CLRNN Conference Symposium in collaboration with AfronomicsLaw


in collaboration with AfronomicsLaw

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 AdebolaIntroduction to the CLRNN Inaugural Conference Symposium

Prof Chidi OguamanamCommercial Law Reform in the Age of Integration: Of Stakeholders, Futility of Boundary-Marking and Strategies

Dr Bolanle Adebola and Anthony Idigbe SANThe Debtor’s Trident: The Prospective Business Rescue Proceedings in the Nigerian Insolvency Framework

Ms Ibukun Iyiola-OmisoreAssessing the Relationship between the Nigerian Companies Act and Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria

Dr Oludara Akanmidu and Chris RileyShould Parent Companies be held responsible for their subsidiaries wrongs? The case of Shell in Nigeria

Dr Pontian OkoliBridging Gaps to Facilitate International Commerce – Implications for Nigeria

Ms Theona ElizeeSupplementary Protection Certificate’s in EU Legislation: The Access Challenge for Developing Countries

Dr Valerie AzingeStrained Marriage? Linkage Between Development and Combating Economic Crime

Ms Adekemi AdebowaleVoluntary Disclosure: An Appraisal of the Insured’s Precontractual Duty of Utmost Good Faith under the Nigerian Insurance Law

Dr Nwanneka EzechukwuRe-visiting Nigeria’s approach to Regulating Mobile Payments

Ms Omotolani SomoyeThe Doctrine of Subrogation in Insurance Law: An Appraisal of the Nigerian and English Perspectives

Anthony Idigbe SANAn Overview of the Regulatory Framework for Secured Transaction in Moveable Assets in Nigeria

Dr Titilayo AdebolaCan the Subaltern Speak? Nigeria’s Untoward Path to UPOV

Prof. James Thuo GathiiLessons From the Transplantation of Kenya’s 2015 Companies Act From the U.K.’s Companies Act of 2006

Dr Olabisi D. AkinkugbeDeveloping Robust and Coherent Regional Trade Policy could quell chaos surrounding Land Border Closures in Nigeria

Dr Jorge GuiraThe Call and Practice of Reform