Sumbo Akintola

Sumbo Akintola
1 Murtala Muhammed Drive
+234 1 426 8360 / +234 803 403 5122
+44 207 681 3402


Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Data

Sumbo Akintola is a partner in the corporate and commercial department of Aluko & Oyebode, and heads the technology, media, entertainment and telecommunications (TMET) practice. Her experience in corporate and commercial practice spans more than two decades, with particular emphasis on data protection, privacy and TMET regulations. 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 corporate and commercial practice; TMET; shipping/aviation; banking and finance; capital markets; compliance and investigation; energy and natural resources; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; mergers and acquisitions; power/infrastructure finance; privatisation; public private partnerships; real estate/construction; and taxation.

Sumbo represents several American-based multinationals; technology companies; social networking platforms; online payment platforms; and major search engine platforms. She provides ongoing support on legal and regulatory issues in respect of their products and service offerings in Nigeria. Her areas of legal advisory support include privacy/data protection, cloud computing, web-based medical advice, wireless-enabled wearable technology, consumer rights, over-the-top services, etc.  

As a key stakeholder, Sumbo provided input into the draft Data Protection Guidelines 2017 issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency.

Sumbo also provides ongoing advice to MTN Nigeria Communications Limited and the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (a self-regulating body and manager of the “.ng” domain name in Nigeria), on a variety of issues relating to the operation of their businesses.

WWL says: Sumbo Akintola is a highly regarded TMT lawyer with a first-rate regulatory practice encompassing corporate restructuring, refinancing and divestment transactions.

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