Victor Ediagbonya

Assistant Lecturer
School of Law
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Victor Ediagbonya


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  • Banking and Financial Regulation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Bank Insolvencies, Criminal Law and Nigerian Law


Victor Ediagbonya is a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Law, University of Essex. He holds two LL.M degrees, one in International Economic Law, Justice and Development from Birkbeck College, University of London, and the other from BPP University College London where he specialized in Fraud and Financial Crime. He holds an LLB degree from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also a holder of a B.Sc.[ed] degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a Barrister [non-practicing] in England and Wales. He is also a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. During the course of his active practice, he has given advice and represented individuals, corporate clients, and NGOs. He has also engaged in the teaching of the following law subjects; Contract Law, Constitutional Law, Company Law, and Banking Law. Victor's research interest lies between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is presently teaching as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) in the Criminal Law module (LW104). He has published in several journals. SELECTED PUBLICATION Victor Ediagbonya, 'Incorporating CSR in Corporate Governance of Banking Institutions in a Challenging Institutional Context: A Case Study of Nigeria. In: D. Crowther and S. Seifi (eds.), Governance and Sustainability, Approaches to Global Sustainability, Markets, and Governance,' Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd 2020 Victor Ediagbonya, 'Revisiting corporate governance issues in Nigerian banking: A review of Skye Bank Nigeria Plc'. [2018] Financial Regulation International 21 (8) Victor Ediagbonya The Scope of Directors Duties under the Provision of Section 172 of Companies Act of United Kingdom [2017] Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Journal Victor Ediagbonya The Various Changes in the Remuneration Practices in Banks and Other Financial Institutions in the United Kingdom after the Global Financial Crisis Regulation of Financial Institutions eJournal Vol 19, Issue 27, April 07, 2017 Victor Ediagbonya The Powers of an Ad Hoc Arbitral Tribunal in Respect of Language(s) of Proceedings, Consolidation and Arbitrability Under the UNCITRAL Model Law Transnational Litigation/Arbitration, Private International Law, & Conflict of Laws eJournal Vol 4, Issue 19, April 07, 2017 Victor Ediagbonya The Role of Law in Preventing Future Global Financial Crisis Regulation of Financial Institutions eJournal Vol 19, Issue 27, April 07, 2017. Victor Ediagbonya Regulation of Oil Multinational Corporations in Nigeria: A Case Study of Shell Petroleum Development Company in the Niger Delta African Law eJournal Vol 3, Issue 15, February 05, 2016


  • LLM BPP University London (2016)

  • LLM Birkbeck, University of London (2011)

  • LLB (Hons) Birkbeck, University of London (2009)

  • Pg. Dip in Bar Practice BPP University London (2012)

  • BL (Nigeria) Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (2015)

  • Barrister (non practicing) England and Wales (2013)

  • Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators United Kingdom (2017)

  • B.Sc [ed] University of Benin Nigeria (2000)

Research and professional activities



The thesis examines corporate governance issues in the Developing and Emerging Markets (DEMs), with a view to proffering an alternative model to the Anglo Saxon Model. The thesis has five main objectives thus; (a) It would assess the relationship between poor corporate governance and the Anglo Saxon Model in the banking sector in DEMs. (b) It would assess the connection between the agency model used in the UK and the USA on the financial stability of banks in developed economies.

Supervisor: Dr. Onyeka Osuji, , Dr. Anastasia Karatzia

Research interests

Banking and Financial Regulation, Company Law, Corporate Governance, Fraud and Financial Crime, Corporate Finance and Insolvency Law



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