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We have a team of lawyers who have provided first class service at the cutting edge of the telecommunications sector. Our firm acted for the first mobile Telecommunications provider in Nigeria. We worked closely with the National Legislature as lead Legal adviser in policy formulation and preparing draft legislation for the Telecommunications sector.
The Firm has advised Clients on all aspects of their initial entry into Nigeria, through the successful acquisition of local Nigerian telecommunications companies. Lawyers from our major practice areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Competition Law (anti-trust), Tax and Intellectual Property have regularly worked with the Telecommunications team to provide comprehensive legal support to players and stakeholders in the Telecommunications market.
Our well regarded experience in the sector includes supporting a national telecommunications company in successfully negotiating a N14billion (Fourteen Billion Naira) Syndicated Loan Facility from a consortium of leading Nigerian Banks; advising a foreign mobile telephone company on its successful $255 Million (Two Hundred and Fifty Five Million US Dollars) vendor-financing of an indigenous mobile telecommunications company; acting as solicitors for a consortium on its bid for 51% Equity Stake in NITEL, successfully advising the Consortium through to the Final Round of two bid exercises during the privatisation process; and advising a South African company on all aspects of its initial entry into the Nigerian telecommunications market, additionally guiding the company through the successful acquisition of a local Nigerian telecommunications company