Rotimi Akapo

Technology, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice Group Partner at Advocaat Law Practice

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Rotimi Akapo

Technology, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice Group Partner at Advocaat Law Practice

Rotimi is a seasoned legal practitioner with over twenty five (25) years post -call experience, out of which he has spent almost 20 years supporting businesses in the Information, Communications and Technology industry. He has served as Group Head, Legal Services for an Information, Communications Technology Company. For about 12 years he worked with two of the biggest operators in the telecommunications industry in Nigeria – MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Etisalat Nigeria (now 9mobile) – at middle and senior management levels. He possesses in-depth corporate experience acquired from leading direct and cross functional teams in Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Policy and Regulatory Operations, Risk & Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Ethics & Compliance, Government Relations, Financing Transactions, Contract Drafting and Negotiations for major transactions critical to the businesses. He was also seconded to an overseas operation in the middle east as the lead legal resource for the negotiation and award of an operating licence.

He is currently the Technology, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice Group partner at Advocaat Law Practice, a commercial law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. Rotimi is a regular speaker and facilitator at conferences and seminars including the annual “Workshop for Nigeria Judges on Legal Issues in Telecommunications” regularly organized by the Nigerian Communications Commission. He is also the co-author of the 600-plus page book “Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation” which has been described as the most comprehensive reference material which touches on practically every aspect of telecommunications law and regulations in Nigeria.