Obinna Chris Dike, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
He holds a PhD in Energy and Natural Resources Law, with specialist focus in the law and policy of community agreements in structuring social investment undertakings in the energy and natural resources sectors, from Dundee University.
He obtained his LL.M in Petroleum Law and Policy, also from Dundee University, LL.B from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria and BL from the Nigerian Law School. He has written a number of academic and practice articles and a handbook on community agreements and development law in extractive industries’ context, arbitration and foreign investment protection.
He has participated in international research projects such as the Nuffield Foundation funded project which focused on regulatory and extractive industries’ attitudes towards Indigenous and Aboriginal title in five countries including Canada, Australia and New Zealand; and another on the responsibility for disused/residual offshore oil and gas installations in jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Nigeria.
He is a consummate legal practitioner with qualitative experience in commercial legal practice, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources law, insolvency, mergers and acquisition, corporate restructuring and consultancy practice, in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.