Biography

AFHEA, LLM(Aberdeen) BL(Nigeria), LLB(Ibadan)

Prior to joining Keele, Omasan was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Aberdeen, where he is also currently writing up his PhD thesis on Insolvency Law as an Elphinstone scholar. Before that he practiced for more than 6 years as a Senior Associate with a commercial law firm in Ibadan, Nigeria, during which time, he advised several corporate organisations and governmental entities on commercial law issues.

He obtained his LLB from the University of Ibadan in 2009, and his LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Aberdeen with Distinction in 2016. Omasan is qualified to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Research and scholarship

Omasan’s research interests lie around commercial law generally and insolvency law. He is particularly concerned with the interaction of policies in and with insolvency law, the ensuing conflicts that arise and how these could perhaps be efficiently reconciled. His PhD thesis is titled, ‘Conflicting Policies across Insolvency and other Areas of Law: Squaring the circle?’

Teaching

Omasan’s teaching interests lie in the commercial law field. He has taught in contract law, commercial organisations and insolvency, and equity and trusts. At Keele, he teaches legal essentials, company law and business law.