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Prince Amadi

Dr Prince Amadi


Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Prince Amadi is a Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, where he teaches Commercial Law and Contract Law at the undergraduate level. At the Postgraduate, Dr Amadi is the convener and module leader of the LLM Corporate Governance module. Prince is also a co-module leader of the Corporate Finance in our LPC portfolio. Dr Prince Amadi serves as personal tutor to many students where he provides pastoral support to students. As a teacher, he is passionate about students’ success and  encourages students to develop a passion for learning while also motivating them to be self-starters and independent learners equipped with the right tools to approach legal problems through critical lenses.

Career overview

Dr Prince Amadi joined NTU in September 2021. Before joining Nottingham Trent University, Prince has previously taught in Universities Nigeria and United Kingdom including Rivers State University, Nigeria and had been an associate lecturer at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies where he provided and led seminars in International Investment, Trade Law and Climate Change.

Research areas

Dr Amadi’s  research interest is in the area of International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Corporations and Human Rights, Energy Investment and Sustainability, Climate Change and Climate Justice.

External activity

Dr Prince Amadi combines industry and academic experience. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a principal partner (non-practicing) and head of commercial law practice of Legal Answers LLP, a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Lagos Nigeria. Dr Amadi had provided legal advisory services to many multinational corporations and administered the building and installation of Domestic Gas Projects between Nigerian Government and Shell Petroleum Development Corporation and other indigenous oil and gas companies worth 25 million Dollars. Dr Prince Amadi has served as legal officer and contract administrator of IGPES Group, a leading indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria.


Journal Articles

  • ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human Rights Accountability in Nigerian Petroleum Industry: From Voluntarism to Legal Positivism’ (2020) Vol. 17 No.6 US-China Law Review, 250 - 260
  • ‘International Investment and Human Rights Protection in Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry’ (2020) Rivers State Ministry of Justice Journal of Law and Practice, 153 – 172
  • ‘States and Multinationals in a Globalized World: Reshaping the Human Rights Argument in International Investment Agreements’ (2020) Vol. 7, No 2, Port Harcourt Journal of Business Law, 220 – 232
  • ‘Redefining the Obligatory Contours of Human Rights in Bilateral Investment Treaties: A New Frontier for Investment Protection and Human Rights’ (2019) King’s Student Law Review, p. 26-35
  • ‘Assessing the Global Response to Human Rights Protection of Persons with Mental Disability’ (2016) Vol. 8, No. 2, Journal of Jurisprudence and Contemporary Law, p. 149-164 (Co-authored with D B Uche – Amadi)
  • ‘Globalisation of Human Rights: Right to Privacy in Comparative Perspective’ (2016) Vol. 8, No. 1, Journal of Jurisprudence and Contemporary Law, p. 246-258 (Co-authored with Frank – Igwe Uzoma)
  • ‘Does the Trade-Related Aspect of Intellectual Property Rights Agreements Set a Balance Between Technology Transfer and Patent Protection? Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry in Perspective’ (2016) Vol. 1, No. 1 Port Harcourt Journal of Business Law, p. 211-224 (Co-authored with Orajaka Ikenna)
  • ‘Wainwright v United Kingdom: Filling the Gaps of Common Law Rights to Privacy Under the European Convention on Human Rights’ (2015) Vol 35, Journal of Law, Policy and Globalisation, P.186-195 (Co-authored with Dr C T Emejuru)
  • ‘Limited Liability and Corporate Irresponsibility: In Search of a Proper Balance’ (2014) Vol 4, No. 1, Journal of Private and Property Law, P.183-194 (Co-authored with Nwosu Emmanuel)
  • ‘Managing the Risk of Legal Liabilities in Syndicated Loan Agreements: The Position of the Arranger/Lead Lender’ (2014) Vol. 6, No. 1, Port Harcourt Law Journal P.260-269

Book Chapters

  • WTO Rules and Human Rights Agenda: Complementary Values or Conflicting Concerns?’ in Prof O V C Okene and Dr G.G Otuturu (Eds) The Law Is For Real: Legal Essays in Honour of Prof. Enefiok Essien, SAN (2019) Ch. 23, pp 470 – 481 (Co-authored with Dr H.N Nwadei)
  • ‘Global Human Rights Deployment and Efficacy of State Obligation’ in Prof O V C Okene (Ed) Excellence in Governance and Creativity: Legal Essays in Honour of His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS, POS Governor of Rivers State (2018) Ch. 8, pp 166 - 187
  • ‘Constitutional Modelling and Normative Hierarchy of International Law in Africa’ in Prof O V C Okene (Ed) Readings in Law and Policy (2016) Ch.29, pp 537-556

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