Telecommunication, Media, Entertainment & Technology SUBPRACTICES

Telecommunications

We are recognised as one of Nigeria’s leading law firms for telecommunications law, and we have supported our clients in the navigation of the increasingly sophisticated and competitive telecoms market. Due to our active participation at the forefront of Nigeria’s telecommunications policy and our experience working with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the apex regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, we possess specialised and unique experience in this field. We also participate in various stakeholder organisations, both in the private and public sectors, to deepen our participation and promote policies for the sector. We have successfully represented, and continue to represent, telecommunications clients. We counsel clients on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues, such as:

  • Advising on and procuring requisite licences for telecommunications operations from the NCC
  • Advising on regulatory compliance issues in respect of clients’ operations
  • Advising on joint venture arrangements in the sector
  • Advising on the regulatory frameworks (permits and consents) for prospective operations

In 2016, we were named Telecommunications Team of the Year and the Law Firm of the Year at the ESQ Nigeria Legal Awards.

Media and Entertainment

The Nigerian media and entertainment industry is seeing continuous rapid growth, from Nollywood, through music, video games and advertising to publishing, broadcasting and sports.

It’s our business to help our clients realise their creative visions and corporate goals and to protect their valuable assets in the Nigerian media and entertainment industry, as well as connecting them with the industry’s key players and decision makers.

Clients seek us out for our deep and long-time experience in media and entertainment law. Our clients are on the leading edge of the media and entertainment industries, including new media, online entertainment, e-commerce, and technology. We negotiate complex transactions on behalf of communications companies and investors in the sector. Our multidisciplinary team of media lawyers, litigators and dispute resolution lawyers provide unrivalled commercial and legal know-how to prominent media, entertainment and communications companies, celebrities, investors and others in Nigeria and worldwide. We devise innovative strategies and practical solutions to help our clients thrive and secure their visions in this competitive and highly-pressurised industry.

Information Technology

Technology continues to evolve in an ever increasingly instrumented and sophisticated market. Technology companies, in staying relevant, encounter legal pitfalls in terms of innovation, regulation and market practice in the technology sector.

Our experienced information technology lawyers are on top of the latest legal and industry developments, so you always remain up-to-date. We offer our clients in a broad range of industries leading-edge, effective and practical solutions to technology-related legal compliance needs. Our practice focuses on information technology transactions including outsourcing, systems integration, telecommunications, acquisitions, licensing, strategic alliances, cloud solutions, and e-commerce and internet issues.

We help technology providers and users navigate around the pitfalls of Nigerian legislation on information technology as well as connecting them with information technology stakeholders and decision makers.

Data Protection and Privacy

Data is becoming more valuable, and many techniques are being developed to retrieve different types of data. Data usage and protection straddles online and physically held data across different industry sectors.

We provide robust data protection and privacy advice to companies across all sectors to safeguard their businesses. Our team, deeply versed and experienced in data protection and privacy laws, represent clients on a wide variety of issues, including privacy, data protection, cyber security preparedness, responses to data breaches, dispute resolution and litigation, information management and records retention, cyber insurance and regulatory investigations.