CLRNN Events: First Quarter 2022


CLRNN has several events outlined for the first quarter of 2022, both on the main and Spotlight platforms. Details of these events, as well as registration links are set out below. We look forward to hosting our speakers and participants for collaborative discussions.

February 2022

We host our first CLRNN SPOTLIGHT on Corporate Governance and Insolvency Law in Africa for the year. The CLRNN Spotlight series was launched in July 2022 following calls from our colleagues across Africa for engagement on topics that are mutually beneficial. We have since held 4 seminars available through the Spotlight section of the Resources tab on our website. The following link will provide access to the presentations:

Given the interest of practitioners in our sessions, we have also introduced sessions with insights from practitioners and regulators across Africa. We hope that these sessions will contribute to capacity-building, while providing networking opportunities amongst our community.

To launch our practitioners’ insight, we are hosting Mr Okorie Kalu, legal practitioner and partner at the law firm of PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors. Following the insolvency reforms introduced via the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA 2020), Okorie will provide a practitioner’s insight into one of the first restructuring cases in Nigeria using the new Company Voluntary Arrangements procedure. Please, see registration details below:

Speaker: Mr Okorie Kalu – Partner, PUNUKA Attorneys & SolicitorsTopic: Company Voluntary Arrangements in Nigeria: Perspectives from Practice
Date: February 25, 2022 
Time:13:00hrs – 14:15hrs (London)
Registration Link:

March 2022:

Book Launch

We host the book launch for the trailblazing new book by Dr Folashade Adeyemo: Banking Regulation in Africa – The Case of Nigeria and Other Developing Economies.

There is a dearth of information on banking regulation in Africa. Much more information has been written from the perspective of Western countries and on Asian tigers. This ground-breaking text fills this vacuum in this field. While Dr Folashade Adeyemo focuses primarily on the development of banking regulation in Nigeria, she also captures the regulatory frameworks of other emerging economies such as Kenya and South Africa. In the case of Nigeria, she argues that the regulator needs to adopt a proactive rather than reactive approach towards ensuring effective regulation of banks in the banking sector.

Panel: Dr Olufemi Amao, Reader, Sussex University; Professor Andy Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Banking and Financial Law, University of Leeds; Ms Ibukunoluwa Iyiola-Omisore, Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds.

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022 

Time: 14:00hrs (London) 

Registration Link:

CLRNN Spotlight

We host Chief Anthony Idigbe (PhD) SAN on our second CLRNN SPOTLIGHT on Corporate Governance and Insolvency Law in Africa. Chief Idigbe is one of the foremost insolvency experts in Nigeria, who has contributed extensively to the development of insolvency law and practice in Nigeria.

Chief Idigbe has several decades of practice experience across several areas of commercial law including Insolvency and Restructuring, Privatisation, Capital Markets,  Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as arbitration. He is qualified to practice as a legal practitioner in both Nigeria and Ontario, Canada. He is widely consulted by government agencies in Nigeria such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (Nigeria) SEC and the Bureau of Public Enterprises (Nigeria) BPE. He is also regularly consulted by leading banks and businesses. He is a past president of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and is an active member of several national and international bodies.

He recently concluded his PhD studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada with dissertation titled: Blazing the Trail in New Governance – The Role of INSOL International in Shaping the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency 1982 – 1995. Chief Idigbe’s seminar pulls both from his practical and theoretical knowledge. Please, see the registration link below.

Speaker: Chief Anthony Idigbe – Senior Partner, PUNUKA Attorneys & SolicitorsTopic: Cross-Border Insolvency Law and International Norm-making
Date: March 25, 2022 
Time:13:00hrs – 14:15hrs (London)
Registration Link:     
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