Yahaya Adamu Maikori
Yahaya is the Senior Partner of Law Allianz - a law firm with core expertise in Entertainment law (which consists of Gaming, technology, Media & Intellectual Property) and Corporate/Commercial law.
A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife; He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1993 and admitted as a solicitor England and Wales recently. During the course of his professional career He has been legal adviser to Aso Savings and Loans Plc., Company Secretary to First Alliance Pension and Benefits Limited (now ARM Pensions).
He seats on the Entertainment committee of the Nigeria Bar Association, the Nigeria Copyrights Commission’s Copyright law Review committee.
Yahaya has advised state governments, institutions and helped several companies establish as well as navigate issues involving licensing, taxation, issues regarding jurisdiction, online gaming in Nigeria’s growing gaming industry.
He has published and presented papers on gaming and on a range of other subjects which include Intellectual Property and entertainment issues at various local and international fora and he continues to consult for private and government institutions on related matters.
A winner of - Legal Monthly’s “Entertainment lawyer of the year - Nigeria' 2013 he was also a one time winner of the 2011 Omidyar/Legatum sponsored “Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship” held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Federal Government of Nigeria’s appointee to Digiteam (a body saddled with the responsibility of driving Nigeria’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting).
He is also the president of Nigeria Gaming Association.