Telecommunications

Telecommunications Operations Legal Advisory

We are able to provide telecommunications operators with both legal and commercial advice on their operations in Nigeria.

In this growing area, we offer leading knowledge of the regulations and our close relationships with law makers. Our intimate knowledge of the political landscape means we can provide up-to-date insight and a heads-up on future developments.

Our experience is extensive, including advising a telecommunications company on a dispute relating to the disposal of assets and rights under a co-location licence agreement with a third party. We also represented one of the leading telecommunications companies in an action relating to an alleged infringed of a patent. Our transaction team has advised on major projects including the US$90 Million Citibank/Nigerian Telecommunications financing and the N16 Billion Starcomms refinancing and restructuring.

We often work with foreign investors in partnership with local telecommunications operators on large projects and can act as a bridge between all sponsors on a project.

Our service extends beyond legal advice and we can also introduce clients to consultants and other parties required to create infrastructure and develop networks. In particular, we are very strong when it comes to financing issues and can help put together the right structure for a project.