Cybercrimes and Cyber Laws in Nigeria: All You Need To know

Nigerians have become cyber-creatures, spending a significant amount of time online. As the digital world expands, so does cybercrime in Nigeria. The necessity to combat these seemingly uncontrollable phenomena gave rise to Cyber Laws in Nigeria. Cyber law acts as a shield over cyberspace, preventing cybercrime from occurring. The government is committed to developing and…

Understanding Commercial and Media Broadcasting Rights in Sports

Broadcasting rights (also known as media rights) are legal rights which a broadcasting organisation owns and negotiates for the purpose of commercial exploitation.   In sports, copyright and related rights, particularly those relating to broadcasting, underpin the relationship between sport, television and other media. Television and media organisations have been known to enter bidding wars…

Grassroots Football Financing – A Review of FIFA Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments

Grassroots Football Financing – A Review of FIFA Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments – Written By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianaya (Associate Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment and Tech Practice) Football clubs play a vital role in society, not only do they contribute immensely to organised sports and recreation support the social organization of the youth, by providing a…

Intellectual Property Rights in Film Making: Exploring Life Stories & Biopics

Intellectual Property Rights in Film Making: Exploring Life Stories & Biopics – By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment & Tech Practice) & Ginika Ikechukwu (Associate – Sports, Entertainment and Tech Practice) Oloture, a top streaming Netflix movie, produced by well-known production outfit, Ebonylife TV, was released in October, 2020. However, sometime after its release,…

Using Artworks in Creative Projects – The Legal Position Explained

Using Artworks in Creative Projects – The Legal Position Explained – By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner, Head- Sports, Entertainment and Technology Practice) & Ginika Ikechukwu Are you an art collector or budding aficionado or perhaps a film producer who works in the creative space?  Do you plan to use artwork or sculptures for your next creative…

Legal Ramifications of COVID-19: Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Frustration

Legal Ramifications of COVID-19 on the Sports and Entertainment Industries The most significant incident to impact the planet in the last four months has been the outbreak of COVID-19 popularly known as the novel coronavirus. This outbreak has reinforced the need for appropriate legal and risk management measures and systems. The pandemic which has now…