Dominic has extensive experience in advising on the commercial and regulatory aspects of new technology, broadcasting, and electronic communications ventures for local and international companies and policy and regulation in the ICT and telecommunications sectors, having spent 14 years advising the public and private sector on ICT legal issues.
Dominic is involved at all stages of the communications law and regulation-making process and liaises closely with, inter alia, the Independant Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the Department of Communications, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, SAPS Cybercrime Division, National Gambling Board, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services and the Film and Publications Board on an ongoing basis.
Dominic holds a B.Bus.Sci, an LLB, and an LLM in Information Communication Technology.
Sumaiyah has extensive experience in advising on the commercial and regulatory aspects of providing ICT and telecommunications services in South Africa which fall under the Electronic Communications Act.
This includes advising and assisting local and international clients with transfers of Individual and Class licences, as well as all other aspects of licensing – registrations, notifications, amendments, surrenders, renewals, as well as applications and transfers of numbers.
Sumaiyah also has a focus on regulatory compliance for South African licensees, including the financial reporting compliance obligations. She liaises closely with ICASA in this regard, to ensure that she keeps current with the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Sumaiyah handles the ICASA regulatory compliance obligations for several clients, including locally-owned and foreign-owned licensees. She is also skilled at representations before the ICASA Complaints and Compliance Committee, having appeared on behalf of several companies.
Sumaiyah holds an LLB, a Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Law, an LLM in Information Communication Technology and is a Notary Public.
Rolf advises both local and international clients on the licensing of internet service providers, fibre optic (land-based and submarine), terrestrial wireless and satellite network operators, radio frequency spectrum licensing (terrestrial and satellite), service provider ownership structures, the planning of various transactions and agreements.
Rolf also has extensive experience with certification of telecommunications equipment and various new technologies and assists both local and international clients in obtaining type approval/homologation for consumer and industrial electronic, fibre optic, free space optical and satellite (SNG, VSAT, gateway) equipment.
Rolf holds an LLB and is an admitted attorney.
Anton’s experience of practising law and being involved in the management of large and start-up ISP businesses gives him a unique blend of telecommunications law and general commercial experience that allows him to understand his clients’ requirements and to apply the law to such requirements with a pragmatic approach.
Anton holds an LLB.
Simoné’s experience as a litigation attorney, High Court appearances and eye for detail give her a unique aptitude for contract drafting, negotiation and vetting. Simoné joined Ellipsis in 2018 and has since acquired invaluable telecommunications law experience. This, together with her commercial and litigation experience, enables her to accurately cater to the contracting requirements of various telecommunications-related companies and situations.
Simoné holds an LLB.