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Dr Chrispas Nyombi

Reader in International Commercial Law

School: School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923058

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Books & book chapters

  1. Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “The International Investment Agreements of the IGAD Member States” (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2019).

  2. Tom Mortimer & Chrispas Nyombi, “Rebalancing International Investment Agreements in Favour of Host States” (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2018) ISBN 9780854902613.

  3. Chrispas Nyombi “UK Takeover Law & The Board Neutrality Rule” (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2017) SBN: 9780854902293.

  4. Chrispas Nyombi & Alexander Kibandama, “Principles of Company Law in Uganda” (LawAfrica Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya, 2014) ISBN: 9966530134.

  5. Chrispas Nyombi, “Towards a New World Economic Order: Proposal for a Pan-African Investment Court?” in Emilia Onyema “Rethinking the Role of African National Courts in Arbitration” (Kluwer Law International, 2018) ISBN: 9789041190420.

Research and knowledge exchange

Selected Peer Reviewed publications

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Rebalancing International Investment Agreements in favour of host states:  Towards a World Investment Court” (2019) Journal of Business Law (accepted and forthcoming).

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “The turf war between the European Commission and Intra-EU BITs: Is an end in sight?” (2018) International Arbitration Law Review, Vol 21(3), pp. 66-79.

Chrispas Nyombi & Dickson Oruaze Moses, "A case for a Regional Investment Court for Africa" (2018) North Carolina Journal of International Law, Vol 43(1) pp. 67-96.

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Takeover regulation in the UK and Shareholder Primacy: What, why and how to reform?” (2018) International Trade Law & Regulation Vol 24(2) pp. 62-80.

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Rights and Obligations in the post investment treaty denunciation period” (2018) International Arbitration Law Review Vol 21(2) pp. 46-53

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Regulating multinational corporations: What are the limitations in existing international initiatives?” (2018) International Trade Law & Regulation Vol 24(1), pp.21-41

Chrispas Nyombi, Tom Mortimer & Narissa Ramsundar, “The Morocco-Nigeria BIT: Towards a new generation of intra-African BITs” (2018) International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol 29(2), pp.69-80

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Is a multilateral treaty on business and human rights justified?” (2017) International Trade Law & Regulation 23(4), pp.126-136.

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Protection of foreign investment in the post-1945 era and the impact of subsequent reforms” (2017) International Business Law Journal, I 2, pp.149-169.

Chrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer, “Tackling the legitimacy crisis in international investment law through progressive treaty-making practices” (2017) International Arbitration Law Review, Vol, 20(5), pp.162-174.

Chrispas Nyombi & Moses Oruaze Dickson, "Replacing lis pendens with forum non conveniens: A viable solution to tactical litigation in the EU?” (2017) European Competition Law Review, Vol 38(11), pp. 491-500.

Teaching and subject expertise

Chrispas Nyombi & Konstantinos Saliafis, "Rationalising the Defences to Enforcement under the New York Convention" (2017) Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, Vol 17(1) pp. 110-129.

Chrispas Nyombi & Moses Oruaze Dickson (2017) "Tactical litigation in the post-Recast Brussels Regulation era” European Competition Law Review, Vol 38(10), pp. 457-469.

Chrispas Nyombi, Andreas Yiannaros & Ben Stanford, “TTIP negotiations in the shadow of human rights and democratic values” (2016) International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol 27(9), pp.16-322.

Chrispas Nyombi et al., “International Business and Human Rights: It is time for hard law?” (2016) International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol 27(10), pp. 343-350.

Chrispas Nyombi & Zaherah Saghir, “Delocalisation in International Commercial Arbitration: A theory in need of practical application” (2016) International Company and Commercial Law Review Vol 27(8), pp. 269-276.

Chrispas Nyombi “EU Reform of International Investment Law in the Shadow of Brexit” (2016) International Company and Commercial Law Review Vol 27(12), pp. 395-403.

Chrispas Nyombi, Andreas Yiannaros & Rhidian Lewis, “Corporate personality, human rights and multinational corporations” (2016) International Company and Commercial Law ReviewVol 27(7), pp. 234-251.

Chrispas Nyombi & Maxwell Obesi, “Enforcement of anti-suit injunctions” (2015) European Competition Law Review, Vol 36(12), pp. 513-525.

Chrispas Nyombi “The remnants of the Calvo Doctrine” (2016) International Company and Commercial Law ReviewVol 27(2), pp. 48-56.

Chrispas Nyombi, "A critique of shareholder primacy under UK takeover law and the continued imposition of the Board Neutrality Rule" (2015) International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 57(4), pp.235-264.

Chrispas Nyombi, Tom Mortimer & Rhidian Lewis, "Shareholder Primacy and Stakeholders' Interests in the Aftermath of a Takeover: A Review of Empirical Evidence" (2015) International Business Law Journal 2, pp. 161-186.

Chrispas Nyombi, "The development of corporate rescue laws in Uganda and the UK" (2015) International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 57(2) 174-201.

External activities

Chrispas Nyombi “Protection of foreign investment pre-1945 and the impact of subsequent reforms” (2015) International Business Law Journal, 5, pp. 419-431.

Chrispas Nyombi & Maxwell Obesi “Recognition of anti-suit injunctions in Civil and Common Law jurisdictions” (2015) European Competition Law Review, Vol 36(11) pp. 473-483.

Chrispas Nyombi, (2015) "A response to the challenges posed by the binary divide between employee and self-employed" International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 57(1), pp.3-16.

Chrispas Nyombi, “Investor-state compensation in the shadow of the Hull Formula” (2015) International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol 26(12) 377-386.

Chrispas Nyombi, "The gradual erosion of the ultra vires doctrine in English company law" (2014) International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 56(5), pp.347-362.

Chrispas Nyombi, Alexander Kibandama & David Justin Bakibinga, “The Motivations Behind the Uganda Insolvency Act 2011” (2014) Journal of Business Law, 8, pp.651-666.

Chrispas Nyombi and David Justin Bakibinga, “Corporate Personality: The Unjust Foundation of English Company Law” (2014) Kluwer Labour Law Journal Vol 65(2), pp. 94-103.

Chrispas Nyombi, (2014) "Lifting the veil of incorporation under common law and statute", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 56(1) pp.66-81.

Chrispas Nyombi & Ronald Kaddu, "Ethnic conflict in Uganda’s political History" ((2014) Social Policy Review 35(2) pp. 17- 64.

Chrispas Nyombi, "Corporate personality: the Achilles' heel of executive remuneration policy", (2014) International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 56(3), pp.184-196.

Chrispas Nyombi, Alexander Kibandama and Ronald Kaddu, “A Critique of the Uganda Mental Health Treatment Act, 1964” (2014) Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, Vol 3(1), pp.505-526.

Publications and research outputs

Chrispas Nyombi & Alexander Kibandama, “Access to Employment by Persons with Disabilities in Uganda” (2014) Kluwer Labour Law Journal, Vol 65(4) pp.248-258.C

hrispas Nyombi & Tom Mortimer and Rhidian Lewis, “Italian Torpedoes in the Shadow of the Recast Brussels Regulation 2012” (2014) European Competition Law Review, Vol 36(6), pp. 263-268.

Chrispas Nyombi, "Employees' rights during insolvency" (2013) International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 55(6), pp.417-428.

Chrispas Nyombi & Alexander Kibandama, “Access to Education by Persons with Disabilities in Uganda's Education System” (2013) East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights, Vol 19(1), pp. 74-94.

Chrispas Nyombi, “A Critical Review of the Uganda Mental Health Treatment Bill, 2011” (2012) East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, Vol 18(2), pp. 499- 513.

Chrispas Nyombi, “Unfairness and Confusion: Inherent Features of Floating Charge Security” (2012) The Law Teacher, Vol 46(2), pp.197-203.

Selected Presentations and Conference papers

  1. Chrispas Nyombi, “International Investment Lawyers: A new breed of ambulance chasers? (2018) International Law in Context Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University.
  2. Chrispas Nyombi, “The Role of Academics in the Development of Arbitration in Africa” (2018) SOAS Arbitration in Africa, Kigali, Rwanda.
  3. Chrispas Nyombi, “Investment Law reforms at regional and continental level” AILA, Lagos, Nigeria (October, 2017). INVITED SPEAKER
  4. Chrispas Nyombi, “Current State of Play in International Investment Law” (June 2017) Canterbury Christ Church University Summer Law Conference.
  5. Chrispas Nyombi, “A case for a regional investment court for Africa” (2017) Arbitration in Africa Conference (SOAS), Cairo, Egypt. INVITED SPEAKER
  6. Chrispas Nyombi, “An investment Court in TTIP: Panacea or Anathema” (2016) Centre for Research in Law, University of Bedfordshire.
  7. Chrispas Nyombi, “Drafting International Investment Agreements: Lessons for South Africa (2015) University of Pretoria, South Africa. INVITED SPEAKER
  8. Chrispas Nyombi, “The Companies Act 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly” (2014) Uganda Law Reform Commission. INVITED SPEAKER

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