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Maxwell Obesi

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Maxwell Obesi

Lancaster University

Bowland North



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 effectiveness of Anglo-American corporate rescue tools in the context of African insolvences. 

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

Corporate Rescue Reform in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis of the Law and Policy in the Context of African Rehabilitation Models