Shonaiya & Co. is a medium sized Law firm specialised in Entertainment Law and other related media and technology practice areas.
Based in the city of Lagos, the hub of music, film and everything entertainment in Nigeria, our firm is vastly experienced, well connected and uniquely positioned to serve both individuals and corporate bodies in the creative and business areas of the Industry.
At Shonaiya & Co., we provide legal services for ALL music matters, from Label/Artiste negotiations, contract drafts and dispute resolution, to Writers and Producer agreements, features and digital distribution, in all genres.
Film, television, comedy concerts and all media financing, negotiation, development, production and distribution contracts; Domestic and international co-production deals, endorsements, and also branding and merchandising contracts.
Fashion talent and model management agreements, including licensing of images for advertising and activations.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY
Management and protection of information and intangible properties in today's ever advancing techno world.
Patent and Marks registration and compliance. Copyright infringement disputes and licensing, including research and establishing ownership of intellectual property.
Accrued earnings from the "use" of music. Domestic and worldwide publishing negotiations and contracts for Writers, Composers/Producers and recording/performing Artistes.
Comprehensive knowledge of the Sports Industry and practice experience of Sports Law in Nigeria and abroad, plus representation of Athletes for commercial endoresements.
LITIGATION & MEDIATION
Albeit as a last resort, we offer Litigation services by our experienced Lawyers, and also a comprehensive Mediation service to the benefit and satisfaction of our clients.
As the saying goes, "there is no business like show business". We at Shonaiya
& Co. know and understand this more than most. As another saying goes, "show
business is 10% show and 90% business", we believe that every business and
industry needs a strong legal structure to survive and thrive. So here we are.
With our over 30 years (combined) of first hand experience in the Nigerian (and
global) entertainment industry, both home and abroad, production, legal and
management, our team of Lawyers have the unique qualification of having
covered the entire industry, from music, film and television, to fashion, comedy and sports, and we are qualified in Nigeria and the United Kingdom to provide
expert services in all these fields to our Clients.
The Nigerian entertainment industry is on the verge of a global explosion,
especially in music and film, and at Shonaiya & Co., we are committed to seeing
that vision actualised with the strongest protection and administration of our
Clients' rights and creative properties. The Nigerian entertainment industry, as a
major contributor to the Country's GDP, shall not lack legal structure.
FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER
Tel: +234 (0)811 377 7819
Oyinkansola Fawehinmi (Foza)
Tel: +234 (0)811 184 8399
Tel: +234 (0)807 379 9899
ASSOCIATE / LITIGATION
Tel: +234 (0)813 265 5423
Tel: +234 (0)809 503 5963