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Telecommunications Law

The telecommunications sector is unrivalled: on the one hand in its innovation and progress, and, on the other, in the extent of its supervision by regulatory authorities. For this reason, compliance with regulatory requirements is the most important aspect in addition to a tailored design of contracts with service providers and customers.

The specialists at TCI Rechtsanwälte for Telecommunications Law are

Markus Schmidt

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany

TCI Rechtsanwälte Berlin

Stephan Schmidt

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany, certified specialist for information technology law

TCI Rechtsanwälte Mainz

Dr. Thomas Stögmüller, LL.M. (Berkeley)

Attorney admitted to practice in Germany, certified specialist  for information technology law

TCI Rechtsanwälte München
  • We review compliance with all regulatory requirements imposed on telecommunications companies
  • We draft contracts and terms and conditions of business for telecommunications providers
  • We provide comprehensive support services for telecommunications companies entering the German market, from registration with the German Federal Network Agency and drafting contracts to legal approval of advertising
  • We review websites, broadcast content, advertising and press releases for their compliance with legal requirements such as the obligation to provide publishing information and site notices, legal information and disclaimers, data protection and prices for value-added services
  • Many years of experience and regular advice on all aspects of telecommunications law
  • One of our partners was a civil servant with the telecommunications department of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology
  • Familiarity with industry practice in the telecommunications sector as authors of articles in specialist journals and books
  • Involvement in current developments as representatives of clients in professional associations and regular meetings ('Jour Fixe Telekommunikation')
  • Advise on all issues and problems concerning regulatory requirements
  • Review products and services for their relevance under telecommunications law
  • review telecommunications services and new telecommunications business models under data protection/privacy law
  • Provide legal assistance in procuring or outsourcing telecom systems
  • Provide support during transactions and market entries of German and international telecommunications providers
  • Provide support during litigation and negotiations with the competent authorities (e.g. German Federal Network Agency, German Federal Cartel Office)
  • Draft, review and negotiate telecom contracts and interconnection agreements
  • Advise on disclosure obligations and the purposes of data collection and use under the German Telecommunications Act (TKG)
  • Support M&A transactions in the telecommunications sector 
  • Conduct workshops on issues relating to telecommunications law
  • Ongoing advisers to a broad spectrum of telecommunications providers on issues relating to the civil law and regulatory requirements
  • Advisers to telecommunications providers concerning interconnection agreements with Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Advisers to a U.S.-based telecommunications provider for its market launch in Germany - negotiations with the German Federal Network Agency
  • Support of an international mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in all legal aspects of market entry in Germany
  • Representation of an anonymization service against requests for disclosure within the scope of data retention
  • Representation of a telecommunications provider against disconnection injunctions and fines imposed by the German Federal Network Agency
  • Advisers to a telecommunications provider during the sale of its preselection business, including meetings with the German Federal Network Agency
  • Advisers to a German telecommunications provider relating to the implementation of various products for business customers (e.g. mobile telephone flat rates and data retention) under telecommunications law and competition law
  • Representation of a U.S.-based telemedia service provider on data protection issues against the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Representation of a telecommunications provider in a civil-law case against a mobile service provider