Jumoke Lambo is a Partner and heads the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (“TMT”), which also comprises the firm’s data protection practice. She co-heads the firm’s, Aviation, Employment Law, which includes the firm’s business establishment and corporate immigration practice and Corporate Advisory teams. She also oversees Alsec Nominees Limited, the firm’s company secretarial practice, which has over 300 companies in its portfolio. Her specialisations include TMT, data protection and cybersecurity, foreign investment, regulatory compliance, aviation, employment law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advisory.
Jumoke has over three decades of experience in telecommunications law, data protection, cybersecurity, aviation, employment law, immigration law and general corporate practice with an emphasis on corporate advisory, legislative drafting, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance, due diligence and capital markets.
She was a member of the consortium of international experts whose services were retained by the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Bureau of Public Enterprises (“BPE”), to exhaustively review and modify Nigeria’s legal/regulatory framework for its Telecommunications sector. The team later went on to draft the comprehensive legislation for the sector, the Nigerian Communications Act 2003. She has assisted many companies in her various areas of expertise about establishing and doing business in Nigeria. She also advises a variety of investors with the acquisitions of interests in Nigerian companies and regulatory compliance. In addition, she has assisted clients with generating employment and end of-employment documentation, negotiation and settling of employment-related contractual and trade disputes and advising on employee issues in the context of bankruptcies, company liquidations, mergers, acquisitions, divestments and restructuring. She heads the data protection practice group which is a subset of the TMT practice group and advises widely on data protection issues. She is noted for her data protection expertise. The firm is a licensed Data Protection Compliance Organisation with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and as a result Jumoke assists many clients with their data protection compliance under the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation 2019.
Jumoke was seconded to both Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited – Etisalat Nigeria (now 9 Mobile) (2009-2010), and Union Bank of Nigeria (2014-2017) to head their legal departments and to restructure the departments by introducing processes and structures to improve their efficiency and optimise output. These secondments also broadened her own experience in the legal sphere through the exposure to in-house legal work.
Jumoke has also assisted the telecommunications sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (“NCC”) and the NITDA, in their drive to develop awareness with their various stakeholders within and outside Nigeria. In this regard she has been a member of the NCC’s faculty at a training of judges on cybersecurity. She has assisted the NITDA by reviewing policy document and providing input into proposed draft legislation.
|Acting Director, Legal Services, Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited
|2000 to date
|Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
|Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
|Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
|BL, Nigerian Law School
|LL. B, University of Bristol
Nigerian Bar Association
The Business Facilitation Act and its implications for certain corporate matters under the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 The Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (“BFA”) was signed by former President Buhari on 8th February 2023 and is applicable throughout Nigeria. The primary objective of the BFA is to promote the ease of doing […]Read more
Did you know that: The Nigeria Data Protection Regulations 2019 (“NDPR”) requires organisations to conduct a detailed audit of their privacy and data protection practices at inception and thereafter on an annual basis where they process the Personal Data of Nigerian citizens and residents utilising the services of a licensed Data Protection Compliance Organisation (“DPCO”).Read more
On 12th December 2022, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (“NCAA”) issued the ‘Revised COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines for All Aviation Service Providers (Domestic and International Operations)’ (the “Revised Covid-19 Guidelines”). The Revised COVID-19 Guidelines have been issued to correspond with the consistently low numbers of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and most parts of the world. […]Read more
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Data Protection – Do You Know the Principles Governing the Processing of Personal Data Under the NDPR – Series 2
THE PRINCIPLES GOVERNING THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA UNDER THE NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2019Read more
In honour of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, our Employment Law team have prepared an article on disability in the workplace. The theme for this year’s Persons with Disabilities global observance is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“. This global observance is […]Read more
UUBO is pleased to have contributed the Nigerian chapter of the 2022 edition of the IFLR Africa Market Makers report, authored by partners Jumoke Lambo, Folake Elias-Adebowale, Yinka Edu, Ozofu Olatunde Ogiemudia, Nicholas Okafor, Adeola Sunmola, Joseph Odianosen Eimunjeze and Onyinye Okafor. The report highlights and offer perspectives on trends, developments and key regulatory and […]Read more
Nigerian chapter of the 9th Edition of GLG Group UK’s International Comparative Legal Guide – Data Protection 2022
Jumoke Lambo and Chisom Okolie of our Telecommunications, Media And Technology Team have contributed to the latest Nigerian chapter of the 9th Edition of GLG Group UK’s International Comparative Legal Guide – Data Protection 2022, in which they discussed key privacy and data protection compliance issues under Nigerian law and developments in this sphere. The chapter is free […]Read more
Impact of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulations (NDPR) Implementation Framework 2020 on the existing provisions of the NDPR
Data protection compliance has become an integral part of every organisation that collects and processes personal data. In order to strengthen consumer confidence, organisations are required to ensure that the personal data of their customers are secured from unauthorised access. Join Jumoke Lambo, a Partner of UUBO, who heads the firm’s data protection team, as well as Babatunde olayinka (a […]Read more
UUBO’s Jumoke Lambo (partner) and Victoria Agomuo (associate) are proud to share their most recent publication, the Nigerian chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide – Employment & Labour Law 2021. The chapter provides timely and insightful answers to topical questions about employment in Nigeria, and can be accessed for free here: https://lnkd.in/evEemuWRead more
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What the market says…
“The “excellent” Jumoke Lambo is singled out by market sources as "a brilliant lawyer in the employment space”.”
“Jumoke Lambo is a highly respected name in the corporate immigration arena thanks to her negotiation skills and regulatory know-how.”