Digital Infrastructure

We offer our clients the highest-quality advice across the entire digital infrastructure spectrum

Leaders in digital infrastructure

Linklaters has been involved in some of the digital infrastructure sector’s leading deals for many years. The remit of the team has widened as the market has grown to incorporate a growing number of digital infrastructure assets, including fibre, data centres and towers.

Having advised corporates, funds and financial institutions on some of the most high-profile, complex and innovative deals in the sector, we understand the key issues from multiple angles spanning commercial drivers, technical issues, regulatory views to financing strategies, and can use our significant tactical expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for you.

We are uniquely well placed to support clients in the digital infrastructure space as our integrated cross-practice global network combines our leading M&A team, telecoms sector experts (including commercial, regulatory and foreign investment) and financing specialists (including acquisition, CAPEX and infrastructure financing).

This means we can offer the highest quality service across the entire digital infrastructure spectrum.

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Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year, Global
Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year, Europe
SFR fibre-to-home network
Infrastructure Investor Awards 2019

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Best Legal Adviser 2019
Infrastructure Journal Investor Awards 2019

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Europe Telecoms Deal of the Year
SFR FTTH
PFI Awards 2019

Work highlights

Selected Data Centre highlights

  • Vantage Data Centers, supported by Digital Colony Partners advising on: 
  • The establishment of its European platform;
  • The acquisition of Etix Everywhere; and
  • The acquisition of Next Generation Data.
  • PSP and Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund: advising on the acquisition of data centre specialist AirTrunk.
  • German Data Centre: a consortium of investors in connection with a joint venture for the construction of a hyperscaler data centre in Germany.
  • Teraco: advising a consortium in connection with its bid for the largest data centre services provider in Africa.
  • AirTrunk Group: advising a multinational investment bank and financial services company on a AUD 1.31bn, a SGD 240.8m and a HKD 180.9m syndicated facilities for the group, which operates several cloud computing data centres in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Leading Asian fund: advising on the acquisition of a greenfield data centre in South Korea including the joint venture arrangements, hyperscale data centre contract and the design and construct contract.
  • Digital Colony: on the establishment of Scala Data Centers, a Latin American hyperscale data center platform headquartered in Brazil through the acquisition of assets from UOL Diveo.
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