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Mrs Oludara Akanmidu

Job: Early Career Academic Fellow

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8984

E: oludara.akanmidu@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

Oludara joined De Montfort University in May 2017 as an early career academic fellow. She recently completed her Phd at Durham University Law School with her doctoral thesis titled ‘Understanding and Evaluating the Enforcement of Corporate Law in Nigeria: The Case for Enhanced Public Civil Enforcement’. Prior to that, in 2012, she completed her LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation graduating with a Distinction from the University of Warwick. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010 and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is also a qualified Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria. Prior to her LLM study, Oludara worked as a State Counsel at the Ministry of Justice, Ogun State where she specialized in Criminal Litigation.

Oludara previously worked as a tutor at Durham University Law School between 2016 and 2017. During her time at Durham University Law School she also acted as a Co-convener of Durham Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law. 

Oludara’s research interests lie in the broad area of corporate law and corporate governance. She is however particularly interested in directors’ accountability and enforcement of corporate law. 

Publications and outputs 

Journal Articles

 

Conference Papers

  • Akanmidu, O & Riley, C (2017), Suing parent companies for injuries caused by their subsidiaries: The Nigerian litigation against Shell,Emerging Issues and Challenges in Commercial Law ICCL 2017 Annual PGR Conference, Durham University Law School.  
  • Awolalu, O (2014), The Role of Shareholder Activism in Resolving the Agency Problem, The Purpose of Commercial Law ICCL Postgraduate Conference, Durham University Law School.
  • Awolalu, O (2014), The Role of Statutory Derivative Claims in Enforcing Corporate Governance, Exploring Legal Boundaries in Modern Society, North East PGR Law Forum Conference, Newcastle. 

Research interests/expertise

Corporate Law

Corporate Governance

Enforcement of Directors’ Duties.

Qualifications

LLB (Obafemi Awolowo University), BL (Nigerian Law School) GradICSAN (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria), LLM (University of Warwick); PhD (Durham University).

Membership of professional associations and societies

Society of Legal Scholars

Nigerian Bar Association

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria

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