Chukwuma Okoli

University of Birmingham


Chukwuma is an Assistant Professor in Commercial Conflict of Laws at the University of Birmingham. His principal research interest is in all aspects of Private International Law/Conflict of Laws, with a special focus on global perspectives, Nigeria, Africa, United Kingdom, the European Union and Asia. He has significant publications on these subjects and is frequently cited in academic publications. He is, inter alia, the author of two major monographs, both published in Hart Studies on Private International Law in 2020 : "Place of Performance: A Comparative Analysis", and "Private International Law in Nigeria" (with Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong). He is qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria for over 15 years. He has frequently given expert evidence on Nigerian law in foreign proceedings, such as Dutch courts.

Posts by Chukwuma Okoli

Implied Jurisdiction Agreements in International Commercial Contracts

In an increasingly globalized economy, commercial transactions often involve business entities from different countries. These cross-border transactions present complex legal questions, such as the place where potential disputes will be adjudicated. To provide certainty, commercial parties often conclude ex ante agreements on the venue for dispute resolution by selecting the court(s) of a particular state. However,…

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Forum Selection Agreements as Indicators of Implied Choice of Law

Originally posted on the EAPIL blog on 31 August 2023, and currently updated in this blog. In a recent article, I explore what should be globally significant in a forum selection agreement as an indicator of the implied choice of law when the agreement omits a choice-of-law clause. This topic is in itself a very old one,…

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