Peter is a partner and head of Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Practice at Webber Wentzel.
Areas of expertise
General commercial law and litigation
Telecommunications and broadcasting regulatory and administrative law
General advice on copyright relating to media and entertainment
Contractual law for media and technology
Defamation law for broadcasters and publications
General advice in respect of film and television productions
Telecommunications inter-connection and facilities leasing
Cross-border negotiation and conclusion of telecommunications and broadcasting agreements
e-Business, systems acquisitions and data protection
Acting for Vox Telecom Limited in its ZAR500 million buy-out and delisting by a consortium comprising the Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund and Investec Bank Limited.
Acted as lead counsel for Macsteel (Pty) Ltd in the sale of 25% of its equity to a BEE Consortium;
General commercial agreements in respect of development, outsourcing supply and maintenance and systems acquisitions.
Providing advice for tender processes in the procurement and establishment of Electronic Data Warehouses/Enterprise Data Warehouses and finalization of agreements relevant to the process;
Advising Anglo American, De Beers Group Limited and the MTN Group on outsourcing of data processing and information technology services, information technology infrastructure and information systems infrastructure (respectively), to service providers;
Acting for the shareholders of the joint venture MTN Mobile Money (Pty) Ltd to create a mobile banking platform;
Acting for MTN in the creation of a joint venture for the exploitation of DVB-H in South Africa and African territories;
Regular advice on regulatory environment and in relation to commercial agreements relevant to e-Commerce, including advice on on-line banking;
Counsel for broadcasters in matters referred to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission in South Africa;
Telecommunications interconnection and facilities leasing;
Appearing before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters concerning the amendments to the Performers' Protection and Copyright Acts; and
Acting for MTN as a regulatory expert in its acquisition of the shares of Investcom LLC with operations in Africa and the Middle East.
Listed by Legal Experts EMEA 2012 - 2013 as an expert in his field;
Named a leader in the field of IT & Telecoms as well as Media & Broadcasting by Chambers Global 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012;
Endorsed as a Media, Outsourcing and Telecommunications lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer? 2009 and 2010;
Nominated by in-house counsel and his peers to appear in the Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers 2009 as one of the pre-eminent Media Practitioners in the world;
Nominated by The International Who's Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers 2007 as being among the world's pre-eminent Regulatory Communications lawyers; and
Nominated by The International Who's Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers 2008 as being among the world's pre-eminent Internet & e-Commerce lawyers.
Endorsed as a Media, Outsourcing and Telecommunications lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer? (2012)