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Damilola S. Olawuyi

Associate Professor
College of Law & Public Policy
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Damilola S. Olawuyi is an Associate Professor of Law at HBKU Law School. He is also Chancellor’s Fellow and Director at the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. A prolific and highly regarded scholar, Professor 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 articles, book chapters and reports on petroleum law, energy and international environmental law. His most recent publication is The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He was formerly an international energy lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where he served on the firm’s global committee on energy investments in Africa. He has delivered lectures on energy law in over 20 countries. Professor Olawuyi serves on the executive committees and boards of the American Society of International Law, International Law Association and the Environmental Law Centre, Alberta. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, New York, and China University of Political Science and Law. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. Professor Olawuyi has been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and Nigeria.

Research Interest

International Petroleum Transactions; Energy Law and Policy; Climate Change Law and Policy; Environmental Dispute Resolution.

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