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Dr Chijioke Chika Chijioke-Oforji

Dr Chijioke Chika Chijioke-Oforji

Telephone: 0151 904 1490


Dr Chijioke Chijioke-Oforji joined the Liverpool John Moores University in January 2019, having previously been a Doctoral Researcher at City Law School, City University of London and an Associate Lecturer in Law at the University of Bedfordshire.

His professional experience also includes a brief spell at the Financial Markets Law Committee of the Bank of England where he worked as Legal and Projects Researcher. Chijioke is also a Research Affiliate with Sovereignet, a reputable network on State Capitalism and Global Capital flows at the Tuft Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales, Cardiff and a Master of Laws in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law from the University of London.

His research interests are in the areas of Financial Regulation, International Economic Law, Transnational Economic Governance and Corporate Governance.


2019, City, University London, United Kingdom, PHD
2014, University of London, United Kingdom, LLM
2013, University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom, LLB Hons

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Visiting Lecturer, School of Law, University of Hertfordshire, 2018 - 2018
Associate Lecturer, Department of Law and Finance, University of Bedfordshire, 2016 - 2019
Visiting Lecturer, City, University London, 2015 - 2018


Book review

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2019. Banking Law and Regulation Ben W. Law Teacher, >DOI >Link

Journal article

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2019. Regulating Corruption Through Free Trade Agreements: An Analysis of the NAFTA 2.0 Anti-corruption Provisions Transnational Dispute Management, >Link >Public Url

Chijioke-Oforji C, Vasani A. 2017. Global Foreign Exchange: Cracking the Code Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 32 :358-366 >Public Url


Chijioke-Oforji C. 2018. Sovereign Wealth Funds and State-Owned Enterprises as Claimants Under International Investment Agreements and ICSID. Mortimer T, Nyombi C. Rebalancing International Investment Agreements in Favour of Host States Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing. London 9780854902613

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

‘The new Nigerian Anti-trust Regulator: Design, prospects and challenges.’, Commercial Law Research Network Nigeria (CLRNN) Inaugural Conference, University of Reading, Oral presentation 13/09/2019

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark: Sparking a Race to the Top?, Global Business & Human Rights Scholars Association Annual Conference, University of Essex, Oral presentation 12/09/2019

‘Santiago Principles: Robust Transnational Regulations for SWFs or Diversionary Tactic ?’, Canterbury Christ Church University Global Law Conference, Canterbury, Kent, Oral presentation 20/06/2018

‘Locus Standi for State-owned Investors before Investment Tribunals in the wake of BUCG v Yemen: A triumph of form over substance?, Centre for Research in International Law (CRIL) Seminars, University of Bedfordshire, Oral presentation 25/10/2017

‘The Santiago Principles and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Sui Generis example of Transnational Standard setting and Global Economic Governance’, Canterbury Christ Church University International Law Conference, Canterbury, Kent, Oral presentation 21/07/2017

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds: A paradigmatic example of Transnational Governance Networks?', City University Annual PHD Conference, City University of London, Oral presentation 09/06/2016

External collaboration:, Tuft Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Research Affiliate

Membership of professional bodies:

Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association

Member, Society of Legal Scholars,

Other Professional Activity:

Contributor Investment Claims - Oxford University Press

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, The proposed UK Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regime: A new wall around Britain or the protection of legitimate security interests?, Grant value (£): £2000, Duration of research project: 1 year

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Academic Practice - City University of London