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LAW FIRMS AS TARGETS FOR HACKERS - RISKS AND THE WAY FORWARD
AELEX, November 2021

With the recent growth in technology, the storage of information online has become a common phenomenon. Though this method of storing information has proven to be very effective, the challenge of cyber breaches and data theft has also been on the rise. Interestingly, law firms have also become targets of cyber criminals that perpetrate these infractions...

THE REGULATION OF COURIER AND LOGISTIC COMPANIES IN NIGERIA
AELEX, August 2021

The Regulation of Courier and Logistic Companies in Nigeria. By Florence Bola-Balogun, Kelechi Mba & Oluwapelumi C. Omoniyi. Introduction The Minister of Communications and the Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami (the “Minister”) in accordance with Section 62 of the Nigerian Postal Services Act, 2004 (“NIPOST Act”) approved the new guidelines for the regulation of the Courier and Logistics sector (“the Sector”) in Nigeria in July 2020[1]...

SHARING OF CONTENT THROUGH ONLINE PLATFORMS – CONSIDERING DIGITAL PIRACY IN NIGERIA
AELEX, August 2021

Sharing of content through online platforms – considering digital piracy in Nigeria By Davidson Oturu, Frances Obiago and Oluwatobi Oluwasanya   Introduction Like many industries around the world, the creative industry has undergone evolution; from the use of three dimensional (3D) printers to compact discs (CDs) to Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs), and since the late 90s, the internet...

SHARING OF CONTENT THROUGH ONLINE PLATFORMS – CONSIDERING DIGITAL PIRACY IN NIGERIA
AELEX, August 2021

Sharing of content through online platforms – considering digital piracy in Nigeria By Davidson Oturu, Frances Obiago and Oluwatobi Oluwasanya   Introduction Like many industries around the world, the creative industry has undergone evolution; from the use of three dimensional (3D) printers to compact discs (CDs) to Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs), and since the late 90s, the internet...

Regulation of Courier and Logistics Company in Nigeria
AELEX, August 2021

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SHARING OF CONTENT THROUGH ONLINE PLATFORMS
AELEX, August 2021

Like many industries around the world, the creative industry has undergone evolution; from the use of three dimensional (3D) printers to compact discs (CDs) to Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs), and since the late 90s, the internet. The impact of digital technology on the Nigerian copyright space cannot be over-emphasised...

TECH COMPANIES AND FUND RAISING: The New Way of Going Public (Part 1)
AELEX, March 2021

  A NEW PATHWAY From Uber to Jumia and even older technology (tech) companies like Etranzact and Chams Plc, it is arguable that Initial Public Offerings (“IPOs”) have not offered great returns for tech companies in Nigeria and across the globe[1]. Investors are speculating on whether the great tech bubble is about to burst because, considering the cost of IPOs, tech companies have to scrutinise the expected returns when contemplating an IPO...

TECH COMPANIES AND FUND RAISING: The New Way of Going Public (Part 2)
AELEX, March 2021

Tech Companies and Fund Raising: The New Way of Going Public (Part 2) In the second part of our article, we focus on Spotify, a digital music service that utilised a direct listing to become a public company, the key steps they took that differed from a traditional IPO, and how the NSE can modify its current regulatory framework to include direct listings. Case Study: Spotify Technology S...

DIASPORA REMITTANCES IN NIGERIA: EXAMINING THE NEW CBN POLICY
AELEX, January 2021

In December 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) issued series of circulars in furtherance of its new policy on diaspora remittances...

THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF THE NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ON COLD MARKETING
AELEX, January 2021

The majority of people with a mobile phone or access to the internet have received unsolicited emails or calls from telemarketers (cold marketing). While the practice of cold marketing is decades-old, the recent awareness in data protection and privacy has affected this concept in recent times, particularly in relation to access to the data of consumers...

DIASPORA REMITTANCES IN NIGERIA
AELEX, December 2020

Over the past few weeks, the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) has issued circulars amending and clarifying the procedure for receipt of diaspora remittances (“the Circulars”) in Nigeria...

CATEGORISATION OF NIGERIAN PAYMENT SYSTEMS – WHAT IT MEANS FOR FINTECHS (2)
AELEX, December 2020

On 10th December 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular on “New License Categorisations for the Nigerian Payments System”. The introduction of the policies highlighted in the circular may impact significantly on the fintech landscape in Nigeria as the CBN now clearly sets out the activities that can be carried out by fintechs that operate in the electronic payments system space in Nigeria...

AELEX POWER SECTOR GUIDE
AELEX, December 2020

AELEX POWER SECTOR GUIDE - % ?LEX Legal .avada-select-parent .select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff}.select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff} With the country proceeding to fundamentally restructure the industry to secure the supply of reliable, affordable and, ultimately, sustainable energy, the Nigerian government has introduced some new policies to curb some of these fundamental limitations...

Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides
AELEX, October 2020

AELEX is the exclusive contributor to the Nigerian Chapter of The Legal 500 (Legalease): Franchise and Licensing Country Comparative Guides. The country specific Guide provides a pragmatic overview of how businesses can set up franchises and also license their technology and intellectual property rights in Nigeria. The Guide was authored by our Davidson Oturu,Tiwalola Osazuwa and Kofoworola Oyegunle. Please click here to read the Guide...

Post-No-Debit Orders on the Accounts of Customers: Limitation to the Powers of Regulatory Agencies and Financial Institutions
AELEX, October 2020

INTRODUCTION There are several government agencies regulating various sectors of the Nigerian economy. Most of these regulatory agencies are creation of statutes which usually specify their functions, powers and general mode of operations. While some of these agencies are responsible for sensitising the citizens about government policies,[1]a good number are charged with the task of enforcing policies, programmes and laws enacted by the Government...

Regulation of Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets in Nigeria: New Beginnings
AELEX, October 2020

THE POSITION BEFORE THE SEC STATEMENT The Security and Exchange Commission of Nigeria (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) on 14 September 2020, released their Statement on Digital Assets and their Classification and Treatment (the “Statement”) pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the Investment and Securities Act 2007[1](“ISA”)...

Innovations Covered Under the Value Added Services (VAS) Licence Framework in Nigeria
AELEX, September 2020

INTRODUCTION Information Communication Technology (ICT) has, without a doubt, greatly impacted virtually every industry, and the communications industry is no exception. Services such as bulk short message service (SMS), online games, data services, telemarketing, text messages and media messages, all of which are often referred to as Value Added Services (“VAS”), now constitute a part of our daily lives...

Data Backup and Security Guidelines as Impact Mitigation Strategies in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
AELEX, July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in an unprecedented manner and, in just a few months, it has had such a profound impact on the world of work. As a result, physical office premises were shut down and many employees were forced to work from home with little or no security policy in place or a viable data backup and recovery plan...

MOBILE APP & IP
AELEX, July 2020

An application software (app) is a program designed to help customers perform particular activities. These apps, which are usually on our electronic devices, are used to control several things ranging from health & fitness, music, movies, online shopping, gaming to mobile money transfers and even household appliances. In this article, our Davidson Oturu, breaks down the IP considerations app developers should note...

How Contractors Can Deal with Delays and Disruptions of Construction Projects Caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic
AELEX, May 2020

The implementation of travel restrictions, lock-downs, stay-at-home orders, and curfews, in an attempt to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, has led to delays in the completion of construction projects. Contractors are thus faced with worrying about the potential implications of such delays...

An Examination of the Measures to Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19 on Taxpayers in Nigeria
AELEX, May 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact all aspects of our lives, taxpayers are rightly seeking emergency tax measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses. We examine below the measures that have been introduced to mitigate the impact on taxpayers...

COVID-19 Legal Issues Newsletter
AELEX, April 2020

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic (“the pandemic”), the Federal Government has declared a curfew in the Federal Capital Territory and two other major States as well as restricting interstate travel. Prior to this, several organizations had commenced remote working as precautionary measures against the spread of the virus...

The Nigeria Power Sector Review 2019
AELEX, August 2019

Electricity was first generated in Nigeria in 1866 when two generating sets were installed to serve the Colony of Lagos. In 1951, the government of Nigeria, through an Act of Parliament, established the Electricity Commission of Nigeria (ECN) to regulate and operate the power supply systems in Nigeria. Subsequently, the Niger Dam Authority (NDA) was established for the development of the Kanji Hydroelectric Dam...

Esso Petroleum and Production Nigeria Limited & SNEPCO v. NNPC
AELEX, December 2017

The Nigerian Court of Appeal confirms that an Arbitral Tribunal has no Jurisdiction to determine contractual disputes, the resolution of which has tax implications for any of the parties. Recently the Nigerian Court of Appeal confirmed in part the decision of the Federal High Court Abuja delivered on 22 May 2012 in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/923/2011...

Ship Arrest - Recent Development in Nigerian Arrest Law
AELEX, September 2011

bold">This paper considers the recent developments in Nigerian Ship Arrest Law.  The Admiralty Jurisdiction Procedure Rules (AJPR) 2011 for the Federal High Court of Nigeria (FHC), and its effect on ship arrest practice. bold">The new AJPR 2011 (the New Rules) was made by the Chief Judge of the FHC(CJF) 1 on 1st March 2011 and came into force on 14th March 2011...

 

 

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