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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.
Entries by Chukwuma Okoli
This is a case note on the very recent Nigerian Court of Appeal’s decision that recognised the immunity of the President of the Commission of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) from being impleaded in Nigerian courts.
This is an update on my previous blog post
The focus of this write-up is a brief case note on a recent decision of the Nigerian Court of Appeal (reported two days ago) on Mareva injunction. The principal concern of a judgment creditor is that it should reap the fruits of the judgment. A judgment is useless or nugatory if the judgment debtor has […]
The second issue of the Journal of Private International Law for 2021 was just released and it features the following articles: Lachlan Forrester,
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This note briefly analyses the recent decision of the Nigerian Supreme Court in BCE Consulting Engineers v Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Witten by Orji A Uka (Senior Associate at ALP NG & Co) and Damilola Alabi (Associate at ALP NG & Co) Introduction The issuance and service of an originating process are fundamental issues that afford or rob a court of jurisdiction to adjudicate over a matter. This is because it is settled law that the […]
The third issue of 2021 Lloyds’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly was published today. It features one article and a book review on private international law. M Teo,
A foreign judgment that cannot be enforced is useless no matter how well it is/was written. The fact that a foreign judgment can be readily enforced aids the prompt settlement of disputes and makes international commercial transactions more effective. The importance of the enforcement of foreign judgments cannot be over-emhpasised because international commercial parties are […]