Damilola S. Olawuyi is an Associate Professor of Law at HBKU College of Law. He is also Chancellor’s Fellow and Director of 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. He has served as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, New York, China University of Political Science and Law and senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. In 2019, he was a Herbert Smith Freehills visiting professor at Cambridge University. 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 40 countries.
Professor Olawuyi has published close to a hundred articles, book chapters and books on petroleum law, energy and international environmental law. His most recent book publications include The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018).
Professor Olawuyi serves on the executive committees and boards of several organizations. He is Vice Chair of the International Law Association; co-chair of the Africa Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (2016-2019); and member of the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy.
Professor Olawuyi holds a doctorate (DPhil) in energy and environmental law from the University of Oxford; a master of laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University; and another LL.M. from the University of Calgary. He has been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and Nigeria.
Professor Olawuyi is a regular media commentator on all aspects of natural resources, energy and environmental law.
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom2016 - Present
Afe Babalola University, Nigeria2016
College of Law, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria2012-2016
Columbia Law School, New York2016-2016
China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China2015, 2016
Energy Practice Group, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Calgary, Alberta, Canada2012-2016
Energy and Environmental Law, University of Calgary, Canada2011-2012
Energy and Environmental Law, International Development Law Organization, Rome, Italy2011
University of Oxford, United Kingdom2013
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, United States2009
University of Calgary, Canada2008
Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria2006
Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria2005
JOURNAL OF ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (Taylor and Francis, London) 93-117.2019
Innovation in Energy Law and Technology: Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions (Oxford University Press, 2018) 354-370.2018
Sustainable Development, International Aviation, and Treaty Implementation (Cambridge University Press, 2018) 154-174.2018
Energy Justice: US and International Perspectives (Edward Elgar, 2018) 73-104.2018
Encyclopaedia of Human Rights and the Environment, Indivisibility, Dignity and Legality (Edward Elgar, 2018).2018
Complexity's Embrace: The International Law Implications of Brexit (McGill-Queens University Press, 2018) 225-240.2018
7 (1) GLOBAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW (BRILL) 115-133 (With Mohammed E. Tok and Cristina D’ Alessandro)2018
36:1 JOURNAL OF ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (Taylor and Francis, London) 61-84.2018
34:1 JOURNAL OF ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (Taylor and Francis, London) (2016) 27-44.2016
MCGILL INT. JOURNAL OF SUST. DEV. LAW AND POLICY (2015) 113-158.2015
SANTA CLARA J. OF INTL. LAW (2015) 133-149.2015
OPEC ENERGY REVIEW (Blackwell Wiley) (2015) 247-265.2015
LAW AND DEVELOPMENT. REV. (2014) 107–129.2014
AFRICAN J. OF INT. & COMP. LAW (Edinburgh University Press) (2009) 270-301.2009