Antitrust & Competition

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Antitrust & Competition

As the rules of engagement keep changing, companies face new challenges and risks because competition laws are constantly evolving, with regulatory authorities also on the watch. The consequences of not following the rules can have dire consequences; resulting in financial penalties, criminal liability, litigation, and even damage to the organisation’s reputation. At Olaniwun Ajayi, we can help you anticipate and deal with these risks before they become problems. During the banking reforms, we advised a number of Nigerian banks on merger controls. We also regularly advise governments and competition enforcement agencies on competition policies.


Notably, we have advised the Nigerian Bottling Company on the state of competition law, policy and enforcement in Nigeria and provided advisory to the Corporation on its delisting from the Nigerian Stock Exchange. We have been instrumental to the development of a Competition Law Bill (now assented to by the President), a single legislation aimed at tackling competition challenges in Nigeria.


2022 IP Wrap-Up and 2023 Forward Look

In 2022, Nigeria witnessed notable advancements for Intellectual Property (IP) protection with legislative and administrative efforts such as the passage of the Copyright Bill by the National Assembly and the validation of the National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy (NIPPS). On the global front, brand owners proactively exploited and enforced their IP rights in the metaverse.
This report will explore some of last year’s significant IP developments and their impact on reshaping the IP landscape as well as highlight our projections for 2023.
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