Digital asset and Cryptocurrency: Legal, Regulatory and Cybersecurity Issues in Collaboration with the Nigeria Bar Association, Nigeria

The digital ecosystem is fast developing and increasing in complexity as different countries seek to adopt a particular approach to digital assets. Therefore, it is imperative that lawyers fully familiarize themselves with the digital financial environment and have a grasp of the regulatory and security issues that pervade this entire system.

To facilitate capacity building, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Nigeria Bar Association on a highly engaging workshop themed ‘Digital asset and Cryptocurrency: Legal, Regulatory and Cybersecurity Issues’ held from 31st August to 1st September 2022.

The workshop brought together participants from law enforcement agencies, legal council, treasury managers, risk management and compliance departments of financial institutions, capital market operators, insurance companies, fintech companies, financial institutions, regulatory authorities as well as regional and international facilitators from Nigeria, Kenya and the United States.

The workshop was officially by Ebelechukwu Enedah, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria, who spoke on behalf of Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member. Ikechukwu Uwanna, Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association, Lagos Branch also delivered opening remarks.

The highly interactive sessions were moderated by Ebelechukwu Enedah, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria and facilitated by Roger Geisler, Special Agent, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Heather Martin, Global Disputes Investigations & White Collar Defense, Jones Day (US), Daniel Awe, Head of Africa, Fintech Foundry (Nigeria) and Gerald Suleh, Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst, iLabAfrica, Kenya.

The workshop was officially closed by Ebelechukwu Enedah, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria with closing remarks by Ikechukwu Uwanna, Chairman Nigeria Bar Association, Lagos Branch.