Our Team
    
   
 
   
Ayo Kusamotu

LL.B Hons[Lagos] , 1997
Partner
   
 

AYO KUSAMOTU has been a partner of A.T. & CO. since 2008. Admitted Nigerian Bar, 1998.

Education: Educated at Queen’s College, Taunton, Somerset, U.K.;  University of Lagos (LL.B. Honours, 1997); Nigerian Law School (Certificate of the Council of Legal Education, 1998).
 
 
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
 
 
 
 
Solicitor & Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria;Member, Nigerian Bar Association; Member, International Bar Association; Fellow, University of Massachusetts, Centre For Information Technology and DisputeResolution; Member, World Justice Project, American Bar Association for Rule of Law Index
 
 
 
 
OTHER TRAINING
 
 
 
 

On-the-job training and experience is complimented with external and internal training programmes e.g.

  •     Jeff & O’ Brien: “Public Private Partnership; Concession and Financing of Infrastructure Projects”; 2008.

  • United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR): “Intellectual Property Policy and Development” 2008 

  • Harvard Law School “Copyright for  Librarians” Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, 2008 
     
  • Euromoney: “International Trade and Finance” Singapore , 2007 
     
  • Fate Foundation: “Young Entrepreneurs Training Programme, 1999

 
 
 
 
EMPLOYMENT RECORDS:
 
 
 
 

Ayo Kusamotu was admitted into the firm of Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. in 1998, and in 2001 he became the Co-Founder/Coordinator, Kusamotu & Kusamotu, in 2008 he rejoined Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.  as a Partner.

 
 
 
  PRACTICE AREAS  
 
 
 

Innovation Technology and E-transaction; Intellectual Property and the Internet (conjunctively); Public Private Partnerships and Project Finance Litigation; Immigration

 
 
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
 
 
 
  • Chair, Africa Committee,Internetbar.org,www.internetbar.org 
  • Project Lead, Creative Commons Nigeria:www.creativecommons.org 
  • Chairman and Counsel, One Laptop per Child Ltd/Gte 
  • Director, OHADA Club of Nigeria (For Promoting and implementing the rule of law through the uniforms business law for two regions in Central and Western Africa with civil law tradition); 
  •  Former Chair, Information and Communications Committee, Nigerian Bar Association, ( Lagos Branch)
 
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
 

Author of the NIGERIA Country Report: “Getting the Deal Done-E Commerce”, 2009, ISSN 1473-0065 published by Law Business Research Limited of U. K.