Dr Chijioke Chika Chijioke-Oforji

School of Law

Dr Chijioke Chijioke-Oforji joined the Liverpool John Moores University in January 2019 from the University of Bedfordshire where he was an Associate Lecturer in Law. His professional experience includes a brief spell at the Financial Markets Law Committee where he worked as Legal 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 Doctorate in Law from the City Law School, City, University of London.

His research interests are in the areas of Financial Regulation, International Economic Law 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

Journal article

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2021. The Untapped Potential of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in the African E-Commerce Agenda International Trade Law and Regulation, 27 :142-154

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2021. Director Accountability for Breach of Competition Law: Practical Lessons from the CMA’s increased use of Disqualification powers ECLR: European Competition Law Review, 42 :24-29 Publisher Url Public Url

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2019. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark: Sparking a Race to the Top? International Company and Commercial Law Review, 31 :25-39 Public Url

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

Internet publication

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2020. Three cheers for coordinated enforcement actions. But are they only for Western countries? Author Url Publisher Url

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2019. Reflections on Making Markets Work for Africa and the Structure, Function and Challenges of Nigeria’s new Anti-Trust Regulator Author Url Publisher Url

Book review

Chijioke-Oforji C. 2019. Banking Law and Regulation Ben W. Law Teacher, DOI Author Url Publisher 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 9780854902613 Publisher Url Public Url

Conference presentation:

Mainstreaming Gender Rights through Free Trade Agreements: The Promises of Canada’s Progressive and Feminist International Trade Policy, The International Economic Law Collective Inaugural Conference, University of Warwick, Oral presentation. 2019

Sovereign Wealth Funds, Foreign Investment and the One Planet Framework: Towards a Transnational Regulatory Regime for Socially Responsible Investment?, Socially Responsible Foreign Investment Under International Law, Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Oral presentation. 2019

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

‘Santiago Principles: Robust Transnational Regulations for SWFs or Diversionary Tactic ?’, Canterbury Christ Church University Global Law Conference, Canterbury, Kent, Oral presentation. 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. 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. 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. 2016

External committees:

The Digital Trade Research Group, City University of London, External Member, https://www.city.ac.uk/about/schools/law/research/the-digital-trade-research-group#tab=tab-5. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Enhancing access to digital financial payment services for women and minority groups in rural areas of Nigeria, Grant value (£): £8920, Duration of research project: 1. 2019

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. 2019

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society of Legal Scholars, https://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/. 2019

Member, Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association, https://bhrscholarsassociation.org/. 2019

Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy. 2016

Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association. 2016

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Academic Practice - City University of London. 2016

External collaboration:

https://sites.tufts.edu/sovereignet/research-affiliates/chijioke-chijioke-oforji/, Tuft Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Research Affiliate. 2015

Other Professional Activity:

Contributor Investment Claims - Oxford University Press http://oxia.ouplaw.com/page/28#Chijioke.