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Faith brings five years of legal expertise to help projects navigate the crypto-regulations and compliance maze. She recently made contributions and recommendations to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s DLT Policy.
As an aspiring legal engineer/technologist, she automates legal documents, integrated with smart contracts, on OpenLaw, a platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Faith is also a digital content writer and has written several informative and engaging articles for major online global magazines. She has spoken at events; Blockchain Week Workshop, African Women in Tech 2018, including ConsenSys and CoinFest sponsored events. She has been featured on the cover page of Legal Business World, an international magazine for lawyers; Fortune, an Italian Magazine; Africa Legal, CoinRivet, CryptoTV+, and several other prints and electronic publications. She is also on the list of top 20 African blockchain influencers to follow on Twitter in 2019. Currently, Faith spends her free time solidifying her knowledge in smart contracts programming.
Research and Policy lead
Opeyemi is a legal practitioner and acts as a team lead for the Information Technology and Intellectual Property team of Garnet Law Practice. He regularly consults on privacy and data protection issues for small and medium scale IT start-ups in Nigeria.
Opeyemi holds a Master’s degree in intellectual property and information technology law from the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin where is currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate and a Sutherland Scholar.
Opeyemi’s current research interest is geared towards understanding the treatment of privacy rights and data protection in nascent democracies in sub-Saharan Africa. He is also interested in understanding the implication of data protection and privacy on international Foreign Direct Investment in sub-Saharan Africa, more especially, the treatment of privacy rights and data protection in nascent democracies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Opeyemi also work on research and policy briefs affecting internet policy in Africa.
Privacy and Data Protection lead
He has passion for research into new emerging practice areas like cybersecurity, data protection, data ethics, biotechnology and biomedicine.
Ridwan contributed to the recommendations towards the release of the Nigeria’s Data Protection Regulation 2019 by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Nigeria’s Data Protection Bill 2019. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European Data Protection Law from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Ridwan is a digital right enthusiast who regularly contributes to policy briefs on internet policy in Africa. He is a member of the Internet Society (Nigeria Chapter), Netrights coalition, Africa Legal Tech Network, Netrights Coalition and a Research Fellow at the African Academic Network on Internet Policy (AANOIP). He was recognised by Lexology as the Legal influencer for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunication) – Africa and Middle-East in Q4 2018. He was also ranked by Modaq as a “very popular” author in Nigeria in Media and Internet.
Ridwan speaks and writes both locally and internationally and also advises clients on the intersection of law, technology, cybersecurity and privacy.
Intellectual Property and Technology lead/Business Development Manager
She provides advice to clients on issues ranging from the registration of trademarks, patents and industrial designs; to the protection and management of intellectual property rights.
Aisha assists with an extensive perspective on how business can leverage on technology and create value through intellectual property rights.
She is well researched and published extensively on intellectual property rights. She has also undertaken courses from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy, and also a massive online open course on “Intellectual Property Rights: A Management Perspective and Innovation Management: Protecting Intellectual Property.”
Aishat is a regular resource person and speaker at in-house training, seminars, workshops and conferences. She is also leading the Business Development of Tech Hive Advisory.
He is reputed for providing practical solutions to legal issues in areas spanning across Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Intellectual property, Finance and Corporate Commercial Practice. He is a self-motivated person who is always energized by challenges and possesses strong analytical and research skills, and legend has it that he never sleeps – we don’t really know.
What we do know is how incredibly hard working, smart and valuable Deji is to our clients and us. Deji makes you feel like the only person in the room, even if you are in a crowd of hundreds. If you have concerns about your transaction, he will always take the time to talk to you and give you an honest assessment of where things stand.
Deji, has a strong bias for MSME’s and start-up organisation which he considers a vital part of any economic ecosystem. He has advised several successful start-up ventures in Nigeria and also participated in funding exercises/rounds
He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law. He has attended and facilitated a plethora of trainings, seminars and conferences in finance documentation, mergers and acquisition, telecommunications media and technology etc.