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African Bar Association (Nigeria) Young Lawyers Forum webinar series

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

Happy to receive feedback, input and comments at [email protected] 

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CBN – Negotiating and Drafting Technology Contracts

Rotimi Ogunyemi will be speaking at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja in October and November 2019, on Negotiating and Drafting IT contracts. He will beam the searchlight on Four ICT Contract types: Software License Agreements and Software Ownership Agreements, ICT Professional Services (Software development &Consulting) Agreements, Cloud Services Agreements and hybrid Agreements

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YOUNG WIGS CONFERENCE LAGOS, 2019

On the 21st September 2019 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Our Managing Partner participated as a speaker in a legal masterclass where he demystified BLOCKCHAIN AND SMART CONTRACTS to Young Lawyers and Law Students in a simplified and exciting manner. 

The Young Wigs Conference was convened by Inemesit Joy Dike Esq., a legal practitioner and member of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the New York Bar, United States of America. It was designed to bridge the skills gap between young, upwardly mobile lawyers and the realities of the practise of law while encouraging innovation and creative skills for effective use of technology in today’s legal sphere. The theme for the 2019 Young Wigs Conference is “What Law School Doesn’t Teach You: Divergence!”

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LEGAL & TECH NETWORK SUMMIT ‘19

On September 19th 2019, Rotimi Ogunyemi participated in a Roundtable session in the Legal & Tech Network Summit Themed Addressing Technological Disruption in Law and Business. The Regulatory Roundtable moderated by Nankunda Katangaza, Founder ALT Network explored “Big Data, IoT and AI: The role of regulation and education in creating sustainable impact and balancing the benefit and risk of technological disruption

The Roundtable also included Senator Ihenyen Lead Partner Infusion Lawyers, Naomi Amobi Legal Counsel Paystack Nigeria, and Chidi Nwaogu Co-Founder & Ceo Publiseer.

The summit brought together legal jurists, legal practitioners, legal technologists, academicians, law students, the Nigerian and wider African tech ecosystem and other stakeholders. 

Akintunde Idowu

LAW PAVILION LEGAL-TECH/ AI SUITE DEMO DAY

On Monday 12th August 2019, Rotimi Ogunyemi and Akintunde Idowu represented our firm at the exhibition of the newly improved legal resources of law pavilion. 

Guests at the demo day participated in an interactive session about tech trends that can facilitate digital transformation and improved Practice efficiency, and also witnessed a demonstration of the newest products of Law Pavillion using THE NAGAMOTO RETAINER story. The products include AI SUITE, SOLICITORS AND ARBITRATORS TOOLKIT, CASE MANAGER, LAW PAVILLION PRIME and TIMI (Legal Research Assistant.

The event held at the Experience Centre at 20, Felicia Koleosho Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, and was concluded with a private cocktail and networking session.

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WORLD LEGAL SUMMIT 2019

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:

  1. Existing and Proposed Regulations in Nigeria
  2. Regulation and Standards
  3. Gaps in the existing regulation
  4. Practicality of regulations given rapid technology information
  5. 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.

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2019 ANNUAL LAGOS LAW WEEK

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

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“How about we accelerate our efforts at training lawyers who would be 4th-Industrial-Revolution compliant? Could we start teaching courses like “eCommerce Law”, “Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing, AI, Big Data&The Blockchain”, “Social Media&the Law”, “Internet Governance&Regulation”, “Basic Programming/Computational thinking for Lawyers”, Digital Rights, etc ….”

— Rotimi Ogunyemi on the Session Panel “The 21st Century Young Lawyer” at the NBA Lagos, 2018 Annual Law Week

 

Digital Assets and Internet Liability

What Entrepreneurs Must Know About Digital Assets and Internet Liability

Rotimi Ogunyemi, Managing Partner at Bayo Ogunyemi & Co. a specialist Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Law Practice in Lagos and a digital strategist and developer, shares insights on how technological advancement is changing the business environment, with emphasis on what entrepreneurs should know about digital assets and internet liability

Business today has experienced a number of disruptive changes. From the Industrial revolution to computing, and, now the knowledge economy, where information is invaluable, these disruptions have moved the world, as we know it, forward.  The active forces behind the industrial revolution were breakthroughs in hardware innovation; the steam engines, railroads and manufacturing industries all came alive. Next came telephones and mainframe computers. But today it is all about information technology and software – all sorts of new computer applications – that move markets and has forever changed the way we do business. Read more