Marta Lahuerta Escolano focuses on telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT). She has been involved in numerous international TMT-related matters, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Marta advises major international telecommunications groups, investors, governments, and regulatory authorities on regulatory and transactional matters.
Marta has experience advising on transactional and corporate-related matters such as the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs), particularly relating to submarine cables and backbones, internet exchange points (IXPs), visible light positioning (VLP), M&A of telecommunications operators, TV broadcasters and others, divestitures, privatization of incumbent operators, and TowerCo deals. She also has experience in TMT-related prelitigation and litigation matters held before national regulatory authorities and international arbitration tribunals.
She advises on regulatory matters such as drafting and negotiating strategic contracts, granting and renewal of global system for mobiles (GSM) and satellite licenses, and drafting legal and regulatory frameworks and policies applicable to TMT. Marta also has experience in competition law. She assists private and public entities on the definition and analysis of TMT markets.
Marta is particularly active in e-commerce, electronic money, Internet of Things (IoT), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), data privacy, and cybersecurity issues. She is also involved in the life science and pharmaceutical industry and is part of a multidisciplinary team that is focused on anticipating and responding to new challenges facing the e-health sector.
Marta has advised governments and regulatory authorities around the world on the promotion and liberalization of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. She has extensive experience in international regulation in ICT and advises governments in developing telecommunications projects that are financed by international institutions.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Le contrat d'édition numérique français résistera-t-il à l'épreuve du droit européen ?, Edition Multimédi@, n°115
Publication du rapport Pascal Lamy sur les fréquences 470-790 MHz, Newsletter - Actualité juridique, n°2
Bien que la diffusion audiovisuelle sur le Net explose, les fréquences sont plus que jamais régulées, Edition Multimédi@, n°109
Données à caractère personnel : de mieux en mieux protégées, Newsletter - Actualité juridique, n°1
Guide to Social Media Privacy - France
- November 9, 2016
Jones Day Global Life Sciences Conference – 2016 Issues & Trends
- 16 février 2016
HEAD : Les premiers pas d'un avocat d'affaires : Que faire après le CAPA ?
- College of Europe (Diploma in European Law and Economic Analysis [ELEA] 2007); Carlos III University of Madrid (Law Degree and Business Management Degree 2006)
- Paris and Madrid
Named a "Rising Star" in TMT by Expert Guides (2020)
Jones Day ranked in Best Law Firms for Sovereigns and in the Top 20 of the 100 Business Law Firms in Africa by Jeune Afrique Business+ (2020)
Jones Day ranked as the only "Must Firm" in TMT in the French market by Décideurs Magazine (2017)
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