Bolanle Adebola
CLRNN Convener

Bolanle Adebola

Bolanle is a lecturer in International Commercial Law at the School of Law, University of Reading. Her broad research interests lie in various facets of corporate law. For the most part, she focuses on corporate governance, finance and insolvency law. Currently, her research investigates the design of effective corporate rescue systems. Such systems, she believes, should balance the interests of all stakeholders while supporting the preservation of distressed but viable businesses in the economy. Bolanle’s research employs socio-legal, comparative and empirical methods. While contributing to debates in advanced economies, she is also actively involved in the development of effective corporate rescue systems in emerging economies. Bolanle holds an LL.B from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state, an LL.M from Bangor University, Wales and a Ph. D from University College London. She is called to the Nigerian Bar. She is an academic member of the international and European arms of the global body of insolvency practitioners, INSOL and the Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA), a member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), as well as a as well as a Chartered member of the Governance Institute (ICSA). She is a contributing editor of the Encyclopedia of Banking Law (Insolvency Division).

Olabisi D. Akinkugbe
CLRNN Streams Editor

Olabisi D. Akinkugbe

Olabisi is an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law. He joined the Schulich School of Law faculty in 2017 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa, an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, and an LL.B. from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Before joining the Schulich School of Law, Olabisi was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick. His research is interdisciplinary and uses materials from political science, sociology, international development studies, economics and history to explore issues of economic development and international economic law as they relate to Africa. He examines the role of regional courts in economic integration in Africa and how the complex socio-historical, economic, (mega) political and legal contexts that they are embedded shape them. He explores these issues from the national, regional and international contexts. Olabisi is a founding editor of Afronomicslaw – a blog on all aspects of international economic law as they relate to Africa; and the Co-Managing Editor of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law.

Titilayo Adebola
CLRNNCast Editor

Titilayo Adebola

Titilayo is a lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen, where she is the theme coordinator for Intellectual Property Law. Her interdisciplinary research interests are primarily in International Economic Law and Intellectual Property Law around food and agriculture. Weaving insights from history, politics, socio-legal studies and Third World Approaches to International Law, her scholarship is devoted to exploring the use of law to effect social and economic development, especially in the Global South. Titilayo has participated in high-level meetings or completed courses at international institutions relevant to her research including the World Trade Organisation, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. She is a contributing editor of Afronomicslaw (blog on international economic law as it relates to Africa) and founder of Flora IP (blog on food, agriculture and intellectual property).

Amaka Vanni
CLRNNCast Editor

Amaka Vanni

Amaka is a legal scholar, consultant and documentary filmmaker. Her work lies at the intersection of international economic law, development, and global governance. Her research and teaching are on topics of intellectual property, international trade, global health, philanthrocapitalism, gender, legal theory and history, human rights and the impact of colonialism on various aspects of postcolonial societies. She holds a master’s in law degree in International Economic Law and completed a doctorate in the same field from the University of Warwick, UK. Her doctoral thesis won the 2018 HART/SIEL Prize in International Economic Law. Her monograph titled ‘Patent Games in the Global South: Pharmaceutical Patent Law-making in Brazil, India and Nigeria’ (Oxford: Hart) is forthcoming January 2020.

Nwanneka Ezechukwu
CLRNN Secretary

Nwanneka Ezechukwu

Nwanneka holds a PhD in law from the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral thesis focused on consumer protection in innovative payment services, particularly mobile payments. Her doctorate was awarded without corrections. She also holds an LLM (with distinction) in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University. She is a first-class graduate of the Nigerian Law School and has been called to the Nigerian Bar. Nwanneka’s research interests cover the intersection between regulation and innovative financial services. She is currently working on a monograph focusing on this theme. She currently lectures at Birmingham City University. While completing her doctorate, she taught on a part-time basis at both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.”

Folashade Adeyemo
CLRNN Liaison Officer

Folashade Adeyemo

Fola is a lecturer at the University of Reading, where she teaches Company Law, Commercial Law (Undergraduate Level) and International Corporate Governance (Postgraduate Level.) She previously taught at Kingston University, where she was the module leader for Company Law at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and module leader for Remedies & Restitution and Criminal Law. Fola’s jurisdictions of interest are Nigeria and the UK. She has published in the field of banking and financial regulation, and has a specific interest in bank insolvency, company law and whistleblower protection. She has recently published in the Journal of Business Law, where she considers whether whistleblowers are adequately protected under PIDA. She is also working on a research project which examines the management of troubled banks in Africa, with a specific focus on Nigeria. Fola is a qualified barrister and solicitor, called to the Nigerian Bar, and holds degrees from the University of Westminster (LLB, 2010); Brunel (LLM International Economic and Trade Law, 2011; PhD 2017) and is a member of the Nigerian Bar, (2013).

Oludara Akanmidu
CLRNN Media Officer

Oludara Akanmidu

Oludara is a lecturer in Law at De Montfort University (DMU) where she teaches across business law subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to joining DMU, she completed her PhD at Durham University Law School. She completed her LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation graduating with a Distinction from the University of Warwick. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010 and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is a Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria. Her research interests lie in the broad area of corporate law. She is particularly interested in directors’ duties, corporate accountability and enforcement of corporate law. She is keen on a socio-legal and comparative approach to law.

Opeyemi Kolawole
CLRNN Media Officer

Opeyemi Kolawole

Opeyemi Kolawole is a doctoral student at University College Dublin. His Ph.D. research focuses on the role of intellectual property rights on socio-economic development of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Specifically, the role of technology transfer in bridging the development gap. Prior to this, Opeyemi obtained his LL.M degree in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (IP/IT) from University College Dublin, Ireland. His primarily research interest is focused on the intersection between IP, international trade and development. He is also involved in development advocacy in sub-Saharan Africa, especially Nigeria. He is a member the Nigerian Bar.

Jadesola Faseluka
CLRNN Administrator

Jadesola Faseluka

Jadesola is a doctoral candidate at the University of Leeds, UK. Her doctoral research is in the field of Insolvency Law. Her thesis focuses on the corporate rescue concept under the 1986 Insolvency Act and retail sector insolvency. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

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