Private International Law in Nigeria

Chukwuma Okoli, Richard Oppong

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This book examines the rules, principles, and doctrines in Nigerian law for resolving cases involving cross-border issues. It is the first book-length treatise devoted to the full spectrum of private international law issues in Nigeria. As a result of increased international business transactions, trade, and investment with Nigeria, such cross-border issues are more prevalent than ever. The book provides an overview of the relevant body of Nigerian law, with comparative perspectives from other legal systems. Drawing on over five hundred Nigerian cases, relevant statutes, and academic commentaries, this book examines jurisdiction in interstate and international disputes, choice of law, the enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards, domestic remedies affecting foreign proceedings, and international judicial assistance in the service of legal processes and taking of evidence. Academics, researchers, and students, as well as judges, arbitrators, practitioners, and legislators alike will find Private International Law in Nigeria an instructive and practical guide.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages528
ISBN (Print) 9781509911134
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020


  • Private International Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Nigeria
  • Choice of Law
  • Jurisdiction
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • International Civil Procedure


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