About the Expert NETWORK

About the
Expert Network

The National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER) is a partnership between the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) to work with the National Assembly. It is a platform for the legislature and the private sector to engage, deliberate and act on a framework that will improve Nigeria’s business environment and achieve global competitiveness through a review of relevant legislations and provisions of the Constitution. NESG serves as the Secretariat of NASSBER and it provides ‘back office’ administrative, secretarial and logistical support to NASSBER operations. One of its key functions is to encourage the commitment of the private sector to NASSBER and it works as a connection between the private sector and the National Assembly. The NASSBER Expert Network will bring together foremost experts from the academia, business, government, international organizations, civil society, etc. as volunteers in delivering the NASSBER agenda. They will come with a reputation of brilliance in their areas of expertise to influence and improve the quality of NASSBER legislations. Members are expected to demonstrate commitment to achieve the overall objectives of NASSBER.

Membership Criteria

Members of the NASSBER Expert Network shall possess knowledge and expertise in their fields of interest and agree to contribute to NASSBER activities in the following thematic areas: Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Constitution Review, Data & Digital Economy, Financial Services, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure & Urban Development, Innovation & Intellectual Property, Institutions, Investments, Public Finance & Taxation, Regulations, Trade,


Core Principles

• Leverage the credibility and technical grasp of relevant issues to influence the quality and passage of the relevant Bills.

• Deepen stakeholder engagement and collaboration with the National Assembly.

• Achieve clarity and consistency in the communication of key messages.

• Build the necessary collaborations for continuous momentum and effectiveness.


Terms of Membership

Membership of the NASSBER Expert Network is on an individual basis so members represent themselves and not their organizations. Therefore, stand-ins are not permitted. The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law reserves the right to terminate membership based on a member’s non-engagement or violation of ethics. Similarly, a member can choose to disengage at any time. Membership does not grant or imply the endorsement or sponsorship of the member’s goods or services or otherwise express any preferences for, or promotion of, the member’s activities or their organization’s goods or services by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and/or the Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law.

As a core requirement for membership, NASSBER Expert Network members will be invited to:

  • • Participate in National Assembly Public Hearings and other NASSBER events/activities.
  • • Serve in Technical Advisory Committees that may be established by the relevant National Assembly Standing Committees working on specific legislations.
  • • Contribute knowledge and thought leadership via blogs, articles or reports on NESG and/or NBA-SBL platforms and channels. All such contributions will be duly and fully acknowledged. The intellectual property of content and contributions made in the context of the NASSBER Expert Network shall remain the property of each contributing member.

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law may also invite members of the NASSBER Expert Network to participate in their events and/or other projects to share ideas and knowledge in their areas of expertise.


Compliance and Ethics

  • • Each member of the NASSBER Expert Network can make fair use of knowledge and insight gained during their related activities. However, members are responsible for the content they share and must ensure their contributions do not infringe on any third-party intellectual property rights.
  • • The sharing of deliberations or related written or recorded materials outside NASSBER activities by members is not permitted without the expressed consent of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law.
  • • The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law will not be held liable for any third-party claims regarding the unauthorized use of content submitted by a member of the NASSBER Expert Network. Therefore, members agree to indemnify and hold the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, their officers, directors, employees, and members harmless against any and all claims, suits, actions, costs, counsel fees, expenses, damages, losses, liabilities, judgements and decrees in this regard.
  • • The use of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law’s intellectual property (including, but not limited to, trademarks and logos) by members, whether printed or in electronic format, is not permitted unless expressly authorized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law.
  • • Members are also reminded that personal data must be protected. The term “personal data” shall mean any data or information relating to any identified or identifiable legal or natural person that is protected by the applicable law. For the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Nigeria Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, “personal data” shall include, without limitation, personal data of the partners, members, officers, directors, employees, consultants, attorneys, accountants or agents; as well as any participants in NESG and/or NBA-SBL events and/or activities.
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