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Kareem Olatoye and Abubakri Yekini publish a new article

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…

Publication of the Explanatory Report on the Judgments Convention

  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 […]

October 2020 Issue of International and Comparative Law Quarterly

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 […]

Does a United States’ Court have jurisdiction to make an order affecting immovable property in Lagos, Nigeria?

In the very recent case of Yankey v Austin (2020) LPELR-49540(CA)  the Nigerian Court of Appeal was faced with the issue of whether a court in the United State has jurisdiction to make an order affecting immovable property in Lagos, Nigeria. The facts of the case was that the claimant/respondent previously sued the defendant/appellant before […]

CSA Okoli and RF Oppong, Private International Law in Nigeria (Hart Publishing, 2020)

This book examines the rules, principles, and doctrines in Nigerian law for resolving cases involving cross-border issues. It is the first book-length treatise devoted to the full spectrum of private international law issues in Nigeria. As a result of increased international business transactions, trade, and investment with Nigeria, such cross-border issues are more prevalent than […]


This book provides an unprecedented analysis on the place of performance. The central theme is that the place of performance is of considerable significance as a connecting factor in international commercial contracts. This book challenges and questions the approach of the European legislator for not explicitly giving special significance to the place of performance in […]