Iyare Otabor-Olubor

Lecturer, Anglia Law School

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Anglia Law School

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Law

Courses taught: Law

Iyare's areas of expertise include transnational commercial law, secured transactions law, collateral registry systems and designs, and legal reform for economic growth and stability.

Twitter: iyare @Super_Priority

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Upon completion of his law degree, Iyare qualified as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Following a brief stint in private legal practice, he proceeded to completing a postgraduate Master’s programme in Commercial Law at University of Sheffield. He thereafter continued his legal training at Nottingham Law School where he is currently completing his doctorate. Iyare’s PhD thesis deals with secured transactions law reform and access to finance for small and medium-scale enterprises in developing economies with a focus on Nigeria. It draws comparison between multilateral secured transactions soft-law regulations, and statutory enactments - Personal Property Security Laws.

Prior to joining Anglia Law School, Iyare taught the Law of Contract, Legal Method, and Business Structures at Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University). He is the Module Leader for the Undergraduate Major Project in Law (Dissertation) at Anglia Law School.

Research interests

  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Secured Transactions Law Reform
  • Access to Finance and Sustainable Economic Development in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Creditors’ Rights


  • Comparative Company Law


  • LLM Commercial Law, The University of Sheffield
  • BL Qualifying Legal Practice Course
  • LLB (Hons) Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Nigeria

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association

Selected recent publications

Otabor-Olubor, I., 2016. Reforming the law of secured transactions – bridging the gap between the company charge and CBN Regulations security interestsJournal of Corporate Law Studies

Otabor-Olubor, I., 2016. Harmonising secured transactions law in an emerging economy: CBN Collateral Registry Regulations - University of Oxford Business Law Blog (working paper).

Otabor-Olubor, I., 2015. Stuck in a time warp: security interests in chattel mortgages and the Bills of Sale legislation in Nigeria’ 26 (11) International Company and Commercial Law Review 345.

Consultation responses

Otabor-Olubor, I. (February 2016) A consultation response to the England and Wales Law Commission Consultation Paper no 225 on reform of the Bills of Sale Acts 1878/1882.

Recent presentations and conferences

Otabor-Olubor, I. ‘Square peg in a round hole: reforming personal property security laws in emerging market economies’ 6th Annual International Conference on Comparative Private Law, Uniwersytet SWPS, Warsaw June 14 – 15, 2016.

Otabor-Olubor, I. ‘What next for the security bills of sale and company charge?’, Law, Rhetoric & Reality - University of Leicester, May 2015.

Otabor-Olubor, I. ‘Cultural ideologies and its effects on asset securities’, Capabilities, Collaborations and Confessions - Nottingham Law School, May 2014.

Otabor-Olubor, I. ‘Concept of Collateral Security in Nigeria’, Institute of Commercial and Comparative Law (ICCL) Workshop: Research in Law – Challenges and Opportunities, University of Durham. June 2013.

Media experience

Online Newsfeed, ‘Nottingham Delegate meets Modern Day Student ICONS’ 27 June 2016

Online Newsfeed, ‘Lessons on private law harmonisation at Warsaw conference’ 22 June 2016

The Newsletter of the Society of Legal Scholars, ‘The Reporter’, Spring 2016, Number fifty-two.