Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure


The pioneers of ground-breaking Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure projects turn to Baker Botts. We have globally recognized experience in the deployment, acquisition and operation of digital communications infrastructure, both terrestrial and subsea.

Digital Infrastructure

Baker Botts lawyers have worked on major telecommunications projects around the world, including projects in the mobile wireless technology, cable TV and satellite sectors.

We are well-versed in the negotiation of the full array of project documents, ranging from concession agreements to design-build contracts. We understand the appropriate risk allocation among the participants in these projects, including from the perspective of financial investors seeking long-term, stable returns.

Clients turn to us for our deep bench of ranked projects and other transactional lawyers. Our team of attorneys also includes highly ranked antitrust practitioners in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, as well as one of the largest and most technically astute Intellectual Property practices of any multi-service international law firm.

In addition to highly ranked lawyers who have amassed a lengthy portfolio of telecom and digital infrastructure projects globally, the Baker Botts Team includes the former Chairperson of the FTC, who formerly directed all of the agency's antitrust work, including merger review and conduct enforcement, and steered all FTC consumer protection enforcement, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. We are also privileged to have a former telecom industry general counsel with years of experience in the subsea space.

We also find ourselves at the intersection of Digital Infrastructure and Energy Tech, and frequently work on the deployment of enterprise/private networks by oil and gas companies.

Our team's local knowledge, strong contacts in markets across the world and deep relationships with banks and investors, make us a destination firm for the Digital Infrastructure industry. Our global experience includes handling major transactions in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

Digital Infrastructure