Tunde Ogowewo

Tunde Ogowewo


  • Senior Lecturer, Laws
  • WC2R 2LS

    United Kingdom

  • 18

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Research interests

Dr Ogowewo's research covers the following areas: the regulation of takeovers (mergers and acquisitions), general corporate finance law and Nigerian law.





  •  Company Law
  •  Commercial Law


  •  Legal Issues in Corporate Finance
  •  Regulation of the Conduct of Mergers & Acquisitions

Research interests (short)

Company law; commercial law; securities regulation; mergers and acquisitions.

Biographical details

Tunde teaches Corporate Finance Law, Corporate Governance, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law at postgraduate level. He is also a Joint Global Hauser Professor of Law at NYU Law School, New York and Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the National University of Singapore. He is recognised as a leading expert on UK takeover law. Judicial citations of his expertise can be found in Meridien Sas [2012] EWHC 87 (Comm) (arbitration); Re Intercontinental Bank [2011] EWHC 605 (Comm); Re Serious Organised Crime Agency [2011] EWHC 175 (QB); 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 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 and the Independent.

He was co-editor of the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press) between 2000 and 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, the Treasury Solicitor, 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 and is active in international commercial arbitration. He has been nominated to act as Arbitrator by the Governments of Sri Lanka and Tanzania at the International Court of Arbitration and has also acted as Counsel to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in investment disputes. His expertise is regularly sought by City firms and governmental agencies in litigation in the UK and in ICC and ICSID arbitrations. 

He holds advanced degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.) and King’s College London (Ph.D).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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