Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie has a robust TMT practice that has evolved with the liberalization of the vigorous telecommunications sector. The TMT team partners played a strategic role in the technical team that was engaged by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review the (then) new communications policy in 2001, and to draft the fresh legislation to govern the TMT sector.
The TMT team advises on regulatory and compliance operational requirements and divestments, anti-trust and competition issues, outsourcing projects, cybersecurity and data protection and privacy issues, e-payment systems and e-commerce. The TMT team has advised biddas involved in licensing auctions and assisted several telecommunications operations, media investors, broadcast companies, TMT sector equipment and service suppliers, social network operations, telephone and electronics manufacturers, and music publishers. The team, where necessary works with the financing, M & A and other commercial practice areas of the firm to structure transaction that are tailor made for the Nigerian market.
Members of the TMT team have written extensively on telecommunications and media law and regulations. Some of the publications to which they have contributed include “Getting the Deal Through”. Telecoms variations and Media; the International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations, the International Law office’s Telecommunications Newsletter and Lexology.