Senior Visiting Research Fellow
Dr Damilola S. Olawuyi is a senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and Associate Professor of petroleum, energy and environmental law at the HBKU School of Law and Public Policy, Doha, Qatar.
A prolific and highly regarded scholar, Dr Olawuyi has practiced and taught law in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His publications include three books and more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, book review and reports on petroleum law, energyn finance, extractive resource governance, sustainable development law and policy and climate change law. His most recent publication is The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Dr Olawuyi was formerly an international energy lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Calgary, where he served on the firm’s global committee on energy investments in Africa. He has delivered lectures on energy and environmental law in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Dr Olawuyi serves on the executive committees and boards of the American Society of International Law (co-chair, African Interest Group), the International Law Association (London) and the Environmental Law Centre (Alberta). He is vice president of the International Law Association (Nigerian branch), Chancellor’s Fellow at the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, associate fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (Montreal), and, most recently, the David Sive Scholar at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School (New York).
Dr Olawuyi holds a doctorate (DPhil) in energy and environmental law from the University of Oxford, a master of laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University, another LL.M. from the University of Calgary, and a diploma in international environmental law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Switzerland). He earned his LL.B. from Igbinedion University, Nigeria, graduating with first-class honours, and his B.L. from the Nigerian Law School, also graduating with first-class honours.
Dr Olawuyi has been admitted as barrister and solicitor in the following jurisdictions: Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Areas of expertise
- International Petroleum Transactions
- Energy Law and Policy
- International Environmental Law
- Africa and the Middle East
- Renewable Energy Law and Policy
- Climate Change Law and Policy
- Business and Human Rights
- International Commercial Arbitration
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