Ann Buckingham

San Diego
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA

Ann Buckingham, a partner in the firm's San Diego office, focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity capital markets, technology transactions, and general public company representation, with a focus on the communications, technology, gaming, energy, and life sciences sectors.

Ms. Buckingham advises public and private companies on a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, and bank finance, as well as on day-to-day corporate governance matters. In addition, in the communications sector, Ms. Buckingham advises on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters. Ms. Buckingham has also advised numerous telecommunications regulators and governments in the developing world on regulatory reform and on liberalization and privatization initiatives.

Ms. Buckingham is the lead author of the chapter on international telecommunications regulation in Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4 ed., 2012, OUP).

Ms. Buckingham's mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures experience includes advising:

  • Huntsman Family Investments on its acquisition of GTA TeleGuam
  • Brightstar on various acquisitions and joint ventures  
  • Cricket Communications on numerous acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and “designated entity” structures
  • ViaSat on various acquisitions relating to broadband satellite, WiFi and internet access networks, and encryption technologies
  • Flarion on its acquisition by QUALCOMM  
  • Simple Mobile on the sale of its MVNO business to TracFone Wireless
  • Cross Telephone on various divestitures
  • Trans-World Telecom on its sale of wireless business in Guyana
  • Bidder for the pan-African wireless operations of Telecel
  • Golden Gaming on the merger with Lakes Entertainment
  • Peninsula Pacific on various casino joint ventures
  • Sempra Energy on the sale of natural-gas powered electrical generating facilities
  • SAIC on the sale of its oil and gas consulting business to Wipro in a divisional carve-out

Ms. Buckingham’s capital markets and finance experience includes advising on:

  • Numerous tranches of secured and unsecured high yield debt, numerous senior secured term loan, bridge loan and revolving credit facilities, and an export credit agency financing
  • Numerous follow-on and secondary equity offerings and forward sales of common stock

Ms. Buckingham’s selected technology transactions include:

  • Various communications outsourcing transactions of field operations, IT, engineering, and network operation center functions
  • Music streaming, MVNO, wholesale, resale, and roaming agreements
  • Spectrum and capacity leasing, network sharing, and build-out arrangements
Thought Leadership
  • Lead author, International Telecommunications Regulation” chapter in “Telecommunications Law and Regulation” (4 ed., 2012, OUP)
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