Mr. Osamede OSASU

Research Student

Working toward a PhD in Laws, expected 2021

THESIS TOPIC

Liberalization of the Nigerian Electricity Industry: The Difficult Transition from Monopoly to Market, co-supervised by Professors Anatole BOUTE and Sandra MARCO COLINO.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AIMS
I am interested in Oil & Gas Law, Electricity Law, Competition Law, International Trade and Finance and Tax Law. With my thesis, I hope to apply the principles of competition law and economic regulation to the Nigerian electricity industry so that the benefits of liberalization- lower prices, better quality, more choice, innovation and companies with better global outlook or reach-might be achieved.
WORKING PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Legitimate Expectations and Political Risk: Lessons from Investment Arbitration for Energy Investors (2013) 6 International Energy Law Review 250
  • Is the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Truly Independent? [2014] International Energy Law Review (2014) International Energy Law Review 120]

EDUCATION AND AWARDS
Education
  • Master of Laws in Oil & Gas, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Distinction), 2012
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria (Second Class Upper Division), 2007

    Awards

    • Merit Award as Chief Judge, Law Student’s Association, University of Benin, 2007
    • University of Benin’s Scholar’s Price for Best Academic Performance 400 Level, 2006
    • University of Benin Scholar’s Price for Best Academic Performance 100 Level, 2003