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Maxwell Obesi

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Maxwell Obesi

Lancaster University

Bowland North

LA1 4YN

Lancaster

Research overview

In resolving the corporate rescue challenge in Nigeria, my research project explores global and regional business rescue practices - using regional legal solutions to solve complex national economic problems. My research interest involves corporate and commercial law, so that transplanting legal concepts and institutional practices can transform the coporate regulatory framework of Nigeria to a system of legal and economic acculturation. This requires the comparative approach to insolvency scholarship, and examines the extent to which the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 has solved the problem of business recovery for insolvent companies in Nigeria.

Research Interests

Company Law, Commercial Law, Insolvency law, cross-border civil litigation and Legal History

Career Details

Worked for 1 year as Litigation Secretary at the Law firm of Dafe Abobo & Co.

Started law practice with the Director of public prosecution as a Pupil state council at the Rivers state ministry of Justice

Worked as Associate Counsel at the Law firm of D.W. Wuku & Co. in Bayelsa state, Nigeria

Worked for 3 years as Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa state and Member of the student management committee

Worked as managing Partner of Delime & Obesi Law Partners, Bayelsa state, Nigeria

Worked for 1 year as Lecturer, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Current Research

PhD Research Topic: "Corporate Rescue Mechanisms in Nigeria: Towards a New Regulatory Framework"