The KS Legal Briefing Series is a client focused digest of relevant legal topics affecting our clients’ business interests. Please contact us if you require more information or advice on any of the topics covered by the KS Legal Briefing Series.
August 5, 2021
The Legal and Institutional Framework for Renewable Energy in Nigeria
The renewable energy sources is growing fast and the participation and investment in the Nigerian renewable energy subsector of the energy sector is on the increase. There is however no specific legislation for the regulation of this subsector yet. This article examines the various legislations and regulatory institutions in the Nigerian renewable energy sector.
April 12, 2021
Cryptocurrencies in Nigeria: An Overview of the Regulatory Framework
On the 5th of February 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular to Nigerian banks and financial institutions, which put a hard stop on the dealing, trading and transacting in cryptocurrencies (also referred to in the rest of this article as ‘Cryptos’).
This article examines what cryptocurrencies are, what the legal and regulatory framework for cryptocurrency currently is in Nigeria, in comparison to other jurisdictions, and then we shall conclude by making recommendations as to what a balanced regulatory approach to cryptocurrencies would look like in our current financial and regulatory environment.