Obiora Godwin Ezike



PhD Topic

Functionalism, Legal Transfers and the Financial Collateral Directive


Professor Andreas Rahmatian


Obiora holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria and obtained his LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (with Distinction) from the University of Glasgow. He was awarded the prize for the most outstanding student in the LLM programme.

Obiora is also a qualified Solicitor in Nigeria and started his legal practice in 2010 with Oluwakemi Balogun & Co, a corporate and insolvency law firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He advised clients on insolvency law and receivership matters.

Research Interests

My PhD examines the concept of Functionalism and Legal Transfers within the specific context of the Financial Collateral Directive and the domestic implementing regulations or laws.

I also have research interest in comparative private law, particularly laws and issues relating to ownership and creation of other proprietary rights in personal and incorporeal moveable property. 


  • Most Outstanding Student, LLM in Corporate and Financial Law, School of Law, University of Law (2013-2014)
  • College of Social Sciences Scholarship for PhD studies (2015-2018)


Blog Posts for the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law

Does Scotland’s land reform debate need the Scottish Law Commission’s input?

ParkingEye Ltd & Cavendish Square Holdings BV [2015] UKSC 67: Does the Penalty Clauses (Scotland) Bill 2010 need further re-evaluation?

Scots law into the twenty-first century: Reforming third party rights in contract

Additional Information


Graduate Assistant/ Rapporteur for Glasgow Forum for Scots Law
School of Law, University of Glasgow
October 2015 - September 2016

Professional Bodies

Member, Nigerian Bar Association

Twitter handle: @Obioraezike