Media, Sport and Entertainment

Our market-leading commercial, IT, IP, corporate and regulatory practices enable us to provide media clients with an integrated cross practice team, providing focussed and commercial advice. We regularly advise media clients and investors on cross-border transactions, reflecting the global reach of today’s media platforms and partnerships.

Advisory services to a section of filmmakers on the management of piracy; review and preparation of contracts for concert featuring international artistes; sole legal advisers to Nigeria’s largest music festival; advisory services on the acquisition of DVD rights for documentaries; drafting all contracts for Nigeria’s most successful plays; advisory and drafting services for the production, finance and distribution of a new television game show; advisory services to venture capitalist companies in the acquisition of ecommerce businesses; due diligence on software development companies; preparation of content acquisition agreements for content aggregators; advisory services to content providers applying for a television licenses; processing television licenses; and advisory services to international sports franchises.

On-going and recently completed Transactions

  • The successful prosecution of infringement of copyright work owned by Nigeria’s foremost Afro-beat artist, composer and performer.

  • Advising on all aspects of the production of a 260 episode television series valued at N630,000,000 commissioned by a foremost Pan-Africa subscription cable television company including advising on the principal agreement between the parties, drafting of all cast and crew agreements, as well as other chain of title documentation.

  • Advising, managing, and structuring deals for the Estate of one of Nigeria’s foremost musical icons. One of the recent deals is the request by a frontline production company for the production of the stage musical play on the life of the late icon valued at about N88,000,000.

  • We are the official legal advisors to the organizer of the largest music festival in Africa. The scope of work for this client includes advising on different agreements such as sponsorship agreements, recording, live broadcast and streaming agreements, content exploitation agreements, competition terms and conditions, submission and location releases, licenses and assignments, performance contracts, releases, media partnership agreements, content production agreements, merchandising licenses etc.

  • Advising on all aspects of a foreign equity investment valued at US$6,000,000 in one of Nigeria’s leading record label including drafting and review legal documents i.e. term sheet, investment agreements etc., advising on and negotiating commercial and technical terms in respect of shareholding structure, establishment of offshore entity, and acquisition of music catalogue, employment documentation, merchandising and brand acquisition documentation etc.

  • Provided legal services to one of Nigeria’s premier subscription-based television platforms on all aspects of its operations including content acquisition, content production, obtaining the relevant operational license from the regulatory bodies, financing agreements, brand protection etc.