Aderemi Durojaiye

Aderemi Durojaiye



Aderemi was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000 following which he cut his teeth in top commercial law firms advising and representing clients in litigation proceedings and cross border deals, among other corporate-commercial transactions. He sought new challenges as in-house counsel where he worked with MTN Nigeria Communications Plc for a period of 11 years and rose to senior management cadre including a stint as Head of the company’s Commercial Legal Department in acting capacity. He also served as counsel at the MTN Group affiliate – MTN GlobalConnect Limited- a globally renowned ICT/ infrastructure service company based in the United Arab Emirates where he advised on various aspect of ICT services including infrastructure share/building, peering, carrier services and roaming. He has since served as Legal Consultant to corporate and private clients including the Dubai based company.

In the course of his career, he has provided advisory, strategy and leadership for the delivery of innovative and sustainable solutions in telecommunications/digital technology, compliance/risk management, litigation, capital market transactions, financing, intellectual property, corporate acquisitions, assets sale, debt recovery, sports, entertainment, real estate, Alternative Dispute Resolution and cross-border transactions. He has also played significant roles in developing policy documents for attainment of operational excellence, stakeholder management and risk management.

  • Contributions to consortium of lawyers engaged by the Federal Government of Nigeria in the recovery of funds stolen by a former military Head of State
  • Advised a financial institution in applications for licensing from the National Pension Commission
  • Advised an investment firm in the listing of its Real Estate Investment Trust on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Participated as in-house counsel in the procurement of one of the largest financing transactions in the telecommunications industry from a consortium of local and international banks.
  • Due diligence and negotiations in the planned acquisition involving two operators in the telecommunications industry valued at $550 Million and $220 Million, respectively. The formalisation of one of the transactions heralded additional spectrum to enable LTE roll-out.
  • FOREX Swaps transactions amounting to over $800 Million with international finance institutions such as Credit Suisse and AFC to manage liquidity concerns arising from fluctuations in the FOREX market.
  • Participated as in-house counsel in the largest telecommunications tower sale transaction and post-transaction risk management initiatives.
  • Advised a Dubai-based company on the series of commercial documentation for the construction, maintenance and deployment of a multi-jurisdictional subsea cable infrastructure involving some of the biggest brands in the global telecommunications/ICT industry. The project seeks to provide infrastructure for broadband, cabling and connectivity across Africa, Middle East and Europe

In the course of his career, Aderemi has won awards for his performance and accountability as well as led his department, whilst as in-house counsel, to a string of awards as the best legal department in the telecommunications industry.

His public speaking engagements include:
  • Panelist/Discussant at the Bar Week of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch, to discuss the topic, ‘The Judiciary as a Tool of Economic Development-Challenges and Prospects' - October 6, 2016.
  • Panelist/Discussant at the Bar Week of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch, todiscuss the topic, ‘Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances - The Role of a Lawyer' -October 6, 2016.
  • Information technology and the Law - A Complimentary Confluence - Being a paper presented at the Bar Week of the Nigerian Bar Association, Uyo (Akwa Ibom State) Branch- June 5, 2017.
  • University of Lagos, LLM - 2009
  • Nigerian Law School, B.L- 2000
  • Lagos State University, LLB - 1998
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • IMD, Switzerland

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