Dr. Kehinde Folake Olaoye | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Dr. Kehinde Folake Olaoye (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Law

  • Office locationC.03.066


Kehinde Olaoye joined Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law as an assistant professor of commercial law in 2023. At Hamad Bin Khalifa University, she teaches commercial law and business association law. Before joining HBKU, she was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Kehinde obtained degrees in law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, King’s College London, and the University of Ibadan. She is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and has worked as an international arbitration and dispute resolution trainee in the Hong Kong office of an international law firm and as a commercial lawyer in Lagos, Nigeria.

Kehinde’s research has been published in leading international law journals including the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the World Trade Review, and the Journal of International Economic Law. She has served as the Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Law Review and currently serves as a Book Review Editor for the Journal of World Investment and Trade.


Research Interests

  • Transnational Commercial and Financial Law
  • International Economic Law (including regional integration and international organizations)
  • Private International Law and Public International Law
  • Corporate Responsibility (Environmental, Social, and Governance)


Assistant Professor

College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

2023 - Present
  • Post Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer

    School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

    2020 - 2023



The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

  • LLM (Transnational Law)

    King’s College London, United Kingdom

  • BL

    Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, Nigeria

  • LLB

    The University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Selected Publications