CLRNN Inaugural Conference 2019


The CLRNN inaugural conference, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), took place on the 13th – 14th September 2019. The conference kicked off with a warm welcome from Dr Anne Thies (Deputy Head, School of Law, University of Reading), and a short message from Dr Bolanle Adebola (CLRNN Convener, University of Reading). Its theme, ‘effective commercial law reform: the next steps’, invited participants to reflect on facets of the Nigerian commercial law that interest them, and to consider the actions that should be taken towards reform. The tone for the conference was set by the impassioned keynote speech from Prof Chidi Oguamanam (University of Ottawa), titled: ‘Commercial Law Reform in the Age of Integration – Of Stakeholders, Futility of Boundary-Marking, Strategies, etc’. Researchers from all around the world congregated at the Whiteknight’s campus of the University of Reading to debate effective reform across 10 streams of commercial law including: New Technologies, Business and Development, Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Competition Law, Financial Regulation, Insurance Law, Energy Law, Dispute Resolution and International Trade Law. The full programme can be found here. The conference ended with a plenary session at which action points were agreed for the future. Pictures of the event can be found here.