Professor Emilia Onyema

Key information

School of Law, Gender and Media Professor in International Commercial Law School of Law, Gender and Media LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law Convenor (T1 & T3) SOAS Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Centre Director
LLB (Nigeria) LLM, PhD (London)
Senate House
Email address
Telephone number
+44 (0)20 7898 4717
Support hours
Mondays, 12pm - 2pm

Research interests

Emilia's areas of research and consultancy are:

  • International arbitration (commercial and investment)
  • OHADA law
  • Commercial contracts
  • International sale of goods
  • International carriage of goods
  • Nigerian customary laws

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Nikola Siemonov Georgiev Transnational Law and Financial Governance: the impact and effectiveness of Public International Law on the enforcement of financial regulation.
Aruna Bundu-Conteh The Costs, Myths and Realities of International Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Extractives Sectors and West African States.
Emad Eddien Hussein A Critical Assessment of the Legal Framework of International Commercial Arbitration in the Onshore UAE (Towards Certainty and Modernity for an Arbitration- Friendly Jurisdiction)
Mark Wasunna An analysis of the Kenyan courts’ attitude towards the enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards from 1996 to 2024.


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