Sumbo Akintola is a partner in the corporate and commercial practice of Aluko & Oyebode, and heads the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) group. Her experience in corporate and commercial practice spans more than a decade, with particular emphasis on data protection, privacy and regulations in TMT. She is also an active member of the banking, finance and project/infrastructure finance teams.
Aluko & Oyebode is one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria providing a comprehensive range of specialist legal services to a highly diversified clientele including top-tier Nigerian, international and multinational clients. The firm’s areas of specialisation include admiralty and shipping; aviation; banking and corporate finance; capital markets; compliance and investigation; corporate and commercial practice; energy and natural resources; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; mergers and acquisitions; power/infrastructure finance; privatisation; public private partnerships; real estate and construction; taxation; and TMT. The firm's clientele is highly diversified and includes top-tier, domestic, international and multinational clients.
Sumbo recently advised the African Export-Import Bank and other international lenders in connection with the financing of a telecommunication company’s network roll-out and expansion programme in a number of African countries including Nigeria. She has also advised a number of European based corporations in connection with the proposed Nigerian digital switchover.
Sumbo represents several American-based multinational companies that specialise in internet-related services and products; the design and sale of consumer electronics, computer software, hardware and services; and online social networking services.
She also provides ongoing advice to MTN Nigeria Communications Limited on a variety of issues relating to the operation of its business.
WWL says: Sumbo Akintola “never fails to deliver astute counsel to clients”, particularly regarding the regulatory framework affecting the telecommunications sector.
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