Firm: AELEX
AELEX | November 2021

The value-added services (VAS) subsector in Nigeria is projected to generate USD500 million by theend of 2021. The subsector, which is regulated by the Nigerian Communications Commission, requires licences and approval before any intending player can operate or participate thereof. In thisarticle, our Rapheal Irenenexamines the relevant regulations in Nigeria and considers the impact of VAS on the telecommunication sector ...

AELEX | March 2021

Understanding the Employer's Entitlement to Liquidated Damages When there is Sectional Completion - ǼLEX Legal .avada-select-parent .select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff}.select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff} It is common for parties in commercial construction projects to include sectional completion provisions in their contracts where they have agreed to complete works in sections or phases ...

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 ...

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] ...

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 ...

AELEX | November 2021

While there is a lot of interest and fascination surrounding existing digital assets, like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), many individuals and corporations are ramping up their efforts to market and provide virtual goods and services in the Metaverse ...

AELEX | April 2022

  While there is a lot of interest and fascination surrounding existing digital assets, like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), many individuals and corporations are ramping up their efforts to market and provide virtual goods and services in the Metaverse ...

AELEX | April 2022

  While there is a lot of interest and fascination surrounding existing digital assets, like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), many individuals and corporations are ramping up their efforts to market and provide virtual goods and services in the Metaverse ...

AELEX | May 2021

Open banking is an emerging financial services model that focuses on the portability and open availability of customer data held by financial institutions. It involves opening up banking systems, particularly customer data, to third parties to allow them provide services directly to customers ...

AELEX | April 2021

Tech Start-Up Companies Toolkits - ǼLEX Legal .avada-select-parent .select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff}.select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff} Are you running a start-up or contemplating starting that business and you are uncertain on how to proceed? Do not fret as AELEX Fintech centre has compiled this start-up tool kit to guide you on setting up your business ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

AELEX | February 2021

The objective of open banking is to have a payments and markets infrastructure which provides customers with the ability to review all their banking and financial information seamlessly. Open banking will lead to a situation where regardless of how many accounts and financial products a customer has with multiple institutions, he can manage them from a centralised location without having to check out from one system to another ...

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”) ...

AELEX | August 2021

Regulation of Courier and Logistics Company in Nigeria - ǼLEX Legal .avada-select-parent .select-arrow{background-color:#ffffff} ...

AELEX | March 2021

Franchising has become an increasingly popular business model. As such, it is necessary for franchisors to ensure that their businesses are adequately protected and their intellectual property rights (IPRs) are secured before a franchise is granted to a potential franchisee ...

AELEX | June 2021

Given the new trends and styles that emanate regularly from its players, the fashion industry is one that is constantly evolving. This industry, which is largely characterised by the production, display and sale of clothing, shoes, and perfume products has contributed immensely to the global gross domestic product ...

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 ...

AELEX | March 2021

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has extended the timeline for filing the 2021 data audit report from 15 March 2021 till 30 June 2021. In 2019, the National Information Technology and Development Agency (‘NITDA’) issued the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (‘NDPR’) ...

AELEX | May 2021

Recently,companies that offer platforms for the purchase of shares in foreign companies (“investment tech” or “wealth tech”)to Nigerians have been in a tussle with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) over their business activities ...

AELEX | April 2021

ecently,companies that offer platforms for the purchase of shares in foreign companies (“investment tech” or “wealth tech”)to Nigerians have been in a tussle with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) over their business activities ...

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 ...

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