Mark Simpson

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Mark is a competition and regulatory partner based in London and has considerable experience advising on the application of competition law and regulation to the telecommunications sector. This includes advising on: mergers and acquisitions, including in relation to licences, network infrastructure and other assets, and auction processes, agreements concerning MVNO and roaming, interconnection agreements, network sharing, transmission services agreements, and supplier and distribution agreements. He also advises on the application and interpretation of telecoms regulations, disputes, regulatory investigations, challenging adverse regulatory decisions through appeal processes and judicial review, and engagement with UK and EU regulators and officials.Mark’s experience in telecommunications is informed from spending a period of time as senior competition counsel in-house at Telefónica UK. He regularly advises telecoms network operators, infrastructure owners, TV platform operators and investors. His transactional experience includes advising on competition and regulatory aspects of acquisitions, joint ventures and licence bids, including for Orange SA (France Télécom), Vodafone and Etisalat.

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