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 & Technology 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

 

  • Nominated by Who's Who Legal as a leading legal figure in Telecoms Media & Enterntainment (2022)
  • Recognised as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for work in EM - 2022 - Media Law in Johannesburg (2022)
  • Nominated as one of the top TMT practitioners in South Africa by Euromoney's Expert Guides (2021)
  • Ranked lawyer (Band 2) by Chambers Global | 2012, 2019 – 2021 | Media & Entertainment
  • Recognition in Media Law as part of the 2020 Best Lawyers public release with Business Day (2020)
  • Wendy was awarded for Best Woman Lawyer in Technology at the Women in Law (WOZA) awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton based on her unrivalled experience in shaping African policy in this sector over the past 20 years (2019)
  • Recognised as a world-leading data lawyer by Who's Who Legal | 2019 | Telecoms & Media
  • 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)
  • Recognised as a thought leader and a global leader by the International Who's Who Legal | Data - Telecoms & Media
  • Named as a leading lawyer in Regulatory Communications by the International Who's Who (2011 – 2014)