Octavio Lecona

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Octavio Lecona is a partner in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office, where he focuses his practice on telecommunications, media and technology, as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He provides legal advice to domestic and multinational clients on regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. Mr. Lecona has drafted, negotiated and completed high-profile transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and a wide range of general contractual matters. He has represented fixed and mobile facility-based carriers and advised in spectrum auctions.

Mr. Lecona's clients in the telecommunications and technology industry include fixed and mobile services providers, fiber optics network developers, data centers operators, manufacturers of mobile telephone accessories, resellers of telecommunications services, and owners and operators of wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure. He focuses on providing regulatory advice drawing on his extensive knowledge of the regulatory body in Mexico. Mr. Lecona has handled submitting and attaining license applications, administrative proceedings before the telecom regulator and appeals before courts hearing telecom and antitrust matters, and drafting and negotiating agreements with major carriers, including indefeasible right of use (IRUs), services, construction and purchase agreements. In addition, Mr. Lecona is co-leading an ongoing investment arbitration proceeding for one of the largest worldwide satellite operators against the Mexican government.

Mr. Lecona also represents the business in Mexico of one of the major film studios in connection with media content, copyright and distribution of pictures for theatrical exhibition. On the technology side, he has been involved in worldwide regulatory analysis of business initiatives from leading technology companies, cloud services providers, and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity service providers. Mr. Lecona has been active on issues involving digital services, e-commerce, data protection and privacy, and emerging technology matters.

Mr. Lecona is a former in-house counsel for a Spanish multinational broadband and telecommunications provider, as well as legal counsel to two former commissioners of the Federal Commission of Telecommunication, the former telecommunications regulator in Mexico.

Honors & Awards

  • The Legal 500 Latin America, TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms), 2017, 2018
  • The American Lawyer, Global M&A Deal of Year – Latin America/Mexico Award, 2014