access" provisions in the Israeli Communications Law, the regulatory and ancillary authorities of the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting, and (Interconnection) terms of entry into the domestic telecommunications market using Voice over Broadband technology.

 

Recent Notable Activity in this Field:

 

  • Representation of a cellular operator in administrative and legal proceedings pertaining to mobile interconnection fees and a number of other regulatory issues.
  • Representation of a prominent television channel in legislation proceedings and ultimately in a petition to the High Court of Justice regarding payment of transfer fees to a multi-channel broadcasting platform.
  • Representation of a number of television networks in legislation proceedings pertaining to a bill for direct distribution of digital television broadcasts.
  • Representation of an international carrier and internet provider in a significant agreement to purchase international capacity.
  • Representation of an international venture to deploy WiMAX networks in developing countries, including examination of regulatory issues and negotiation of licenses in such countries.
  • Ongoing representation of a leading international telecommunications and Internet-service provider in Israel.
  • Representation of a major international television network concerning all of its activities in Israel.



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