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Nigeria and AfCFTA: What Role has Private International Law to Play?

         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 on International Commercial Arbitration in the European Union

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 […]

The Development of Private International Law of Family Law in the UK – Friday 6th November 10.00 – 4.30pm

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 […]

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…

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 […]