The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, has appointed our Managing Partner, Rotimi Ogunyemi as an Observing Member. He will be contributing to the efforts of The GBBC’s Legal and Regulatory Group in advancing legal and regulatory developments affecting the ecosystem, across the globe
Our Managing Partner, Rotimi Ogunyemi has been appointed as Co-chair of the Digital NBA Committee. The Committee is tasked with the responsibility of engendering a digital transformation of the NBA in a manner that is consistent with technological developments in the 21st century. It will amongst other things work to develop and implement the strategies and roadmap for transforming the NBA into a digital-first association and an innovation-driven Bar.
On Wednesday, 22nd of April, 2020, our Managing Partner, Rotimi Ogunyemi had the honour of facilitating the third session of the African Bar Association (Nigeria) Young Lawyers Forum webinar series – “Harnessing the Benefits of Technology in Law Practice”
The Presentation Slides for the session are available here
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On 1st August 2019 at Jos, Nigeria, Our Managing Partner Rotimi Ogunyemi, participated as a speaker at the 2019 World Legal Summit where he presented a paper titled: Data Security and Privacy in a Digital Society: Technological and Legal Perspectives.
The World Legal Summit is a multi-party initiative that brings jurisdictions together in understanding and exploring the development of legislative frameworks for dealing with emerging technologies and global systems. The theme of the Summit centred on Identity and Governance, Autonomous Machines, Cyber Security & Personal Data.
Rotimi’s presentation addressed:
- Existing and Proposed Regulations in Nigeria
- Regulation and Standards
- Gaps in the existing regulation
- Practicality of regulations given rapid technology information
- Enforcement and Response from the Tech Industry
It was a privilege to have our Managing Partner contribute insight to a pressing area of global legal transformation.
On 20th June 2019 at the City Hall Lagos, our Managing Partner, Rotimi Ogunyemi moderated a panel session titled “Emerging Trends in Technology and Innovation” that featured other distinguished members like Mr. Kingsley Eze, Mr. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Mrs. Omowale David-Ashiru, Mr. Tunde Kehinde, and Dr. Andrew Nevin at the 2019 Annual Lagos week.
The theme of the Law Week Conference was “Law and Development in an Emerging Economy”. The event featured technical sessions that examined the role of law as an instrument of development
Rotimi Ogunyemi will be on the Panel Session: “Regulating Emerging Technology Services in Nigeria: Challenges & Solutions” at the 1st Technology Lawyers Forum of the NBA- Section on Business Law scheduled to hold on June 11, 2019
The Theme for the Forum is “Examining the Nigeria ICT Industry In An Age of Globalisation – Legal Issues and Challenges in the digital economy”
The forum will examine the key drivers powering Nigeria’s growing ICT industry, how it is enabling the development of a nascent digital economy and how lawyers serving various components of this emerging ecosystem can better serve critical stakeholders and participants, as well as drive crucial regulatory and policy reforms as Nigerian tech entrepreneurs and businesses increasingly adopt global attitudes to creating wealth and value.
Speakers and Panelists include: Bayo Adekanmbi, President Data Sciences; and Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria PLC, Tunde Irukera, Director-General, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Lanre Osibona, Senior Special Adviser to the President on ICT, John Edokpolor, Lead Commercial Attorney, Microsoft MEA Emerging Markets, Mr. Emmanuel Edet – Legal Adviser and Lead of Legal Unit – National Information Technology Development Agency, Emmanuel Ghahabo – Senior Partner, Templars, Olawale Noiki, Associate Director Technology Advisory at KPMG Advisory Services, and Emeka Okoye, Cymantiks Limited
ICT Attorney, Rotimi Ogunyemi will be discussing Africa’s Legal services sector, its readiness or otherwise to follow the lead of the financial sector to grow and innovate at the IBA Conference in Rome, Italy
Date: 11th October 2018 | 14:30-15:45
The International Bar Association Conference is the world’s largest and most prestigious gathering of international lawyers and its scheduled to hold from 7-12 October 2018
The rise of technology to automate day-to-day processes in law firms is no longer new story in the UK and US and the clamour from clients to reduce fees has accelerated this. Africans have taken to mobile technology for financial services with alacrity but will they do the same for legal technology and the benefits it can bring to firms and clients? What challenges are there for training young lawyers especially as many start their careers working on the tasks that are now so easily automated? Is the legislative and regulatory environment for lawyers and tech innovators fit to support these developments?
Rotimi Ogunyemi will be sharing his perspectives on these issues and especially on the issue of legal training and education relevant to the fourth industrial revolution
Our Managing Partner, Rotimi Ogunyemi will be on the Panel Session: “Emergence of Disruptive Technology in Legal Education and Legal Practice” at the upcoming 58th Annual General Conference (#NBA2018AGC) of the NBA scheduled to hold from August 26 – 30, 2018.
The Theme for this year’s conference is “Transition, Transformation and Sustainable Institutions” and the venue is the International Conference Centre, FCT – Abuja, Nigeria
Rotimi Ogunyemi will be a facilitator for the Session on Internet Governance and Privacy at the ITU Annual Regional Human Capacity Building workshop.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the DiploFoundation in collaboration with the Digital Bridge Institute are organising the ITU Annual Regional Human Capacity Building workshop for Sub-Saharan African countries. The event is scheduled to hold at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Nigeria.
Date: 29 August, 2018 | 09:00 – 10:30 am
Rotimi Ogunyemi will be a panelist in the Session: “Enabling eCommerce across the African Continent” at The 12th Annual NBA-SBL Business Law Conference. We look forward to the stimulating discussions around the theme of the Conference: “Bringing Down The Barriers – The Law as a Vehicle for Intra-Africa Trade”
27-29 June, 2018| Transcorp Hilton, Abuja
Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State