Hakeem Seriki

Hakeem Seriki


  • 0.54 Earlham Hall

  • 2.15 Earlham Hall

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I am an Associate Professor in Commercial Law and a qualified solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. After obtaining my PhD in international commercial arbitration, I moved into private practice, working with two prominent international commercial law firms in the City of London. I have acted on numerous commercial disputes (mostly with an international dimension) arising predominantly from the oil and gas, energy and telecoms sectors.

I have acted in a number of reported high profile cases and published widely in leading commercial and international arbitration journals. I am currently the Arbitration Editor for the Journal of Business Law.

My research focuses on international dispute resolution with particular emphasis on international arbitration and international commercial litigation.  I have particular research interest in Sub-Sharan Africa and the United Arab Emirates and I have supervised a number of PhD students to completion. I am currently supervising 3 PhD students on various topics relating to international arbitration.

In 2015, I published my book “Injunctive Relief and International Arbitration which has been described by a leading English commercial Court judge as “an important addition to the existing literature and will equally be welcomed by academics and practitioners in the arbitration community”.  In 2018, I was accredited by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department to deliver CLPD training courses in international arbitration.  

I am on the arbitration panel of various arbitral institutions, including ICC Paris, ICC Nigeria, Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA),  Mauritius Arbitration and Mediation Centre (MARC) and Delos Dispute Resolution (Delos).  I have experience of sitting as an arbitrator and I have been appointed by ICC in Paris.




Teaching Interests

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Law