Orji Agwu Uka (the author of this piece) is a Senior Associate at Africa Law Practice NG & Company, Lagos. He holds a Masters’ Degree in International Business Law from King’s College London and an LLB from Abia State University, Uturu Nigeria. Introduction Over three score and ten years ago, Professor G. […]
About Chukwuma Okoli
Dr. Chukwuma Okoli is a Postdoctoral researcher in private international law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands, and a Consultant for PC Mbadiwe & Co., Lagos, Nigeria??.
Prior to joining T.M.C Asser Institute, he was inter alia, a Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Luxembourg for about four years, where he taught Comparative Private International law, Comparative English Law of Contract, and Comparative English Law of Tort.
He is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2008. He practised law in reputable law firms for about three years in the area of domestic and international commercial transactions. He also holds an LLM in International Commercial Law (with distinction) from the University of Aberdeen.
His principal research interest is in all aspects of Private International Law/Conflict of Laws, with a special focus on the European Union, Nigeria, and English speaking or Commonwealth Africa. He has significant publications on these subjects. He accentuates expertise in the Civil and Commercial aspects of European Union Private International Law, and serves as a leading expert in Nigerian Private International Law. He is also frequently cited in academic publications.
Written by Abubakri Yekini, Lecturer at Lagos State University, Nigeria. The idea of economic integration is not new to Africa. It is a phenomenon that has been conceived as far back as the 1960s when many African countries gained independence. In 1980, the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) came […]
Chukwudi Ojiegbe has just published a book titled: “International Commercial Arbitration in the European Union: Brussels I, Brexit and Beyond” with Edward Elgar Publishing. The abstract reads as follows: This illuminating book contributes to knowledge on the impact of Brexit on international commercial arbitration in the EU. Entering the fray at a critical watershed in […]
Introduction In my last blog post, I made mention of a Nigerian Court of Appeal decision that applied the principle of contract law exclusively to a foreign jurisdiction clause. In that case, applying the principles of Nigerian contract law, the Nigerian Court of Appeal held that the alleged choice of court agreement in favour of […]
Online public AHRC workshops on Private International Law after Brexit from global, European, Commonwealth and intra-UK perspectives Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Stirling), Dr Mihail Danov (University of Exeter) and Dr Jayne Holliday (University of Stirling) are delighted to be able to host the following AHRC funded Research Network workshop. How to join the online […]
Many international commercial parties usually provide for a choice of court agreement as a term of their contract. This is done to enhance predictability, certainty and reduction of costs in the event a dispute arises between the parties. Since a choice of court agreement is a term of the contract, does the principle of […]
Kareem Olatoye and Abubakri Yekini, both lecturers at Lagos State University, Nigeria, recently published an article titled: “Islamic Law in Southern Nigerian Courts: Constitutional Law and Conflicts of Laws Perspectives” (2019/2020) 6 Benin Journal of Public Law 120. The abstract reads as follows: Read more…
The website of The Hague Conference on Private International Law on October 29th recorded an important development, which reads as follows: “Following the approval of the Explanatory Report on the HCCH Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Judgments Convention) on 22 September 2020, the Permanent Bureau […]
The October 2020 issue of International and Comparative Law Quarterly was recently published. It features two articles on private international law: S Donelly, “Conflicting Forum-Selection Agreements in Treaty and Contract” (2020) 69 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 759 – 787. When an investor submits a claim to arbitration under a treaty that falls within the scope […]
Ilaria Viarengo and Francesca C Villata recently published a new book titled: “Planning the Future of Cross Border Families: A Path Through Coordination“ under the prestigious Hart Studies in Private International Law. The abstract reads as follows: Read more…