Ara is one of the region's leading practitioner's focused on the telecoms, media and technology sectors.
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Ara is a partner in the Sydney office of Webb Henderson. He has extensive experience advising clients in the telecoms, media and technology sectors on strategic corporate, commercial and regulatory projects.
Ara has been involved in some of the most high-profile transactions in the TMT space in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. This includes projects on IoT and smart cities, super-fast broadband, structural separation, undersea cable systems, MVNOs, network sharing and interconnection, as well as competition law and regulatory clearance matters.
Ara’s current practice has a strong focus on emerging technologies driving the fourth industrial revolution, such as IoT, big data and complex platforms. This includes extensive experience in projects that seek to deliver and integrate these technologies at scale, such as large-scale smart city initiatives.
Ara also has extensive experience on corporate and commercial transactions supporting the delivery of large-scale telecoms infrastructure projects, including next generation access networks, intercity and long-haul terrestrial networks, undersea cable systems and next generation satellite systems. This includes extensive experience in the design and implementation of regulatory models for wholesale access to these networks.
Ara is recognised as a leading practitioner in the TMT space in Who’s Who Legal (Data), Chambers Asia-Pacific and Best Lawyers (Telecommunications Law and Regulatory Practice). He was also recently nominated by TMT Finance as one of Asia’s Top 10 Legal Advisors in TMT M+A and Investment.
Ara joined Webb Henderson in September 2009 and became a partner in April 2010. Prior to joining Webb Henderson, Ara practiced in the Competition and Regulation Group at Gilbert + Tobin.