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DAVIDSON OTURU

Davidson is a Partner at the firm of AELEX, a full-service law firm with offices in Nigeria and Ghana, and heads its fintech, technology, media, telecommunications (TMT) and intellectual property (IP) practice groups.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (International Section), the International Bar Association, the Chartered Management Institute (UK), the International Technology Law Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the UK Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys, the Intellectual Property Law Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, UK).

He has been ranked by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, IP Stars and the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 as a leading IP, fintech and TMT practitioner. He has also been recognised by Chambers & Partners in its Global Fintech Guide as a leading expert in fintech and technology matters.

He serves on different government and private sector committees. He is the Chairman of the Legislation and Regulation Committee for Middle East, Africa and Asia at the INTA and is also a member of the Task Force on IP in Space. He is a member of the Committee set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission to create a roadmap for the use of fintech in the capital market. He also led the team that drafted the Nigeria Startup Bill which is presently before the National Assembly.

He serves as an advisor to several organisations, including tech-enabled startups, and mentors entrepreneurs and founders on regulatory compliance, IP and startup related issues. He is also presently a mentor at the Founder Institute, an international pre-seed accelerator.

He has an LLB from University of Ibadan, an LLM from the University of Cumbria, and an MBA from Queen Mary University of London. He also has several certifications in intellectual property, data protection, fintech and cybersecurity.