Dr. Abba Kolo joined the Centre in September 2006 as lecturer in Energy / Investment Law. Before joining the Centre, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, and a visiting Lecturer at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. Dr Kolo obtained a PhD degree in International Economic Law at the University of Dundee and LLM from the University of Warwick (with distinction).
Dr Kolo also consults governments and international organisations on international investment law issues, and occasionally participates in international arbitration. He was invited by UNCTAD to contribute to the World Investment Report 2007 with a study on the role of Transnational Corporations in the oil and gas industry of Equatorial Guinea.
His research interests include oil and gas law, natural resources management and taxation, environmental law, and international arbitration. His recent work has focused on political and regulatory risks in the natural resources industry and tax-related investment disputes.