Dr Simisola Akintoye

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, Room 6.105

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7790

E: simi.akintoye@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Simisola graduated with an LLB degree from Nigeria in 2007. In 2009, she completed her dual LLM in International Commercial Law /Business Law and Taxation at the University of Dundee and the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France respectively. She received her PhD in Law (‘Corporate Governance Regulation and Control Fraud in Nigerian Banks’) from the University of Sheffield in 2016. Simisola worked across law firms in Manchester and more recently as a researcher at the University of Birmingham before joining DMU in December 2016. Simisola researches in the field of corporate governance (with particular interest in fraud regulation), corporate social responsibility (focusing on emerging and developed economies) and Information Technology law (with special interest in data protection and ethical responsibility).

Publications and outputs

Akintoye, S, Iyaniwura, K. (2017) The Impact of Corporate Governance Regulation in the Nigerian Banking Sector 11(4) International Journal of Social, Behavioural, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering 838-844

Akintoye, S. Adegbite, E. The Impact of Control Fraud on the Banking System: Evidence from a Developing country Proceedings of 12th Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference 27 - 28 February, 2017, Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Iyaniwura, W., Iyaniwura, S. (2014) The Nature of Shareholding in Nigeria: Evidence from the Banking Crisis 13(5) Global Journal of Management And Business Research 33-44

Iyaniwura, S. (2013) ‘A Critique of Corporate Fraud in the Nigerian Banking Sector’ 14 UniAbuja Law Students Association of Nigeria Jurist 45-64

Iyaniwura, S. (2011) ‘A Review of Corporate Governance in Developing Countries: The Case of Nigeria’ 9 The Jurist Consult 120-145

Iyaniwura, S. (2010) ‘Lis Alibi Pendens under the Brussels 1 Regulation’ 9 The Jurist Consult 117-134

Research interests/expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Data Protection
  • Information Technology Law

Areas of teaching

  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Electronic Commerce Law
  • Commercial Law


LLB (Nigeria); LLM (Dundee and France) PhD (Sheffield)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Society for Corporate Governance

Externally funded research grants information

Human Brain Project: Internal Ethics Consultant, Data Protection: EU funded Future Emerging Technology project focusing on Neuroscience, Computing and Brain-related Medicine through open, ethical research.

The Nature and Extent of Corporate Social Responsibility in UK and Malaysia: British Academy project exploring the relationship between CSR engagement of UK subsidiaries operating in Malaysia and local CSR initiatives of Malaysian companies.

Internally funded research project information

July 2017 – Research Investment Fund to investigate the readiness of research organisations (universities, non-teaching research bodies and research arms of companies) for the new General Data Protection Regulation.

July 2017 – Research Investment Fund to study prevalent practices of public financial aid management in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania and provide guidelines for alternative indigenous system of interventions.