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Telecoms and Technology Lawyer Rob Bratby Joins Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer in London

February 21, 2017

LONDON, February 21, 2017 -- Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP announced today that Rob Bratby has joined the firm's Telecommunications, Internet, and Media practice as a partner, resident in the London office.

Rob Bratby focuses his practice on corporate and regulatory work in telecoms, media, and technology across Europe and Asia. He advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, and equity and debt investments, and has experience structuring foreign investments into emerging markets. His commercial practice spans IT and BPO outsourcing transactions, digital and mobile money arrangements, e-commerce and m-commerce, and more. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Rob spent a number of years in private practice, where he was head of an international law firm's Commercial Group and head of its Telecoms sector. He also spent five years as in-house counsel at Colt Telecom and worked for the UK telecoms regulator Oftel.

Maureen Jeffreys, head of the firm's Telecommunications, Internet, and Media practice, said: "Rob's depth of industry knowledge greatly complements our existing team and builds upon our capabilities for handling clients' complex matters in London and around the globe."

Tim Frazer, head of the firm's London office, added: "Rob's arrival is a boon to our practice in London. His experience handling multi-jurisdictional corporate matters and cross-border deals enhances our offerings to clients in the telecoms industry and beyond."

Rob Bratby's arrival continues the growth of the firm's London office which welcomed partners Patricio Grané Labat, Sean Curran, Mike Bywell, and Hilton Mervis in 2016, and the addition of the Kaye Scholer London office.

Rob earned his MBA from Henley Business School and has completed the INSEAD International Directors Programme. He received his MA, from Cambridge University, where he also received his BA, with honors. He is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He has been recommended as a leading telecoms, media, technology and e-commerce lawyer in both London and Singapore by independent guides including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and the IBA's Who's Who of Lawyers.

About Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

With nearly 1,000 lawyers practicing in 13 offices around the globe, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP serves clients across 40 distinct practice areas. The combined firm, which draws upon the legacies of both Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer, brings together 100 years of renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practices, and leading multidisciplinary offerings in the life sciences and financial services industries.

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