Ann Buckingham has extensive experience representing companies on transformational, complex, and cross-border joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on the communications, technology, real estate, gaming, and energy sectors. Ms. Buckingham serves as primary outside corporate counsel for a range of public and private companies, and also advises on LLC and partnership structures, general corporate and securities matters, and capital markets transactions.

Ms. Buckingham's recognition includes San Diego Daily Transcript 2022 Influential Women of San Diego.

Ms. Buckingham’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Digital Realty on its US$7 billion hyperscale data center development joint venture with Blackstone in the United States, Germany, and France
  • Realty Income on its US$950 million investment in Bellagio Las Vegas
  • Digital Realty on numerous joint ventures for stabilized hyperscale data centers in the United States, including joint ventures with TPG Real Estate, GI Partners, and Mapletree
  • Realty Income in connection with its US$1.5 billion sale-leaseback with EG Group
  • Viasat on its US$2 billion sale of its Link-16 tactical data links business to L3 Harris
  • Viasat on its US$7 billion acquisition of Inmarsat, a UK-based global provider of mobile satellite services
  • Digital Realty on its multi-billion dollar acquisition of a majority stake in Teraco, Africa's leading carrier-neutral colocation provider, and associated joint venture arrangements
  • Digital Realty on its contribution of assets valued at US$1.4 billion to a newly formed Singapore REIT and associated joint venture arrangements, resulting in a successful listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • Digital Realty on its US$1.8 billion joint venture with funds managed by Brookfield Asset Management regarding Ascenty, the premier Brazilian data center provider
  • Numerous clients (including Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, PIMCO, Realty Income Corporation, Viasat, and Wynn Resorts) on various joint venture transactions and investments around the globe
  • Viasat on various acquisitions relating to broadband satellite, WiFi and internet access networks, and encryption technologies
  • Huntsman Family Investments on its acquisition of GTA TeleGuam
  • T-Mobile on its spectrum transactions with DISH Network Corporation
  • Golden Entertainment on its merger with Lakes Entertainment

Thought Leadership

  • Lead author of chapter on telecom regulation in emerging markets since 2005, “Telecommunications Reform in Emerging Markets” chapter in Telecommunications Law and Regulation (5 ed., 2018, OUP)

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • BCL, Oxford University, 1997
  • BA, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1994
  • LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1994
June 28, 2022 Recognition

Trio Honored as Women of Influence in San Diego

Partners Ann Buckingham and Jennifer Roy honored for practice leadership, and Christine Stansall recognized for technology prowess by the San Diego Business Journal.