Telecommunications and Technology

Olajide Oyewole LLP is consistently regarded as a top tier telecommunications law firm in Nigeria with an intimate understanding of the industry. Our telecommunications experience includes arranging financing for business ventures, structuring mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, developing creative regulatory solutions and obtaining redress in federal and state courts and agencies.

Our lawyers have industry and government experience, which gives the firm significant insight into how clients can best meet their strategic goals. With the emergence of mobile telecommunications in Nigeria, this firm’s Partner, Tunde Oyewole, held various positions within the first GSM telecommunications company to commence operations in Nigeria, Econet Wireless Nigeria (now Airtel Networks). In his capacity as the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer he implemented the first major corporate governance and compliance code by a major indigenous company, and his efforts have been widely applauded and reproduced.

On-going and recently completed Transactions

  • Acquisition of a 3G Telecoms Operator by Etisalat valued at worth US$250 million;

  • Representing a state government in a multi-billion-dollar suit relating to the pre-emptive rights to acquire the shares of one of Nigeria’s largest telecommunications companies;