Omoruyi Edoigiawerie

Omoruyi Edoigiawerie

  • Speciality: Startup, Technology, Innovation Law, Artificial Intelligence, and Corporate Commercial Legal Practice
  • Firm: Edoigiawerie and Company LP
  • Experience: Several
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Omoruyi “Uyilaw” Edoigiawerie is the founder of Edoigiawerie and Company LP, Nigeria’s leading Startup Law Firm. He’s a Notary Public of Nigeria with extensive experience in Startup, technology, and innovation law, expertise in artificial intelligence, and corporate commercial legal practice. Uyilaw’s vast knowledge in tech and innovation law is borne out of a strong startup background combined with a rare understanding of contemporary technology and the startup landscape in Nigeria and the African region, coupled with international best practices.

Uyilaw holds graduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Lagos, he holds a Leadership Certification from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a certification in Artificial intelligence and law from Politecnico Milano, Certificate in principled and persuasive Negotiation from the Yale School of Management and a double specialization in Legal Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, USA. He is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and the American Bar Association.

An UNCTAD trained entrepreneur, Uyilaw is a member of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentors’ Guild. He also served as a Member of the Policy and drafting Committee of the Landmark Nigeria Startup Act where he played a pivotal role and also doubled as an Ecosystem Advisor on the Nigeria Startup Act Project, he led the team that drafted the Model Startup Law for States to adopt across the country, and currently serves as the Chairman, Membership and Data Management Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association.

A prolific writer, Uyilaw is the author of the best-selling masterpiece for entrepreneurs, The Business of Running Your Business- A Practical Guide to Building a Successful Business; the book is a product of his in-depth experience in Corporate and Commercial Legal Practice, Statutory Compliance Matters, and Entrepreneurship Development.

Christened “the legal architect of Innovation in Nigeria who is redefining the startup legal landscape in Nigeria by the Guardian Newspapers, Uyilaw is recognized as one of the leading Entrepreneurship and Startup lawyers in Nigeria and so far, he has helped establish over 1000 companies that remain gainfully in business and still count on his firm for expert support.
On a regular basis, he negotiates, drafts, and advises on complex technology and commercial agreements for local and international organisations, especially startups and blue-chip companies, on varied matters on tech-law.

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