Media and Telecommunications
ILC was the legal counsel for the National Commission on TV and Radio, the Commission in charge of regulating the licensing and monitoring of private TV and radio companies. We have also advised the Council of Public Television and Radio Company of Armenia, throughout their negotiations with various international transmission and distribution companies.
ILC has also represented many local and international media outlets, such as the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
ILC has been retained by some of the largest telecommunication companies in Armenia, to provide advice concerning commercial, transactional, regulatory and infrastructure matters.
We were retained by VimpelCom, during its acquisition of ArmenTel shares for approximately EUR 450 million. ILC attorneys worked on all transactional documents and conducted a thorough due diligence review of ArmetTel’s legal documents, including numerous subsidiaries, and prepared detailed reports regarding the company’s existing liabilities. After the acquisition of the company, ILC attorneys worked with VimpelCom to bring all corporate governance issuance in compliance with Armenian legislation and address a number of labor-related issues. Likewise, ILC was asked to review and provide comprehensive advice concerning a number of existing litigation cases.
We continue to advise a number of other telecommunication clients on issues ranging from personal data privacy to labor-related matters, and our telecommunication client list includes other major players such as British Telecom, Ericsson, and Bintel Limited.