Colin Long


Colin Long is recognised as the pre-eminent practitioner of telecoms law in the UK. He has over 35 years’ experience in advising telecommunications companies, financial institutions, development banks, Governments, regulators and other international agencies. He is the only lawyer ranked as a “Senior Statesman” in UK telecoms law by the Chambers and Partners Directory.

Colin has vast international experience having worked on projects and transactions throughout western and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, the CIS countries, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, the USA and Canada. He has advised on fixed and mobile network projects of all kinds, cellular auctions, including the recent UK LTE/4G auction, acquisition of licences (fixed and mobile), spectrum trading, M&A, joint ventures, network sales, disposals and outsourcings, project finance and, in emerging markets, liberalisation and regulatory reform, privatisations and strategic investments.

Colin is General Editor (with Paul Brisby) of Global Telecommunications Law and Practice (Thomson Reuters/Sweet & Maxwell).