Meet Chukwuyere Ebere Izuogu

Chukwuyere is presently a Senior Counsel at Streamsowers & Kóhn and a Research Fellow at the African Academic Network on Internet Policy (AANoIP) where his practice and research focus on all areas of competition, intellectual property and telecommunications law. From September 2018 until June 2019, Chukwuyere was a Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow where he engaged stakeholders and conducted academic research on issues relating to net-neutrality and the cross-border transfer of personal data acquired by online platforms, from the EU to Nigeria.

Since the liberalization of Nigeria’s telecoms sector in 2003, Chukwuyere has been one of Nigeria’s pioneer practitioners of telecommunications law and has advised and/or acted as lead researcher on several milestone projects relating to new regulatory and policy issues in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry. Since 2014, Chukwuyere has been advising a silicon-valley headquartered social networking service and instant messaging voice-over internet protocol service. Chukwuyere is the author of Regulating Anti-competitive Practices in Nigeria’s Communications Sector, (Wolf Legal Publishers, Netherlands, January 2017).

Chukwuyere was educated at the University of Benin, Nigeria (2003) where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws, at the Nigeria Law School (2005) where he obtained his Barrister-at-Law professional certificate, and at the University of Hannover, Germany and Strathclyde University, Scotland (2009) where he obtained his Master of Law (LL.M) in Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law (Magna Cum Laude).

Chukwuyere is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Institute for Arbitrators, BCS-The Chartered Institute of IT, Alliance for Affordable Internet and Internet Society of Nigeria.

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