E-commerce, Internet, & Social Media 

E-commerce, Internet, & Social Media

Our multidisciplinary team, comprised of corporate, commercial, finance, intellectual property, regulatory, data protection, and litigation lawyers, can help a client establish and maintain an online presence, harvest business opportunities, overcome hurdles, and mitigate risks.

Our lawyers closely monitor the evolving legal and regulatory landscape and emerging business and technology trends. We proactively provide comprehensive advice to clients with well-established online presences and those trying to build them.

We help clients with corporate identity options and assist them in setting up businesses and complying with applicable legal requirements. We also provide legal assistance with financing transactions for start-ups. And we counsel clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures. 

We advise clients engaged in e-commerce activities on a wide range of operational matters governing online B2B and B2C relationships, including the structures of e-commerce platforms, legally binding order processes, legal recognition for transactions carried out in the digital environment, electronic payments, the taxation of online transactions, data protection, and e-marketing.

We provide guidance to social media companies on compliance with regulatory regimes and help them obtain the required local registrations. We also offer advice on complex legal issues, such as the moderation of online content, and assist them with developing strategies to handle requests from local regulators (including the PTA) for the moderation or removal of online content. Additionally, we represent social media companies in judicial review proceedings against the PTA before high courts.