The Vienna office of CMS has advised A1 Telekom Austria AG on the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent Voice Business, the classic telephony business of technology service provider NTT Ltd.
The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval.
According to CMS, “the Alcatel-Lucent Voice Business has been and will continue to be available to customers of all sizes – from small businesses, hotels, government agencies, and hospitals to large corporations – even after the A1 takeover. A1 is planning to assume control of business operations in early 2021.” According to the firm, “A1 and NTT will continue to cooperate closely in the future. NTT in Austria is A1’s so-called First Partner for international business. NTT’s chief focus is now increasingly on technology solutions such as Intelligent Workplace, Intelligent Infrastructure, and Security Services.”
CMS’s team included Partners Alexander Rakosi, Dieter Zandler, Rasko Radovanovic, and Jens Winter, Associates Vanessa Horaceck, Marco Selenic, Anna Hiegelsperger, and Thomas Liegl, and Attorneys Mario Maier, Anja Tasic, Dominik Stella, and Marie-Christine Lidl.
CMS did not reply to our inquiry on the matter.