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Blanca Escribano

Co-Chair
Vittorio Noseda

Communications Law Committee

The Communications Law Committee is a leading global forum for legal practitioners with specialist expertise or interest in the communications sector.

About the Committee

The Communications Law Committee is a leading global forum for legal practitioners with specialist expertise or interest in the communications sector.

The Committee offers members access to a worldwide network of leading practitioners, in-house counsel and regulators active in digital, communications and media markets.

We encourage the sharing of sectoral expertise through regular publication of articles, periodic issues of our technical journal, the annual committee conference hosted jointly with IBA Antitrust Section, and specialised sessions at the IBA Annual Conference.

The scope of the Committee’s work covers network, service and content-related developments across all delivery platforms. This provides members with access to practical global perspectives on the array of technological, commercial and policy issues which confront communications lawyers, their companies and clients.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Committee Activities

The Committee organises many activities throughout the year, providing members with invaluable opportunities to keep abreast of the latest developments in communications and digital law, share practical insights, and network with in-house and private practice lawyers as well as with regulators.


The Communications Commission's Licensing Framework for the Establishment of Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Nigeria: a review

This article gives an overview of the recently published Licensing Framework for the Establishment of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Nigeria. The Framework provides for a four-tier system, while a fifth-tier unified virtual operator may decide the level of service it desires to offer from tiers 1 to 4. The conditions of all five tiers are outlined in brief.

Released on Jun 20, 2022

The history and fundamentals of Turkish data protection law

This article considers the history and fundamentals of Turkish data protection law.

Released on Jun 20, 2022

Considerations regarding the potential refarming process for the 3.5 GHz band in Chile

This article argues that a potential refarming of frequency bands in the 3.4-3.6 GHz range in Chile should only be carried out following an in-depth analysis by the state’s telecom regulator, as it might involve a series of exceptional measures that could affect the telecom market structure and the rights and obligations of telecom concessionaires.

Released on Jun 20, 2022

From the Co-Chairs – Communications Law

An introduction to the August 2021 IBA Communications Law Committee newsletter

Released on Aug 02, 2021

Covid-19 pandemic: Communications Law Committee survey responses

April 2021: The IBA Communications Law Committee has published the initial results from its global survey exploring tracking mobile applications and data protection in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The results and associated commentary can be downloaded below.

Even as the much needed rollout of vaccines progresses, and we enter a world of 'vaccine passports', contact tracing will remain a critical aspect of government efforts to contain the pandemic. Therefore the IBA Communications Law Committee will continue to update the survey results and commentary over time. Members are encouraged to continue participating by reporting on the Covid-19 tracing apps and data protection issues relevant to your country.

Download the results

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Brendan Carr, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission - keynote address

Brendan Carr, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, addresses delegates of the 30th Annual IBA Communications and Competition Conference, April 2019, Milan

Subcommittees and other groups

The Communications Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Communications Law Committee Advisory Board