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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.
Issues relating to succession and administration of estate of a deceased person raise significant issues in Nigerian private international law (or conflict of laws), whether a person dies testate or intestate. In the very recent case of Sarki v Sarki & Ors,
The Hague Court of Appeal on January 29, 2021 held that Shell’s parent and subsidiary company in Nigeria were liable for oil spillage in an oil producing area in Nigeria. The Court held that Shell had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the oil spillage was caused by sabotage by a third party. The […]
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Geert van Calster has just published the third edition of the book titled “European Private International Law: Commercial Litigation in the EU” with Hart. The blurb reads as follows: This classic textbook provides a thorough overview of European private international law. It is essential reading for private international law students who need to study the […]
The third issue of the Journal of Private International Law for 2020 features the following articles: M Teo,
Maria Campo Comba just published a book titled: “The Law Applicable to Cross-border Contracts involving Weaker Parties in EU Private International Law” with Springer. The abstract reads as follows: This book provides answers to the following questions: how do traditional principles of private international law relate to the requirements of the internal market for the […]
JM Scherpe and E Bargelli have just published an edited book titled: “The Interaction between Family Law, Succession Law and Private International Law” with Intersentia. The publisher’s blurb reads as follows: There can be no doubt that both substantive family and succession law engage in significant interaction with private international law, and, in particular, the […]
MF Moscati, M Palmer, and M Roberts just published a book titled “Comparative Dispute Resolution” with Edward Elgar. The blurb reads as follows: Comparative Dispute Resolution offers an original, wide-ranging, and invaluable corpus of chapters on dispute resolution. Enriched by a broad, comparative vision and a focus on the processes used to handle disputes, this […]