CLRNN has had a very exciting 2020; its main highlight being our collaboration with Afronomicslaw, through which we published some of the engaging debates from our inaugural conference.
The inaugural CLRNN conference, funded by an Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) grant, was hosted by the University of Reading. The conference theme, ‘effective commercial law reform: the next steps’, invited delegates to reflect on facets of the Nigerian commercial law that interest them, and to consider the actions that should be taken towards reform. Researchers and commentators discussed across 10 streams of commercial law including: New Technologies, Business and Development, Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law, Financial Regulation, Insurance Law, Energy Law, Dispute Resolution and International Trade Law.
Each featured blog piece describes the challenges facing an aspect of commercial law in Nigeria, reviews the reform responses proposed or taken by the government, and concludes with insights for future reforms. All blog pieces, including our explosive keynote speech from Prof Chidi Oguamanam, can be accessed below.
Dr. Bolanle Adebola: Introduction to the CLRNN Inaugural Conference Symposium
Prof Chidi Oguamanam: Commercial Law Reform in the Age of Integration: Of Stakeholders, Futility of Boundary-Marking and Strategies
Dr Bolanle Adebola and Anthony Idigbe SAN: ‘The Debtor’s Trident: The Prospective Business Rescue Proceedings in the Nigerian Insolvency Framework‘
Ms Ibukun Iyiola-Omisore: Assessing the Relationship between the Nigerian Companies Act and Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria
Dr Oludara Akanmidu and Chris Riley: Should Parent Companies be held responsible for their subsidiaries wrongs? The case of Shell in Nigeria
Dr Pontian Okoli: Bridging Gaps to Facilitate International Commerce – Implications for Nigeria
Ms Theona Elizee: Supplementary Protection Certificate’s in EU Legislation: The Access Challenge for Developing Countries
Dr Valerie Azinge: Strained Marriage? Linkage Between Development and Combating Economic Crime
Ms Adekemi Adebowale: Voluntary Disclosure: An Appraisal of the Insured’s Precontractual Duty of Utmost Good Faith under the Nigerian Insurance Law
Dr Nwanneka Ezechukwu: Re-visiting Nigeria’s approach to Regulating Mobile Payments
Ms Omotolani Somoye: The Doctrine of Subrogation in Insurance Law: An Appraisal of the Nigerian and English Perspectives
Anthony Idigbe SAN: An Overview of the Regulatory Framework for Secured Transaction in Moveable Assets in Nigeria
Dr Titilayo Adebola: Can the Subaltern Speak? Nigeria’s Untoward Path to UPOV
Prof. James Thuo Gathii: Lessons From the Transplantation of Kenya’s 2015 Companies Act From the U.K.’s Companies Act of 2006
Dr Olabisi D. Akinkugbe: Developing Robust and Coherent Regional Trade Policy could quell chaos surrounding Land Border Closures in Nigeria