Dr Francis Okanigbuan


I have been a Research Fellow in the Law School’s Centre for Business Law and Practice since October 2016. I obtained a PhD at the University of Manchester, where I was previously a Teaching Assistant (Company Law). I was also an Associate Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University.

I am currently working with Professor Joan Loughrey and Professor Andrew Keay on the project; 'Business Judgment and the Courts'.

Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, particularly;

  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance and Securities Law
  • International Sale of Goods Law / Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Comparative Law
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  • PhD (Corporate Law) University of Manchester
  • LL.M (International Business & Commercial Law) University of Manchester
  • LL.B (Hons) 2:1 Ambrose Ali University, Nigeria
  • BL. (Barrister & Solicitor) Nigerian Law School
  • Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (ICSA London)

Professional memberships

  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Saffron House, London)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (Young International Arbitration Group)
  • Nigerian Bar Association