Aequo acted as a legal counsel to MTS in relation to the extension of its Strategic Partner Market Agreement with Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile operators, and expanding its scope in Ukraine. Pursuant to this partnership, the companies rolled out 3G and developed a number of new services in Ukraine, which are also available to Vodafone clients worldwide.
Aequo advised on Ukrainian law matters relating to intellectual property.
“This agreement with one of the world’s most famous brands – Vodafone – is innovative and unprecedented for our market, because it is the first of its kind in the Ukrainian telecommunications industry and has a number of unique features that require innovative legal solutions,’’ says Denis Lysenko, managing partner.
“The arrival of a powerful investor in global telecoms – Vodafone – is the deal of the year in the Ukraine telecommunications market, which will foster the growth of this industry, contribute to the development and launch of new products on the market, the deployment of new technologies and ensure high-quality services in accordance with the best international practices. It is also important to note that this event is a positive signal to foreign investors who plan to invest in the Ukrainian economy,’’ comments Anna Babych, partner.