The telecoms sector is undergoing constant change, both in terms of technology (FTTH for fixed networks, 4, 5 and soon 6G for mobile networks, deployment of low-earth orbit satellite networks, etc.) and regulation, due to the emergence of these new technologies, changes in European rules and the transition from ex ante regulation to ex post control.
For many years, Magenta has regularly supported major players in the fixed and mobile telephony, Internet access and satellite services sectors. We monitor these developments daily, so that we can not only meet our customers’ needs, but also anticipate them and support them in their development and market positioning.
Magenta’s teams work with operators in mainland France, the French overseas territories (notably French Polynesia) and abroad (whether they wish to develop their activities in France or in their local markets).
Magenta’s services include:
- Advice and negotiation of interconnection agreements and network access agreements, both fixed and mobile: fiberoptic internet, unbundling, MVNO contracts, IRU contracts, tower site hosting, access to civil engineering, etc.;
- Assistance with the negotiation of public service delegations for the establishment and operation of fiberoptic networks;
- Assistance with procedures for the allocation and conditions of use of scarce resources (frequencies, numbering resources, and negotiation of any agreements to make them available to operators);
- Litigation before ARCEP (dispute resolution and sanctions), the French Competition Authority, administrative and commercial courts, and national and European regulatory authorities in general.
Finally, the Magenta team is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences and expresses its views on developments in numerous articles.
Forte notoriété en Innovation, Technologies & Télécoms – Droit des télécommunications 2023
Sylvain Justier of Magenta Société d’Avocats draws on his expertise in competition law to offer telecoms companies advice on litigation related to antitrust investigations. He also assists clients with regulatory mandates.
Best lawyer 2022 in Telecommunications Law
Best lawyer 2021 in Telecommunications Law
Sylvain Justier of Magenta Société d’Avocats is described by clients as a “very bright lawyer with a deep understanding of the sector.” Justier draws on his expertise in competition law to offer telecoms companies advice on litigations related to abuse of dominance and antitrust investigations. He also assists clients with regulatory mandates.
Public and competition law boutique Magenta has a strong focus on the telecoms sector. The seven-lawyer firm is notably a key adviser to one of France’s leading telecoms operators, and also assists incumbent French Polynesian telecoms operators, a Moroccan telecoms operator and several telecoms infrastructure companies. The team has in-depth regulatory and competition law expertise and recently acted in several antitrust and regulatory disputes opposite key telecoms players in France and its overseas territories. Finally, the practice also assists infrastructure telecoms companies with the signing of public law procurement concessions for the development of broadband infrastructure networks in France. Practice head Sylvain Justier and Vincent Jaunet are particularly recommended for their competition law and regulatory knowledge. Counsel Fanny Mahler, a public law expert, is also recommended.
Best lawyer in 2019 Telecommunication Law
Described as ‘the best in class when it comes to telecom litigation’ by clients, the ‘very professional’ team at Magenta specialises in representing alternative operators in France and overseas in competition and antitrust matters. The ‘knowledgeable, smart and straight to the point’ Sylvain Justier and Vincent Jaunet jointly lead the practice; Justier recently acted for OPT and Vini in an abuse of dominant position case before the Polynesian Competition Authority relating to the mobile telecom sector. Jaunet and counsel Fanny Mahler continue to provide day-to-day public law advice to Afone, as well as assisting with a number of litigation cases before the administrative courts, and are currently advising a public telecoms entity on its restructuring and the integration of two new subsidiaries.