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Adebola obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Lagos State University, Nigeria in 2004 and was called to the Nigerian bar the following year. Adebola also holds an LL.M (Corporate Governance) from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in law from Swansea University. Adebola's thesis titled ‘Promoting Sustainable Development Through Financed Projects: An Alternative Regulatory Tool’ examines the challenges with existing hard and soft regulatory instruments for lessening the adverse impacts of projects in developing countries. Adebola proposed a novel regulatory tool – the Contractor Led Standard (CLS) – that overcomes limitations, supplements the existing hard and soft regulatory instruments and promotes local contractor participation in the implementation of sustainable projects.

Adebola taught English Legal System and Legal Methods at the International College of Wales, Swansea from 2011 – 2016. Adebola also taught contract law, public law, and EU law at the Centre for Law and Business/University of London LLB International programme in Lagos, Nigeria.

Adebola worked as litigation counsel in a law firm in Lagos, Nigeria for two years and then he joined PAC Solicitors in 2008 before proceeding to Swansea University to commence his PhD programme. Upon completion of his PhD, Adebola rejoined PAC Solicitors and rose to the position of a Partner leading the Fintech and IT law unit of the firm. Adebola was also a key member of the firm’s Contracting and Transaction Structuring unit assisting clients in structuring transactions and documentation of major IT projects.

 

Research interests

Corporate law, IT law, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Development

Educational background

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

Barrister at Law (BL), Supreme Court of Nigeria

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, UK - Solicitor of the Senior Courts, England and Wales (490934 - Not Practising)

Master of Laws (LLM) Corporate Governance, University of Manchester, UK

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law, Swansea University, UK

Affiliations

Member, Nigerian Bar Association (SCN046572)

Member, Law Society England and Wales

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK

Member, Young International Arbitration Group –London Court of International Arbitration

Member, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Swansea University

30 Sep 20101 May 2015

Award Date: 29 Jan 2016

Investment Compliance, International Diploma in Investment Compliance, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

1 Jan 201530 Nov 2015

Award Date: 27 Nov 2015

Law, Solicitors Regulatory Authority - Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test

… → 28 Feb 2011

Award Date: 28 Feb 2011

Law, LLM, Univ Manchester

30 Sep 20071 Oct 2008

Award Date: 15 Dec 2008

Law, Barrister at Law, Council of Legal Education/Nigerian Law School

1 Aug 200431 Oct 2005

Award Date: 28 Oct 2005

Law, LLB, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos

1 Sep 199927 Aug 2004

Award Date: 27 Aug 2004

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