Amanda Armstrong

AMANDA ARMSTRONG

Director, Head of Media & Communications practice

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Amanda Armstrong specialises in:
  • media law and communications law
    • print media
    • on-line publishing
    • broadcasting
    • broadcasting signal distribution
    • telecommunications / electronic communications networks and services
    • multimedia and new media
    • frequency spectrum
    • electronic communications and transactions
    • internet
  • competition law
  • constitutional law
  • administration law
  • knowledge extends to other jurisdictions, including Africa, European Union, UK, USA, Canada and Australia
Amanda Armstrong career:
  • BA (Honours in Industrial Sociology) (Wits) LLB (Wits)
  • 2005: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Media & Communications practice area
Amanda Armstrong highlights:
  • Chaired the committee which drafted South Africa's Independent Broadcasting Authority Act (which statute provided for the independent regulation of broadcasting) and the Independent Media Commission Act
  • Regularly represents clients before Parliamentary Portfolio Committees, ICASA, the competition authorities and the High Court of South Africa
  • Consistently recognised in international ratings. Named as a:
    • lawyer in Expert Guides, 7th Edition (2015) for Technology, Media and Telecommunications
    • leading lawyer in Experts Guides (2015) for Women in Business Law
    • leading lawyer in Chambers Global (2013-2016): ranked in Band 1 for Media & Entertainment, and in Band 3 for Internet Technology
    • leading lawyer in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: Telecoms & Media: 2014
    • leading practitioner in Best Lawyers in South Africa, Fifth Edition: Media Law
    • leading practitioner in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 3rd and 4th Editions (2013/2014)
Major Clients:
  • Leading commercial broadcasters in South Africa and the rest of Africa
  • Electronic communications services and network providers
  • Print media and online publishers (newspapers and magazines)
  • New media players
  • Square Kilometre Array/National Research Foundation within the Department of Science and Technology