David Eisenberg | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
David Eisenberg
David Eisenberg

David Eisenberg

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 2104

T +44 20 7532 1000

E deisenberg@whitecase.com

“David Eisenberg of White & Case LLP is observed to have a ‘dynamic practice’ within [the telecommunications] sector, and provides corporate and commercial advice.”

Chambers UK 2014

Overview

As head of telecommunications within the Firm's Communications and Media Practice Group, David specializes in both regulatory and transactional work. He is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK as well as in Legal 500 UK.

In the area of telecommunications, David has advised governments in relation to privatization and regulatory reform, including licensing and spectrum allocation, as well as strategic investors in relation to the privatization of the state-owned telecommunications company. He routinely advises telecommunications companies in relation to carrier service agreements, equipment supply and managed services agreements, IRU agreements and other telecommunications specific agreements. His recent transactional experience includes work for issuers and underwriters in relation to several initial public offerings by technology and telecommunications companies. He also works frequently on acquisitions and joint ventures on behalf of media, technology and telecommunications companies, as well as project financings on behalf of lenders and sponsors. Other experience involving utilities includes work relating to airports, electricity, gas and water, especially in emerging markets.

He is also an expert on Islamic finance. In addition to his other publications regarding Islamic law, he is co-editor and principal contributor to a treatise entitled Islamic Finance: Law and Practice, which was recently published by Oxford University Press. He has also taught Islamic law as an adjunct faculty member at the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • MA, Princeton University
  • BA, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic

Experience

Afrimax

David advised Afrimax with regard to US$56 million in equity funding to create Sub-Saharan Africa's largest 4G wireless data network, with the greatest spectrum allocation.

Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE)

David advised VMCEE with regard to €40m equity financing involving CEE Mobile Capital, Delta Capital, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Financial Corporation.

Central European Media Enterprises

David represented Central European Media Enterprises regarding its acquisition of Kanal A in Slovenia.

Dhabi Holdings

David advised Dhabi Holdings regarding an agreement with Eaton Towers for the sale and management of up to 394 of Warid Telecom Uganda's existing telecom towers assets and other passive network infrastructure.

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily)

David represented Etihad Etisalat in relation to its US$2.875 billion Islamic financing, the largest-ever syndicated Islamic loan, for the expansion of its network in Saudi Arabia.

HBO Central Europe

David provided representation to HBO Central Europe in the sale of Spectrum, its documentary TV channel, to Chellomedia, the content division of Liberty Global.

HSBC Principal

David advised HSBC Principal Investments regarding its investment, alongside Google and Liberty Global, in 03B Networks, which plans to deploy multiple satellites to provide high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Invitel Holdings A/S

David represented Invitel Holdings A/S with regard to the €197 million sale of Invitel International to Türk Telekom.

DTV Networks plc

David provided representation to DTV Networks plc, a subsidiary of New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), in relation to pre-IPO funding by means of US$100 million of convertible bonds.

Orascom

David advised Orascom Telecom regarding its US$1.3 billion acquisition of a 19.3 percent interest in Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited.

Qatar Telecom

David represented Qatar Telecom in relation to the initial public offering of its shares.

Starcomms

David worked for Nigeria's fourth largest telecommunications operator, with regard to a sale and leaseback agreement with Swap Technologies and Telecomms Plc, involving 407 of its 557 base station towers for US$81.4 million.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK