G. ELIAS & CO.
Formations & Reorganisations
Mergers & Acquisitions
Agribusiness, Food and Health
Construction and Real Estate
Oil & Gas
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Trade and Industry
Transport and Logistics
The ALN Alliance
Countries where ALN has a presence
Associalte Firm:South Africa
What we do
Corporate & Commercial
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
G. Elias & Co. advised on a seminal private sector investment in the telecommunications sector that is widely acknowledged to be the most successful ever in that sector: the initial investment by Nigerian investors and a private equity firm in what has become Nigeria’s largest GSM operator. We have advised on bids for, renewals of and re-validations of telecommunications licences, on waivers for infractions of the terms of licences, on getting regulatory consent to assignments of and charges over the licences, and of the regulation of electronic payment services and “bitcoins”. Perhaps our most notable mergers and acquisitions transactions in the sector have been the privatization trade sale of the old government nationwide telecommunications monopoly and the largest sale of tower assets in Nigerian history, by a GSM operator.
We have also advised on print production, publishing and advertising contracts and regulation, on contracts to develop and manage artistes, and on agreements to produce, finance and distribute motion pictures. We have also advised on establishing and structuring companies and limited partnerships to invest in these sectors. On all of the foregoing areas, and on computer software and hardware, we have advised on the creation, protection, regulation and licensing of trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, and have represented clients in a wide range of disputes in courts and in arbitration
Some of our key experiences are as follows:
For more information on G. Elias’ telecommunications, media and technology expertise, please contact Gbolahan Elias and Fred Onuobia.