International Telecommunications Law and Regulation


Date and Venue

Feb. 20, 2023 - Feb. 24, 2023
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Deira. UAE.
May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, USA.
July 24, 2023 - July 28, 2023
Kigali Serena Hotel, KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Oct. 23, 2023 - Oct. 27, 2023
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana



Negotiating and drafting effective and watertight telecoms contracts on an international level is a highly complex skill. The underlying regulations and the effect that they have on contracts and other commercial agreements can be difficult for even the most equipped in-house lawyer and more often it is not the lawyer in the driving seat.

Commercial managers from all areas of the telecommunications industry are leading negotiations based around complex regulatory issues whilst drafting and managing hugely valuable contracts. Legal counsel and commercial executives must possess the skills and tactics for successful negotiation and the knowledge to ensure that the agreements are within industry laws and regulations. The alternative is the exposure of the organisation to unnecessary risks and potential costly disputes.

Key features of this Summer School include:

  • UNDERSTAND the legal risks associated with Cloud Computing to ensure you benefit from new technology without risk of exposure
  • BOOST your knowledge of the new regulation surrounding the sale and acquisition of Spectrum to gain a competitive advantage
  • KNOW the mandatory and voluntary obligations with service providers and how these affect you
  • FIND OUT more about the difference between licensing and authorisation, and what the general obligations and codes of conduct involve


  • In-house counsel
  • Heads of legal departments
  • Commercial and contract managers
  • Business development managers
  • Purchasing and procurement managers
  • Legal advisors
  • Licensing counsel


Across five intensive days this programme will ensure you are fully up-to-date with the latest drafting techniques and commercial opportunities within the Telecoms sector. You will:

  • Familiarise yourself with the regulatory framework and other latest developments in the sector
  • Review the economics of telecoms regulation as a background to current and developing regulation
  • Practice drafting effective watertight contracts to avoid costly dispute in the future
  • Explore the key issues of access and interconnection and the legal issues of the latest technologies, including Cloud Computing
  • Examine the legal framework for outsourcing communications and facilities managementPractice your negotiation skills in practical workshops designed to deliver the skills to improve your negotiation success
  • Clarify what rights you need to license to exploit content on mobiles
  • Get up-to-date with competition laws and understand the effect they have on your agreements
  • Find out more about the current issues of IP law and telecommunications