WilmerHale Congratulates Clients T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom on Merger with Sprint

WilmerHale Congratulates Clients T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom on Merger with Sprint

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WilmerHale congratulates its clients, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG on completing their landmark $23 billion merger with Sprint. A team of WilmerHale lawyers worked closely to navigate the merger through multiple regulatory venues and then to prevail at trial against a group of state attorneys general who sued to block the merger. The merger, one of the largest in telecommunications history, will create a supercharged competitor in the mobile wireless space providing consumers with superior wireless service at lower prices.

Because of its size, significance to the parties, and overlapping regulatory jurisdiction, this was one of the most complex mergers in US history. WilmerHale guided T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom through this labyrinth including: Congress, the Committee of Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), state attorneys general in 51 jurisdictions, and in the successful defense of the merger in federal court.   

WilmerHale called upon the deep experience of its lawyers knowledgeable in antitrust, congressional matters, trials, state attorneys general investigations, and federal regulatory agencies to help bring the merger to fruition. The WilmerHale regulatory team included Partners Brian Boynton, Reg Brown, Jason Chipman, Jamie Gorelick, Robert Kimmitt, Perry Lange, Hallie Levin, Alejandro Mayorkas, Ken Salazar and Hartmut Schneider.

The WilmerHale trial team was led by Hallie Levin, with Partners David Gringer and Peter Neiman.

Announcing completion of the merger, T-Mobile reinforced its “commitment to building the world’s best broad and deep nationwide 5G network, which will bring lightning-fast speeds to urban areas and underserved rural communities alike…more critical than ever, as reliable connectivity has become so important to Americans. With 14 times more capacity in six years than standalone T-Mobile has today, the New T-Mobile network will be able to offer unmatched value to consumers, with better service at lower prices. The company will also continue to focus on its commitment to customers and being a force for good.”

“Years of work by T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom and their teams have created the New T-Mobile which will provide consumers with better services at lower prices, encourage innovation, and expand capacity at a time when our ability to communicate is more important than ever,” said Hallie Levin. “It was an honor to assist in making this merger a reality.”