International and Satellite Communications

The satellite industry is evolving at the same time that the regulatory playing field is changing.

WBK stays on top of satellite communications and spectrum matters for our U.S.-owned and foreign-owned clients before the FCC, the State Department, and the Commerce Department (NTIA and Office of Space Commerce).  We work with satellite providers who have been in the industry for decades to innovative start-ups that are seeking their first authorization from the FCC.  Our practice covers everything from spectrum availability and spectrum allocations, to licensing, foreign ownership, and other regulatory issues.  

The firm supports the day-to-day operations of its satellite systems operator clients and also provides counsel to companies seeking to gain access to U.S. markets.  We assist with commercial and transactional matters affecting their interests, including mergers, acquisitions, financings, and other contractual matters.