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Spotting and Resolving Legal Issues in Spectrum Management

This course is held the day before the Middle East Spectrum Conference

Mar 28, 2011 from: 09:00 pm to: 05:30 pm

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Successful spectrum management needs to be underwritten by a solid understanding of legal principles. From licensing to running an auction there are legislative issues which can undermine the most promising policy initiatives.

This course explains the potential pitfalls and suggests ways that problems can be prevented, drawing on the wide international experience of the trainer, Ann LaFrance from Squire Sanders

Session topics

  • The basic mechanics and functions of spectrum licences
  • Applying the principles of competition law
  • Roll-out and coverage obligations
  • The use of bonds
  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration

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Ann LaFrance: Legal issues in spectrum management

Ann LaFrance is Coordinating Partner for the Squire Sanders communications law team in EMEA and leader of the firm's European data protection and privacy practice. Ms. LaFrance has over two decades of experience working on regulatory, policy, competition and commercial matters involving the TMT sector in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and key emerging markets around the globe. She began her career as a telecommunications lawyer with Squire Sanders in Washington, DC, and from 1996-2004, she served as Chief International Counsel for MCI Communications Corp. (since acquired by Verizon) in Washington, Brussels and London/Reading. Now based in London, Ms. LaFrance's practice covers a wide range of telecommunications and media issues involving national and international law, policy and regulation, including spectrum policy and licensing matters.