Meet The Faculty At The Entertainment And Sports Law Training

Meet The Faculty At The Entertainment And Sports Law Training

Amanda Nneoma Uzoagba

Amanda Nneoma Uzoagba is an Entertainment Lawyer, Award-Winning Author, Film, TV & Music Business Executive/Consultant, Public Speaker, Legal Educator and Podcaster (Founder of ‘Dear Creator Podcast’ and the co-host of Legal Avenue Podcast with Lola OJ & Mandy). She holds a degree in law (LL.B) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and was called to bar in 2017. She is currently a Senior Legal Executive at EbonyLife Group, which is a prominent player in the African entertainment industry. Amanda has facilitated many events, conferences, and webinars targeted at educating and enlightening entertainers, entrepreneurs and creatives, on the protection of their intellectual property rights, and creative works.

She has more than eight years of experience in the Entertainment Industry, starting out as a blogger and PR consultant for Record Labels before she was called to the Nigerian Bar. As a Film, TV and Music Business Executive, she has worked on more than six big budget productions exhibited in theatres and on international streaming platforms. She has worked on a variety of co-production, development and production deals with international studios such as Netflix, Sony, BBC, Westbrook, AMC, Amazon Prime etc. Within the music industry, she has represented artists (big and underground artists), music producers, songwriters and record labels through record label deals, publishing and distribution deals as well as helping them navigate the complex legal landscape of the music business.

In 2019, Amanda launched her consultancy firm called Goldwhisk Consult, a boutique consulting firm which focuses on the Entertainment and Creative Business providing a range of services related to the legal and business aspects of the entertainment industry. Her diverse background and extensive experience makes her a prominent figure in the intersection of law and the entertainment industry in Nigeria and across the world. She not only provides legal counsel but also actively contributes to the education and development of professionals in this field through her coaching network tagged #LegalCoachingbyMandy for Law Students and Young Lawyers.


Rita Anwiri Chindah

Rita Anwiri Chindah (@esmeraldoesq) is a lecturer at the Rivers State University. An intellectual property consultant for IGA Nigeria Limited who is the Heritage Consultant for the Lagos State Government where she provides legal advice on how to commercialise and monetize the culture, tourism, and heritage of Lagos State by exploring the intangible asset the state has.

She holds a master’s degree in intellectual property and Information Technology from the University of Derby, United Kingdom. The podcast host of #IPSERIES which features conversations on recent intellectual property cases and development globally & has 113 episodes published with 21 blog post editions on Substack.

Part of the team that drafted the Rivers State ICT Policy, a 3 time Judge for the Adavize Alao Essay Competition on Privacy Data Protection in 2019, 2020 & 2021. A member of the “Technical Working Group ” drafting the Geographical Indication Law for Nigeria in collaboration with African Intellectual Property Rights & Innovation in Africa (AfrPi) & Africa International Trade and Commerce Research (AITCR) sponsored by the EU. As Chief Convener of the Intellectual Property Society of Nigeria (IPSN) my team and I have organized two virtual conferences which took place every last Friday in October and celebrated one World Intellectual Property Day.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB) Young Members Group (YMG) Global Steering Committee. Current PRO of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Port Harcourt Chapter, Pro-Term Secretary Young Members Group of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Port Harcourt Chapter. A legal adviser for the Rivers State Musician Guild and she has spoken at various intellectual property events both physically and virtually Charter President Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Greenbelt.


Akinyemi Ayinoluwa

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa (akinyemilaw) is a Partner and Co-founder at HighTower Solicitors and Advocates. His music law practice focuses on the representation of recording artists, songwriters, record producers, record labels, investors in music, and talent managers. He is often recommended as a lawyer who breathes, drinks and eats music. Akinyemi’s past legal experience includes: Associate at Wemimo Ogunde & Co and Awokoya & Co. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, he was a songwriter, recording artist, composer and performer; he was the lead singer of the defunct 100 degrees boy band.

He has authored numerous articles in the field of music law, estate planning, commercial transactions, and regularly gets invited to deliver speeches and courses about these subjects. On a small number of clients, Akinyemi functions as a business manager, as well as the lawyer. In recent years, Akinyemi has built up a formidable roster of hit making producer clients from Afrobeats: Magicsticks, NIPHKEYS, Andre Vibes, Kukbeatz, Masterkraft, Blaq Jerzee, ID Cabasa, Northboi, Rexxie, Jaypizzle, RunCheck, Larry Lanes, Tuzi, and many others.

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa prides himself in helping clients understand the value of their intellectual property rights and to be mindful of the exploitation that is rampant in the industry. Akinyemi’s zeal and passion for education has also caused him to design educational resources for recording artists, record producers and beatmakers.




Beverley A Agbakoba

Beverley A Agbakoba-Onyejianya @maxxyb is currently a Partner, and Head of the Sports, Entertainment and Tech practice at Olisa Agbakoba Legal. She is also a regulatory and compliance professional. Beverly is called to the Nigerian and UK bar, she also sits on the panel of neutrals at the Lagos Multi Door Court and the Lagos Court of Arbitration.

She has over 19 years professional experience in the banking and capital markets sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Her broad experience in the regulatory and compliance industry covers investment banking, brokerage and fund management sectors and has seen her hold various leadership roles in regulatory and compliance sector. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Sports thematic Industry group on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Youth Policy Development.

She is also a member of the Lagos Divisional Football Association and a Mediator -Football Tribunal at Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Beverley is recognised as a thought leader in sports law and has co – authored, authored and published numerous articles and materials on sports law, entertainment law, corporate governance including the A to Z of Sports Law in Nigeria.

Beverley is the founder of Lagos Tigers Football Club – a youth academy and is passionate about youth sports development. She is regularly invited to speak at international and national conferences on sports governance, intellectual property, regulatory and compliance, and personal development. Beverly is a member of faculty at the Entertainment Law Mastery class scheduled for the 28th and 29th of September,2023.


Olayemi Oladapo

Olayemi Oladapo is a Nigerian music executive and lawyer based in the UK. He currently serves as the International Partner Manager for Middle East & Africa at PRS for Music, the UK’s Collective Management Organisation. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s partners located in the Middle East and African regions.

Previously, Olayemi managed legal and licensing operations for Mavin Records for 2 years before being promoted to the role of Publishing & Licensing Manager. During his tenure, he played a key role in establishing the label’s Music Publishing division over the following two years.

Following that, he a launched a boutique law practice for creatives called Uxbridge LP where he represented artists and producers on deals with major labels and publishers. Olayemi boasts extensive experience working with licensing and publishing partners globally, successfully negotiating and finalizing numerous sync and other licensing deals. Additionally, he co-founded Second Summer, a talent management company.

Charles Ajiboye

A result oriented lawyer, author, speaker, chartered mediator and chartered conciliator. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators(ICMC), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Auctioneers, an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria(ICSAN), and an Advisor at the Institute for productivity and Business Innovation Management(IPBIM). He is a Chartered Secretary and a Certified Board Evaluator.

Charles is extremely creative and innovative. He is an artist and an art collector and has had both a solo and collaborative art exhibition to showcase his works. He represents several creatives across several emerging industry. He has provided Digital Legal Services and worked with several Tech. Companies, Fin. Techs and Start-ups with a cumulative investor funding in excess of USD50million, including Cars45, Dealdey, Stutern, CarsBazr e.t.c. He has served on several boards of companies including the Manufacturers Resource Centre Limited owned by Manufacturers Association of Nigeria which has over 2,500 Nigerian manufacturing companies as members among others.

He is Executive Partner, The Penthouse Law; Founder, IC-CUBE Nigeria; Chairman; Penthouse Gardens Ltd. and CA Collections and the National Assistant Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association.

His awards include ESQ Rising Star Award, for 40 under 40 changing the face of law in Africa, Business day fastest growing Law firm of 2019 Award, Trek Africa Lawyer of the Year Award, STN Best Brain of the year award, All Times Transcendant Leadership Award, Most technology driven law firm of 2019 Award and Young Entrepreneur of the year award by Ideation Hub Africa.

He has been featured by various electronic and print media such as Channels TV, TV Continental, Galaxy TV, African Independent TV, Lagos TV, Thisday, Punch, The Sun and The Nation Newspapers and City People magazine and several online platforms as one of the leading lights in youth advocacy and silent change agents in Nigeria. He serves as Patron of several Youth Organizations and he is a Knight of St. Mulumba (KSM) in the Catholic Church

He is the Convener of the nearly 1,000 lawyer-members, Law As A Business Community, National Chess Tournament for Lawyers, and the IC-CUBE National Start-Up Conference. In the 4years the conference held, it gathered over 3,000 youths and sustained the partnership of global brands.

Charles is a fitness enthusiast and a Member of Ikoyi Club 1938 where he swims or play golf in his spare time. He is married with children.





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The Nigerian Film and Media Industry Needs More Lawyers

The Nigerian Film and Media Industry Needs More Lawyers

The Nigerian film and media industry is a rapidly growing industry that has contributed significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The industry is plagued by several challenges, one of which is finance. However, there are several mechanisms for financing the film industry in Nigeria, such as government and private institutions’ grants/loans, private equity, and contributions from members and friends.

In August 2023, the Nigerian film industry experienced a remarkable surge in box office revenue, with a 25% increase compared to the previous month. The Cinema Association of Nigeria reported total earnings of N603 million from ticket sales across the country, up from N482.5 million in July

The Nigerian film and media industry, like any other industry, requires legal services to ensure that the rights of all parties involved are protected and that the industry operates within the confines of the law. According to an article on Unilag Law Review, entertainment law is a demanding career that involves the sound knowledge of contract law, corporate law, finance, tort, bankruptcy law, immigration, tax law, insurance law, labour law, intellectual property law and applying the principles to the interactions between players in the entertainment industry. Lawyers in this practice area help to structure, negotiate and execute arrangements of agreements for a wide variety of industry participants.

Legal issues may arise in all stages of the creation of original works of entertainment. They move from the production stage, where formal contracts are drawn to set forth the respective rights of the parties involved in entertainment work, to the licensing and distribution stage. Legal issues may also arise from seemingly trivial matters such as copyright infringement or breach of contract.

In Nigeria, intellectual property laws form the foundation of the legal framework for the media and entertainment industry because most media and entertainment activities are intellectual property related. Lawyers play a crucial role in ensuring that these laws are adhered to and that creators’ rights are protected.

In summary, lawyers play an important role in ensuring that the Nigerian film and media industry operates within legal boundaries and that all parties involved are protected.

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Requirements For Setting Up And Operating Commercial Aviation Services In Nigeria | Adeola Osifeko

Requirements For Setting Up And Operating Commercial Aviation Services In Nigeria | Adeola Osifeko



In Nigeria, aviation services like any other business are regulated and administered by legislation which sets the course for legal and governance frameworks required to legitimately carry on aviation services classified as air transport or air operating services and allied aviation services in Nigeria. This article shall further consider the categories of air operations, registration and licensing requirements spelt out by the Corporate Affairs Commission Checklist 2022, and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulation 2022, (Nig. Cars 2022). For the purpose of this article, focus shall be given to Part 18 of Nig Cars 2023, (“IS 18 Nig Cars 2023”) which addresses civil aviation air transport economic activities.


The aviation industry in Nigeria is primarily overseen by the Federal Ministry of Aviation, which is responsible for the formulation of aviation policies. There are also other government bodies governing and regulating other aviation services in Nigeria such as:

  • the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, established under the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (Establishment, etc) Act 1999 (NAMA), which provides air traffic and navigation services; and
  • the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, established under the Federal Airports Authority Act 1996 (FAAN), is responsible for the development, provision and maintenance of airports and associated services.
  • the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), established under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act 2022 (CAA). It is worthy to note that the CAA empowers the NCAA to among other things make Regulations for air operations and issue the required license, permit, and certificate once the air carrier establishes that it has complied with the requirements of the Corporate Affairs Commission, (CAC).

As a matter of fact, while the CAC[1] prescribes the share capital thresholds for carrying out aviation services, the type of authorization issued establishes compliance with the precursory requirements. These thresholds are as follows:

  • Air transport (Local): NGN 500 million
  • Air transport (Regional): NGN1 Billion
  • Air transport (International): NGN 2 Billion
  • Air ambulance, fumigation and private jet: NGN 20 Million
  • Air transport training institutions: NGN 2 Million
  • Aviation (Ground Handling Services): NGN 500 Million
  • Agents of foreign Airlines: NGN 1 Million
  • Travel/Tours: NGN30 Million.


Having satisfied the registration requirements, authorization for commercial air operations could be in form of a license, permit and/or any other authorization depending on the nature of the aviation services.

IS 18.2 Nig. Cars 2023 prescribes four types of authorisations issued by NCAA for commercial flight operations’ discussed below:

  1. Air Transport License (ATL).

ATL is obtained and renewed by the grant of written application and compliance with the requirements for grant and renewal respectively. The said license is issued by NCAA for carriage of passengers, mail, and cargo by air. ATL is valid for a period of five (5) years and is subject to renewal every five years on expiration of the initial term. Amongst other things, the ATL holder may be required to demonstrate its ability to continue to meet the terms and conditions set forth in the CAA, otherwise, the NCAA can suspend or revoke an ATL if the holder of the ATL contravenes the terms and conditions set forth in the Act, Nig. Cars, rules and orders made thereunder.

  1. Air Operating Permit (AoP).

This applies to the permit issued by NCAA for commercial carriage of passengers, mail, and cargo for non-scheduled and charter services, it is usually obtained and renewed by the grant of written application and compliance with the procedures for grant or renewal required by NCAA. The AoP is valid for a period of three years and is subject to renewal every three (3) years. However, the NCAA can suspend or revoke an AoP if the holder contravenes the terms and conditions set forth in the CAA, Nig. Cars, rules and orders made by NCAA.

  1. Air Travel Organiser License (ATOL).

ATOL is applicable to tour organisers who are engaged in holiday travels, tour packages, special events, and religious pilgrimages, and can be obtained and renewed by the grant of a written application and compliance with the requirements for grant or renewal submitted to NCAA. An ATOL is valid for a period of 2 years and subject to renewal every two years. However, NCAA can suspend or revoke an ATOL, where the holder contravenes the terms and conditions provided by the in the CAA, Nig. Cars, Rules and orders made by the NCAA.

  1. Permit for Aerial Aviation Services, (PAAS).

PAAS is applicable to aerial work operations, flying club, flying school and such other services as may be designated by the NCAA from time to time. It can be obtained and renewed by the grant of written application and compliance with the requirements for grant or renewal required by NCAA. A PAAS is valid for a period of three (3) years and subject to renewal every three (3) years on expiration of the initial term. NCAA can suspend or revoke a PAAS in the format specified in the Regulations where the holder contravenes the terms and conditions provided by the CAA, Nig Cars, Rules, and order made by the NCAA. An applicant of a PAAS shall not be incorporated under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act and any amendments, thereof. Also, the issuance of a security clearance by the relevant agency should precede the issuance of a PAAS.

On 10 July 2023, the NCAA released a public statement directing all right holders to among other things comply with the following[2]:

  1. Renew current license/certifications pursuant to Nig.CARs 2023 except for subsisting certificates, licenses, permits, authorisations issued under Nig.CARs 2015, which will remain valid until expiration.
  2. Submit all applications for variation and renewal of licenses/certificates before the effective date pursuant to Nig.CARs 2023.
  3. Submit all applications for variation and renewal of licenses/certificates before the effective date which is currently at the document evaluation phase of the licensing/certification process pursuant to the Nig.CARs 2023.
  4. Ensure all applications for initial issue of licenses/certificates at the document evaluation phase of their licensing/certification are processed from the effective date pursuant to the provisions of the Nig. CARs 2023.

In addition to the above directive, on 11th August 2023, NCAA further directed all air operators to comply with the Nig. CARs 2023 on insurance coverage[3].

Specifically, IS of the Nig. Cars 2023 provides amongst other things that all airlines and other allied aviation service providers must NOT operate without:

  1. Adequate and valid insurance cover;
  2. Submit to the NCAA copies of valid insurance certificates, evidence of payment of premium and other policy documents of insurance cover of not less than three (3) months as specified in provision.
  3. Have adequate insurance documentation which must be renewed before the expiration of the current policy and be submitted to the NCAA as soon as such renewal is effective.

It should further be stated that non-adherence with these obligations will attract immediate sanctions which extends to grounding the specific aircraft and taking enforcement action against any defaulting airline/service provider.


The scope of air operations for the purpose of this article shall be limited to commercial air operations classified into three categories now discussed as follows:

1.Domestic Operations[4]

Generally, commercial domestic operations are classified as scheduled air transport, aerial aviation services, and organized package tours.

Where the operator carries on scheduled air transport between two or more states in Nigeria, such operator is expected to notify the NCAA of its operational routes, the frequency(ies) of operations and the fares to be charged before commencement of operations.

It shall also be required to apply for the relevant applicable license alongside obtaining an Air Operator Certificate (AOC); ensure compliance with the provisions of the CAA, Nig. Cars and other directives made thereunder; show proof of adequate insurance cover for passengers, cargo and third party. However, holders of AOC are not required to obtain flight clearances from the Authority prior to undertaking non-scheduled international operations, however, they are required to depart and enter the country through designated customs aerodromes. In addition, non-scheduled operators shall submit the passenger and cargo manifests, airway bills and client services invoices to the NCAA.

1.1Aerial Aviation Services, (AAS).

AAS are services which include aerial mapping, aerial survey, crop spraying, aerial advertisement, flying club, flying school and such other services as may be designated by the NCAA from time to time. Domestic operators who are holders of Permit Aerial Aviation Services, (PAAS) qualify to carry on AAS and are further required to obtain Safety Certificates from the NCAA before commencing this service. They are also restricted from engaging in any form of carriage of passengers, cargo or mail for hire and reward and any form of operation different from those specified in their Permits.

1.2Self-Handling Services, (SHS).

SHS is a situation in which airport users directly provide one or more categories of ground handling services to the exclusion of contracts with third party providing such services. For the purpose of this regulation, the airport users shall not consider one another as third parties if a private entity holds a majority in another entity and where a single entity has a majority holding in each i.e domestic airlines are considered to operate independently. These operators are required to obtain approval from NCAA after duly fulfilling the statutory requirements as specified by IS 18.12 Nig. Cars 2023 which is applicable to the collection and remittance of all sale and sundry charges.

1.3Organized Package Tour, (OPT)

OPT applies to holders of Air Travel Organiser License (ATOL). OPT are expected to operate within the conditions specified in their license and shall not engage in aircraft operations. They are to have current and adequate bank/insurance bonds to cover their operations.

Before operation commences, license and permit holders must obtain an air operator certificate and meet certain requirements, including providing adequate insurance cover for passengers, cargo and third parties. Permit holders engaged in cargo operations must obtain air operator certificates from the NCAA before operations commence.

2.Regional and International Operations by Nigerian Airlines

An air carrier permit (ACP) is issued by the NCAA to designated Nigerian airlines on regional and international routes, subject to the airline fulfilling the requirements specified in this Regulation. The Nig.Car also mandates all Nigerian airlines designated on regional and international routes to obtain safety certificates to maintain adequate financial standing for their flight operations and show evidence of domestic operations for at least six (6) months.

3.Foreign Airline Operations in and out of Nigeria

IS 18 Nig.Cars 2023 contains specific regulations for commercial air transport by foreign air operators within Nigeria. This regulation sets forth Foreign Carrier Operating Permit (FCOP) as the requisite authorisation issued by the NCAA. A foreign air carrier operating in and out of Nigeria engaging in scheduled international air services, is required to fulfill specified standards i.e desists from operating sale offices and outlets in cities other than the point(s) of entry specified in the subsisting bilateral air services agreement under which a foreign carrier is designated, and shall be limited to the aerodromes and restricted from distributing tickets through banks and other financial institutions as well as engaging in self-handling.


AAS are services rendered in support of aircraft operations, aerodromes and such support services which enhance the business of air transportation. The regulations[5] provides for the nature ofbusinesses classified as allied aviation services[6] such as: ground handling, agent of foreign airlines, travel agency, cargo agency and air freight forwarding, inflight catering services, aviation fuel supply, air transport training institutions, aircraft sale or leasing and other aviation related services. Nig Cars 2023 further profiles entities qualified to run these businesses[7], prescribes the relevant resources required to discharge actual and potential obligations, and protects service providers from discrimination against or decline of access to any airline, allied service provider in provision of services or facilities at the airport whilst mandating submission of monthly financial obligations to the NCAA.


Compliance with the provisions of IS 18 Nig. Cars 2023 amongst other things establishes consistency and uniformity across the global aviation industry, allowing for seamless operations, in addition to promoting economic growth. It also reflects the strengths and weaknesses of our domestic aviation policy. For instance, due to the global nature of aviation services strong compliance indicates recognition and adherence to international practices, efficiency in harmonising aviation industry laws within our local context and effective enforcement mechanisms through the imposition of sanctions, penalties and fines, which invariably promotes safety and security of investment within the sector. On the other hand, non-compliance reflects inadequate understanding of the industry and inability to compel stakeholders to uphold the law and practices of the industry. The essence of compliance is strongly rooted in predictability, and enforcements, therefore, potential and existing stakeholders are encouraged to adhere to the provisions of the Nig Cars 2023.

Author: AdeolaOsifeko

[1] Corporate Affairs Operations Checklists 2022 pages 19 and 20

[2] Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Website, ‘Publication & Implementation of Nig. Cars 2023 – Fourth Amendment to Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations’ 12 July 2023 Accessed on 4 August 2023

[3] Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Website, ‘ NCAA Demands Compliance with the Civil Aviation Regulation on Insurance Cover 14 August 2023 ‘ Accessed on 14 August 2023

[4] 2023 Nig Cars, Regulations 18.4.2

[5] 2023 Nig. Cars, Part 18.12

[6] 2023 Nig. Cars, Part

[7] 2023 Nig. Cars, Part

Adeola is an IP lawyer, transactional and corporate governance practitioner with indigenous legal practice experience and global outlook.She curates corporate commercial content on legal advisory and regulatory compliance needs for startups, SMEs and corporate entities seeking to establish,run and scale their businesses in Nigeria. Her contents are customised to provide pragmatic and relevant answers and legal solutions to Nigerian and foreign entrepreneurs/executives seeking corporate-commercial services.

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With the massive developments in the digital world, the vast spectrum of entertainment industries all across the globe has seen rapid developments. Of course, this includes Nigeria as well. The music, game, and film industries have all been on an uprising in recent years, and tons of people foresee that the growth will only continue.

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Theme: Entertainment Law Mastery 2.0

Date: 28th & 29th September, 2023

Mode: Hybrid

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Time: 9am – 5pm daily


  1. Music Contracts & Agreements
  2. Film & Media Agreements
  3. Art Law
  4. Talent Acquisition & Management
  5. Licensing & Intellectual Property Law
  6. Sports Law


Members of Faculty

  1. Beverly Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal)
  2. Akinyemi Ayinuoluwa (Partner, Hightower Solicitors)
  3. Rita Anwiri Chindah, ACIArb (Lectuer, Faculy of Law, Rivers State)
  4. Olayemi Oladapo (International Partner Manager, Middle East & Africa, PRS.)
  5. Amanda Uzoagba (Senior Legal Executive, EbonyLife Media)
  6. Charles Ajiboye (Partner, The Penthouse Solicitors)

Registration Fee:

Physical Session

60,000 Naira | 45,000 Naira (early bird – ends 15th September, 2023).

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Virtual Session

50,000 Naira | 35,000 Naira (early bird – ends 15th September, 2023).

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This session promises to be a practical session, lawyers, entertainers and stakeholders in the entertainment and sports industry are encouraged to participate as well. Kindly note participants will receive certificates of attendance, as well as NBA-ICLE points allotted by the Nigerian Bar Association’s Institute of Continuous Learning Education.

Registration fee also covers training materials, tea break and lunch. For more information, please contact Lawlexis on 09029755663 or Looking forward to welcoming you at the training.

Art Law: Huge Area Of Opportunity For Lawyers

Art Law: Huge Area Of Opportunity For Lawyers

Art lawyers are professionals who specialize in the legal aspects of the art world, such as contracts, intellectual property, authentication, provenance, restitution, taxation, and litigation. They help artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, museums, and other stakeholders protect their rights and interests in the art market.

The art market is a complex and dynamic sector that involves a variety of transactions and disputes, often across different jurisdictions and cultures. Art lawyers can provide valuable advice and representation in these matters, ensuring that the parties involved comply with the relevant laws and regulations, avoid potential risks and liabilities, and resolve any conflicts or issues that may arise.

The art market is also a significant and growing part of the global economy. According to Statista, the sales value of the art market worldwide was 67.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, reaching the second-highest value reported in the last 15 years. The art market is comparable in size to other major private markets, such as venture capital, private equity, and real estate. Moreover, the art market has shown resilience and innovation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with online sales and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) becoming more prominent and popular. The art market also contributes to the cultural and social development of society, as it supports the creation, preservation, and dissemination of artistic expressions and heritage.

Therefore, art lawyers play an important role in facilitating and enhancing the functioning and value of the art market. They help ensure that the art market operates in a fair, transparent, and ethical manner, respecting the rights and interests of all parties involved. They also help foster a culture of trust and cooperation among the various actors in the art world, promoting a positive and productive environment for artistic creation and exchange. By doing so, art lawyers not only serve their clients, but also serve the public interest and the common good.

To learn more about art Law, register and participate in our Entertainment Law training scheduled to hold in September. See more details below;

Modules for this training include;

1. Music Contracts & Agreements
2. Film & Media Agreements
3. Art Law
4. Talent Acquisition & Management
5. Licensing & Intellectual Property Law
6. Sports Law

Other details are:
Theme: Entertainment Law Mastery 2.0
Date : 28th & 29th September, 2023
Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
Time: 9am – 5pm daily

Registration Fee:

Physical Session
60,000 Naira | 45,000 Naira (early bird – ends 8th September, 2023).

Registration Link-

Virtual Session
50,000 Naira | 35,000 Naira (early bird – ends 8th September, 2023).

Registration Link-

This session promises to be practical session and lawyers on all levels are welcome to register. For more information contact Lawlexis on 09029755663 or Looking forward to welcoming you at the training.

Image Credit: Njideka’s 2017 ‘Bush Babies’ is known as the most costly recorded Nigerian Art piece sold. Her blended media piece sold for $3.4M (N1.2 Billion) at Sotheby’s New York, authoritatively breaking the record as the most costly Nigerian art piece.


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Opportunities For Lawyers In Sports Law

Opportunities For Lawyers In Sports Law

Why Become A Sports Lawyer

Watching sports, rooting for teams, and celebrating successful players are wildly cherished pastimes around the world. As with other industries, that passion equals profit. In fact, the sports industry is now estimated to be worth more than $500 billion!

Some of the top ten largest sports contracts of all time include;

• Lionel Messi: $673,919,105 for a four-year soccer contract with FC Barcelona

• Patrick Mahomes: $503,000,000 for a 12-year football contract with the Kansas City Chiefs

• Mike Trout: $426,500,000 for a 12-year baseball contract with the Los Angeles Angels

• Mookie Betts: $365,000,000 for a 12-year baseball contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers

• Fernando Tatís Jr.: $340,000,000 for a 14-year baseball contract with the San Diego Padres

• Bryce Harper: $330,000,000 for a 13-year baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies

When it comes to sports, we often think about the players, the coaches, the team owners, and the fans. However, there is another important player in the world of sports that we often overlook – the sports lawyer. Sports lawyers are attorneys who specialize in sports law and represent athletes, teams, leagues, and organizations in legal matters related to sports.

What do sports lawyers do?

Sports lawyers come into play by ensuring the system of checks and regulations to ensure that fans, players and clubs do not get exploited.

Sports lawyers represent the legal interests of their clients. The clientele can include individual athletes, players, teams and coaching staff. High level sport equates to a high pressure environment, where typically the smallest margins can make a huge difference.

The tasks and responsibilities of sports lawyers can vary depending on their area of specialization and the clients they represent. However, some common tasks and responsibilities of sports lawyers include:

• Negotiating contracts for athletes, coaches, and other sports personnel

• Advising clients on legal issues related to sports, such as intellectual property rights, sponsorship deals, and licensing agreements

• Representing clients in arbitration or litigation related to sports disputes

• Drafting legal documents such as contracts, sponsorship agreements, and licensing agreements

• Providing legal guidance to sports teams, leagues, and organizations on issues such as labor law and antitrust law

The main priority of a sports lawyer is to make sure that athletes are given a good deal. For example, they help secure and negotiate contracts, sponsorship deals, mediate any disputes that these individuals might have and fight their corners.

So you have got your law degree and are thinking about becoming a sports lawyer but how do you do it? The first step is experience. Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be directly in sports law.

By participating in the Entertainment Law Mastery class, you will learn not only about Sports Law, and how to excel as a Sports Lawyer but you will learn other areas of Entertainment law as well.

Register via this link

You can also read more about the training here;