Bukola Faturoti
Title: Dr
First Name: Bukola
Surname: Faturoti
Position: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263558
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Duties and Responsibilities

Bukola Faturoti joined the Law School as a lecturer-in-law in 2008. He is a senior lecturer and the Course Leader for the Online MBA and MBA Oil and Gas Management Programmes. Until January 2013, he was the Course Leader for the LLM/MSc Construction Law and Arbitration.

Academic Background

Bukola holds a PhD from the University of Leeds where his research undertook a comparative study of interplay between copyright holders’ rights and internet intermediaries’ secondary liability for copyright infringement in Nigeria, United Kingdom and United States. Previously, he studied for LLM in International Information Technology Law at the university. He is the first student to graduate with a first class result grade from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria before going to the London School of Economics where he studied for an LLM in Public International Law. Bukola was also at the Central European University Prior to his legal career, he completed a BA (Hons) in English Language from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University). He has worked in both Nigeria and London as a barrister and solicitor.

Bukola has interests in mediation, negotiation and arbitration. Bukola had taught Telecommunications and e-Media Law and Comparative Company Law.  Presently his teaching responsibilities include International Commercial Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Laws, International Trade Law, International Business Law and Advanced Business Law.  

Research Interests

ADR, International Commercial Disputes and Investment Arbitration, Cyberlaw, Digital Copyright, Human Rights, ICT and Digital Divide

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK
  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), US
  • Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)-  Academic Member
  • African Academic Network on Internet Policy – Research Fellow


Refereed Articles

Bukola Faturoti, Godswill Agbaitoro and Obinna Onya “Environmental Protection in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry and Jonah Gbemre v Shell PDC Nigeria Limited: Let the Plunder continue? African Journal of International and Comparative Law 27.2 (2019): 225–245

Bukola Faturoti, Olasupo Owoeye, Gbenga Olatunji “Patents and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: How TPP-style intellectual property standards may exacerbate the access to medicines problem in the East African Community” International Trade Journal (2017) pp 1- 22

Faturoti, Bukola “Re-importing the concept of ‘authorisation’ of copyright infringement to Nigeria from the UK and Australia”, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, (2017) 31:1, 4-25.

Faturoti, Bukola “Women’s Rights in Africa: An Examination of African Human Rights Systems in the Context of CEDAW and the Universalism Versus Cultural Relativism Debate” Journal of Comparative Law in Africa Vol. 3, No. 1, 2016 pp 149 – 176

Faturoti, Bukola “Business Identity Theft under the UDRP and the ACPA: Is bad faith always bad for business advertising?” Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology Vo10, No.1 (2015) pp 1- 12" 

Faturoti Bukola “A Tale of Two Rights: Mediating between P2P Owners and Digital Copyright Holders” published in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona 3-4 July, 2014. Barcelona: UOC-Huygens Editorial.

Faturoti Bukola “Institutionalised ADR and access to justice: The changing faces of the Nigerian judicial system” / Règlement alternatif des différends (ADR) institutionnalisé et accès à la justice: Les changements du système judiciaire nigérian  
Journal of Comparative Law in Africa, Vol 1, No 1, 2014

Faturoti Bukola ‘Complementarity or Disparity?: UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 and English Arbitration Act 1996 Revisited’ Unib Law Journal Vol.2 No1 (May, 2012)

Conference Presentations

Bukola Faturoti “Copyright Balance in Renckhoff: What happened to the Scale?” Annual SLS Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston September 2019

Bukola Faturoti “Between Svensson and Renckhoff: EU Communication to the Public Right in Disarray? International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) 38th Annual Conference, August 2019, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Faturoti, Bukola “From Compact Disc to Live Streaming: The Nigerian Copyright Act and the Battle Against Piracy” Athens Institute of Education and Research 15th Annual International Conference on Law, Athens, Greece July 2018

Faturoti, Bukola “Court Docket and Dispute Resolution: The Place of Mediation” Edo State Ministry of Justice, Benin City, Nigeria October 2017

Faturoti, Bukola “Beyond Terrestrial Piracy: The Nigerian Copyright Act on Information Superhighway” British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) Conference, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal April 2017

Bukola Faturoti, Olasupo Owoeye, Gbenga Olatunji,  'Patents and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Do the Existing Flexibilities offer much to LDCS in the East African Community'. A paper presented at the 5th African Society of International Law Conference in Accra, Ghana on 28 October 2016

Faturoti Bukola “All Hail Compulsory Mediation!: Recent developments on the use of mediation in the UK “  A paper presented at the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria on  11 October 2016

Faturoti, Bukola “Mapping the scope of secondary copyright infringement in Nigeria: Much ado about 'cause to do'?” British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) Conference, Hatfield, April 2016

Faturoti Bukola “CEDAW and the African Human Rights System on Women’s Rights: A Comparative Analysis” presented at the Annual SLS Conference, University of Edinburgh, September 2013

Faturoti, Bukola Accessing ADR through the Courts in Nigeria presented at the Annual SLS Conference, University of Bristol, September 2012 

Faturoti, Bukola Towards a Sustainable Judicial System: ADR in Nigeria Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presented at the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Aberdeen December 2011 

PhD Interests

Bukola welcomes PhD applications on copyright law, cyberlaw, arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.