Wendy Rosenberg

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Director, Head of Media, Communications & Technology practice

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8195

Fax: +27 11 535 8695

Email: wrosenberg@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Director Wendy Rosenberg is the Head of Media, Communications & practice area; also advising in the Africa and Technology practice areas. Wendy has deep familiarity with media and communications law and has provided extensive media and communications regulatory and related advice in numerous jurisdictions in Africa (including multi-jurisdictional and pan-African matters), with a particular focus on Angola; Botswana; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Seychelles; Swaziland; Tanzania; Zanzibar; and Zimbabwe. Wendy has authored articles on various topics, including the chapter on Internet and E‑commerce patents in Cyberlaw@SA, R. Buys, 2nd edition, 2004.

  • Media, Communications & Technology
  • Media and communications law, including:
    • broadcasting (on a variety of platforms, including terrestrial, satellite and mobile)
    • broadcasting signal distribution
    • telecommunications (electronic communications)
    • print
  • Electronic transactions
  • Regulation of the internet and social media
  • Lotteries and internet gambling
  • Promotional competitions 
  • Interception and monitoring
  • Intellectual property
  • Related areas of expertise, including 
    • constitutional law
    • competition law
    • administrative law
    • intellectual property law
    • data protection
    • consumer protection 
    • document retention
  • ICT and other commercial agreements, with particular reference to technology
  • Radio astronomy-related laws in relation to the Square Kilometre Array in particular
  • Extensive ongoing media and communications regulatory and related advice in numerous jurisdictions in Africa, including multi-jurisdictional and pan-African matters, with a particular focus on Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe

 

  • Media and communications law
  • Media and communications regulatory and related advice in numerous jurisdictions in Africa (including multi-jurisdictional and pan-African matters), with a particular focus on Angola; Botswana; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Seychelles; Swaziland; Tanzania; Zanzibar; and Zimbabwe
  • BCom LLB (both cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLM (Commercial and Communications Law) (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Certificate in intellectual property law (University of the Witwatersrand) 
  • Certificate in legal writing (University of Cape Town)
  • 2007: Director, Werksmans

 

  • Named as a leading lawyer in Experts Guides - Women in Business Law (2014 - 2015)
  • Author of articles on various topics, including the chapter on Internet and E-commerce patents in Cyberlaw@SA, R. Buys, 2nd edition, 2004
  • Lecturer of Information Technology (Cyberlaw) LLM at Wits (2003   2005)
  • Named as a leading lawyer in Media & Broadcasting  (2012-2019) by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Named as a leading lawyer in Regulatory Communications by the International Who's Who (2011 – 2014)
  • Recognised by Women in Law as Best Woman Lawyer in Technology in 2019.
  • Recognised as a world leading data practitioner in Telecoms & Media by Who's Who Legal: Data 2019