Today, the English High Court in Owen v Galgey  EHWC 3546 (QB) delivered a thorough and interesting decision on Article 4(3) of Rome II Regulation, which is the general escape clause for Rome II. For a complete reading of the decision see
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 Dr Abubakri Yekini, a Lecturer in Law at Lagos State University This is the fourth and penultimate online symposium on
Written by Anthony Kennedy, Barrister at Serle Court This is the second online symposium on
Written by Dr. Chukwuma Samuel Adesina Okoli, Post-Doctoral Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Institute and Dr. Richard Frimpong Oppong, Associate Professor, University of Bradford, School of Law We
Report prepared by Onyoja Momoh, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Aberdeen. On Thursday 5th of November 2020, the Nigerian Group on Private International Law (“NGPIL”) held its first committee meeting by virtual platform. In attendance at the meeting and forming the Committee of NGPIL were: Dr
Jonathan Fitchen who is recognised as a leading scholar on the conflict of laws aspect of authentic instruments has just published a book titled “The Private International Law of Authentic Instruments” under the Hart Studies in Private International Law. The abstract reads as follows: This helpful book will equip the lawyer – whether notary, barrister […]
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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. […]