University of Calgary

Evaristus Oshionebo

  • Professor

Biography

Evaristus Oshionebo joined the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law on July 1, 2013. Evar was awarded a Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2014, a rarity for professors in their first year at an institution. The award honours faculty members and instructors for their commitment to student success.

Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. In 2013, he won the University of Manitoba/University of Manitoba Faculty Association Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the Students' Teacher Recognition Award for outstanding teaching. Prior to his academic career, Evar practiced law in Nigeria specializing in corporate and commercial litigation. He was also Deputy Editor of a number of Law Reports including the Supreme Court of Nigeria Law Reports, the Nigerian Weekly Law Reports, and the Commercial Law Reports Quarterly.

Affiliations
Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law research group

Teaching

Law 402: Contracts
Law 509: Business Associations
Law 530: Mining Law

Research/Scholarly Activities

Evar's research focuses primarily on the law and policy governing extraction and mining of natural resources. His book, Regulating Transnational Corporations in Domestic and International Regimes: An African Case Study (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), examines the range of strategies for regulating transnational corporations in Africa's extractive industries. He has also written and published several articles on sustainable extraction of natural resources. In addition to his work on natural resources, Evar researches and publishes on corporate responsibility, corporate governance, regulation of transnational corporations, sustainable development, intellectual property law, and international investment law.

Graduate Students

Thesis-based LL.M.

    -Diego Almeida

 

Course-based LLM

  • Elissa Olori
  • Scott McLeod

Selected Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Regulating Transnational Corporations in Domestic and International Regimes: An African Case Study (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009) [405 pages].

Articles in Books & Journals

  • "Community Development Agreements as Tools for Local Participation in Natural Resource Projects in Africa", in Markus Krajewski, ed., Human Rights in the Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation, Resistance (Springer, forthcoming).
  • "Citizen Enforcement of Environmental Regulation in Africa's Extractive Industries" (2017) Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law (forthcoming).
  • "The Regulatory Significance of the Power Imbalance between Developing Countries and TNCs in the Extractive Sector" (2017) American Journal of Economics and Sociology (forthcoming)
  • "Mismanagement of Nigeria's Oil Revenues: Is the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority the Panacea?" (2017) 10 Journal of World Energy Law and Business 329-347. (view).
  • "Sovereign Wealth Funds in Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Ghana Petroleum Funds" (2017) Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, DOI: 10.1080/02646811.2017.1329120. (view)
  • "Managing Resource Revenues: Sovereign Wealth Funds in Developing Countries" (2015) 15 Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law 217-264.
  • "The Shareholder Proposals Mechanism under the Manitoba Corporations Act: A Proposal for Reform" (2013) 36(2) Manitoba Law Journal 1-40.
  • "The Protection of Famous and Well-Known Trade-marks in Canada: Have We Done Enough?" (2013) 13 Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law 27-76.
  • "The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises as Mechanisms for Sustainable Development of Natural Resources: Real Solutions or Window Dressing?" (2013) 17(2) Lewis & Clark Law Review 545-590.

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Professional Service

Co-Editor, Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law

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