Getting the Deal Through: Renewable Energy 2020

Getting the Deal Through – Renewable Energy is a timely overview of the key legislation and regulation affecting the development of renewable energy and clean power worldwide. Topics covered include: legal definitions of renewable energy and clean power; government and private participants in the renewable electricity sector; frameworks for developing, financing, operating and selling renewable …

Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2020

An overview of the regulation and business of electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply, provided by lawyers writing on the markets in their own jurisdictions. Areas covered include: governmental policy, legislative framework and industry overview, government and administrative authorizations, interconnection of generation to the grid, transactions between utilities and their affiliates, access to transmission services …

An Appraisal of the Regulation on National Content Development for the Power Sector

Following the privatization of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), there has been in increase in foreign direct investment in the power sector. The NESI is now heavily dependent on imported human resources, material, equipment and services. It is based on the above that Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued the ‘Regulation on National Content …

Enforcement of Trademark Rights in Nigeria

As the most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is a potential market for counterfeit products. Cheap, sub-standard fakes are flooding the market through foreign and local traders while manufacturers are illegally replicating well know brand names and designs on their packages and labels. Very often, consumers purchase products and discover that it is a fairly …

Overview of Patents in Nigeria

A patent is an intellectual property (IP) right for a technical invention. The grant of a patent for an invention is the grant to the grantee by the state as a territorial right for a limited period. The grant gives the inventor the exclusive right to prevent others from using the invention for commercial purposes …

Getting the Deal Through: Renewal Energy 2018

Getting the Deal Through: Renewable Energy 2019

Getting the Deal Through – Renewable Energy is a timely overview of the key legislation and regulation affecting the development of renewable energy and clean power worldwide. Topics covered include: legal definitions of renewable energy and clean power; government and private participants in the renewable electricity sector; frameworks for developing, financing, operating and selling renewable …

A Guide to Trademark Registration in Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with the largest economy in the continent and a fast-growing services sector with an increasing need for consumer goods.  This factor makes trade mark registration important. The laws governing trademark in Nigeria are Trade Marks Act, Cap T 13, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (“TMA”) and the …