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Media & Broadcasting

1 ranked lawyersBand 2South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Significant practice group highlighted for its familiarity with a broad range of regulations in the broadcasting sector. Notably active on matters involving the national regulatory bodies, offering support on contentious mandates including complaints, public hearings and litigation. Additionally equipped to assist with competition law issues in the field. Has experience acting for an array of both public and private clients, with an increasingly active practice acting for over-the-top service providers.

Work highlights

Represented Classic FM and African Media Entertainment in a complaint made to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa alleging a breach of the Electronic Communications Act as a result of African Media Entertainment acquiring shares in Classic FM.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators regard Livia Dyer as an "excellent" practitioner and particularly highlight the distinguished reputation she holds for her regulatory work. She has extensive experience assisting clients engaging with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, the Film and Publication Board and other regulators in the telecoms and media field.

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Overview

Our specialists in media law advise clients in this sector operating in or looking to enter the African market such as broadcasters and video-on-demand providers.

We assist our clients to get into the market quickly, whilst navigating many of the regulatory and other challenges of operating on the continent. Our advice generally extends to market developments, policy, and licensing and other regulatory requirements, such as content classification.

We also advise clients on regulatory issues arising in the context of commercial transactions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions in the sector. In South Africa we regularly advise the regulator, ICASA.

Members

Dyer, Livia

Franklyn, Claire

Clients

Ericsson

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

On Digital Media

Industries

Government

Media

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Media & Broadcasting

Bowmans

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Location

11 Alice Lane

Sandton

P O Box 785812

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2146

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South Africa

Media & Broadcasting


Livia Dyer
Band 2