Internet, Mobile & Tech Business Lawyers
Our business lawyers & attorneys advise internet, mobile, ICT, IT & tech manufacturers, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, exporters, importers and suppliers on the best ways to develop business opportunities and minimise commercial risks and problems in the West African market.
Africa is witnessing an information technology (IT) or digital revolution that is transforming traditional ways of business and service delivery. IT is becoming a leading enabler in the new economy and through content and distribution it is bringing about efficiency, productivity and employment in Africa. It is transforming social service delivery in health, education, culture and environmental management.
We offer legal, financial and business advice on the key areas of international trade law that need to be considered when trading, importing, exporting and distributing in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Internet, Mobile, ICT, IT & Tech Opportunities
Web and internet-based exchange of information is fast changing the African landscape and revolutionising trade, business, communication, research, networking and other aspects of daily life. Yet a gulf is emerging between developed and developing countries with regards to access and use of IT thus creating a new development gap through the so-called digital divide.
In Sub-Saharan Africa in particular, local language content is key to bringing new users online, as many are not comfortable reading in English or French. Also the majority of international and locally developed content is hosted outside the country, typically overseas. This results in slow Internet speeds and higher access costs.
In response African countries like The Gambia seek to transform the digital divide into a digital opportunity and put in place strategies to promote the use of IT to boost efficiencies, productivity and service delivery in all sectors of the Gambian economy.
Internet, Mobile, ICT, IT & Tech Investments
African businesses and companies realises the liberating potential of the new information technology for improving working procedures and profitability.
Africa leads the world in mobile adoption, which continues to offer the biggest cross-sectoral economic opportunities. Mobile payment networks, pioneered in East Africa, opened the wired, global economy to poor, unbanked city and rural dwellers.
To illustrate: Ethiopia set up a telephone hotline allowing small farmers immediate access to advice from agronomists, with over 3 million calls done in the first six months of the pilot programme.
Mobile is the area where Africa has pushed beyond the boundaries in the developed world, and African tech incubators are pushing to innovate.
Starting Or Developing A Business in Africa?
We advise international buyers, sellers, importers and exporters on the best bank instruments and payment terms for the profitable export, import, marketing, sales and distribution of products and goods in West Africa.
Please contact us for a no obligation discussion regarding starting, set up or develop an import export business or to discuss trade investment opportunities in West Africa.