Jeffrey Cunard, Esq.
Jeffrey Cunard, Esq. Jeffrey Cunard serves as Senior Legal Advisor on T/TI projects. The examples of cooperation include our work together on Interconnection project in El Salvador (2003-2004) and PPP in Government project in Ghana (2007-2008). For El Salvador Interconnection project, Mr. Cunard drafted the detailed set of legal instruments, including Reglamentos, Instructivos, guidelines, and a model Reference Interconnection Offer (RIO) for SIGET, the client. For our PPP in e-Government project in Ghana he has drafted tender documents, including special conditions of the contract (SCC), Bid Data Sheet (BDS), and legal language describing payment arrangements.
Mr. Cunard has assisted over 28 countries to establish independent regulatory authorities for their telecommunications sector, defining the roles of the regulator and the roles of Ministries as policy-makers, and drafting the enabling legislation. Countries about which regulatory advice has been given in connection with telecommunications legislation and privatization, the introduction of competition in the sector and licensing and competitive entry include Ghana (drafting of the tender documents for PPP in e-government); Anguilla (advice on revisions of telecommunications law and related legislation, negotiations with Cable & Wireless for a new license, and draft of telecommunications regulations); Turks and Caicos (advice on draft of telecommunications regulations); Trinidad & Tobago (advice on revisions of telecommunications law and on negotiations with Cable & Wireless for a new license for TSTT); Barbados (advice to government on telecommunications legislation and review and advisee on government white paper on reform of telecommunications structure); Malaysia (advice to government on communications legislation); Panama (advice to government on telecommunications legislation and privatization); the Kyrgyz Republic (advice to government on telecommunications legislation); Chile (advice to government and ENTEL-Chile on telecommunications sectoral reform and the introduction of competition); France, the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union (significant telecommunications transactions and regulatory advice); Peru and Mexico (telecommunications transactions); Russia (telecommunications transactions and regulatory advice); for U.S. and European representations (regular advice on U.S. and European privacy and data protection regulations, including compliance and litigation matters); Belgium, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Spain (wide range of matters related to licensing and regulatory advice); and Nepal (World Bank mission). Broader areas of experience include telecommunications initiatives and competition law in the European Community, bilateral and multilateral telecommunications trade-in-services and international telecommunications regulations.
Mr. Cunard is the author of, and a contributor to, books and articles on communications and intellectual property and technology law, and speaks widely on those subjects. For several years, he taught a seminar at Harvard Law School, .Practical Lawyering: Internet-Related Issues,. and served as co-director of the Clinical Program at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Mr. Cunard graduated summa cum laude in English and Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1977 and received a J.D. in 1980 from the Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation from law school, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, US District Court for the Central District of California.
T/TI Telecom Projects include: Benin E-Government and Data Center Design, Ghana Design of E-Government and Procurement of Public Private Partnerships, and El Salvador Interconnection Policy.