Dr Tunde Ogowewo
Tunde Ogowewo teaches corporate finance law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions law at King’s College London. He is also a Global Hauser Visiting Professor of Law at NYU Law School, New York. He is recognised as a leading expert on UK takeover law. He created the first course in the University of London’s LL.M. programme on the UK Takeover Code. Judicial citations of his expertise, which covers corporate finance law to public law, can be found in Santolina Investment Corp Chancery Division (2007) EWHC 437 (Ch) (proprietary claims), Re Williams (2007) EWHC 1304 (illegality), Re Alamieseyegha (2005) EWHC 2704 (sovereign immunity and federations) and Koroi v. Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Attorney General of the Republic of Fiji (2001) Civil App. 78/2000S (rule of law). His expertise has also been cited by broadsheets including the London Financial Times.
His academic works include three books and numerous articles in international peer reviewed academic and practitioner journals on a wide range of topics. He was co-editor of the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press) between 2000 – 2007 and is presently on the editorial board of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Edinburgh University Press) and the Securities Market Journal. He has consulted for various bodies including the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Presidency of Nigeria, the Queen’s Proctor, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. In 2003, he co-chaired an International Conference of legal experts under the auspices of the US State Department of Commerce, which led to the adoption of a Model Law on Investment in Africa. He is professionally qualified as a Barrister (Middle Temple) and Solicitor (England and Wales) and also as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His legal practice includes international commercial arbitration and he has acted as Counsel for The Federal Republic of Nigeria and also for oil companies in various ICC international arbitrations. He holds advanced degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.) and King’s College London (Ph.D).
Dr Ogowewo’s research covers the following areas: the regulation of takeovers (mergers and acquisitions), general corporate finance law and Nigerian law.
“Self-Inflicted Constraints on Judicial Government in Nigeria” (2005) 49 Journal of African Law 39 (CUP)
Tackling the Unconstitutional Overthrow of Democracies: Emerging Trends in the Commonwealth (Commonwealth Secretariat Monograph: 2003 (co-authored with Professor John Hatchard)
“Profit Forecasts and the City Code” (2003) Company Lawyer 11-19
The Market for Corporate Control and the Investments and Securities Act 1999 (2001: British Institute of International and Comparative Law Monograph Series)
“Wrecking the Law: How Article III of the Constitution of the United States Led to the Discovery of a Law of Standing to Sue in Nigeria” (2000) 26 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 527 – 589
Legal Issues in Corporate Finance
Regulation of the Conduct of Mergers & Acquisitions