Piracy and Armed Robbery in the Gulf of Guinea & the Suppression of Piracy & Other Maritime Offences Act (SUPMOA) 2019.

The increasing rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has become alarming. Until recently, the concern about piracy has been the Gulf of Eden operated by Somalia pirates; however, piracy has witnessed a drastic shift to the Gulf of Guinea. Armed robbery against ships and cargo theft has also risen uncontrollably within Nigerian territorial…

OAL Sports Law Practice Holds Maiden Edition of the Law & Business of Sports Masterclass

The Sports, Entertainment and Technology (SET) Practice group had its inaugural Sports Master class themed “The Law and Business of Sports Master Class” at the OAL Office in Ikoyi on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The event was attended by Stakeholders in the Sports industry, Investors, Sports Business owners, Students and Sports Lawyers amongst others. The…

Legal & Institutional Restructuring for the Next Nigeria | Olisa Agbakoba Legal

The call for the institutional and legal restructuring for the next Nigeria cannot have come at a better time. President Mohammadu Buhari’s 2019 Independence Day address to the nation may have created an enabling platform to encourage new discussions on how to transform Nigeria’s economy. The President’ssetting up of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) is…

Development Law Policy as a Tool for Economic Reforms

Development law policy is a tool that intersects law and economic development. Development law scholars agree that there is a strong link between law, regulatory institutions, governance, economic development and national welfare. It is argued that the Nigerian legal and judicial framework is hopelessly outdated and needs an urgent review to meet current challenges. Yet…

Bilateral Investment Treaties in Nigeria: A Case for Critical Review

Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) represent the means by which commercial interest between States and foreign investors are regulated and determined under international law. BITs can be subsumed under the category of treaties as identified under Article 2 (1) (a) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT), considering that they are international agreements,…