Sijuade Thakib Animashaun

“I am a Nigerian-qualified legal practitioner with years of extensive legal practice (litigation and transactional) and research experience in sub-Saharan and global issues on international financial regulations and regulatory services, commercial, corporate and financial laws. Awarded the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship in 2017, I obtained my LL.M (International Commercial Law) with distinction from the University of Glasgow, UK with focus on cross-border sales, finance and investments law, ISDS and International Financial Regulations. My LL.M dissertation titled ‘Regulating Virtual Currency Systems’ where I examined the functioning of digital currencies as payment systems and their implications on global systemic stability was published by the University of Cambridge Law Review in 2019.

I also have considerable international research experience working as a research assistant alongside renowned experts in the field of corporate law with the University of Glasgow’s Corporate and Financial Law group on diverse areas of law including corporate governance and compliance. Recently, my research has focused significantly on the interplay between technology, finance, regulatory theories and compliance.

I am presently enrolled as a Ph.D. Candidate at HKU, conducting cutting-edge research on the harmonisation of regulatory approach to FinTech amidst the growing interdependencies among financial systems since the technological revolution.”

Field of Study: International Financial Regulations and Fintech

Thesis Title: Harmonising Regulatory Approaches to FinTech Regulations among Interdependent Financial Systems

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Douglas Arner and Giuliano Castellano

Publications: “Sijuade Animashaun, ‘Regulating Virtual Currency Payment Systems’ (2019) 4(2) Camb Law Rev 29.
Sijuade Animashaun, ‘Impact of Ownership Patterns on Outer Space Regulations’ (2020) NALSAR University of Law Aerospace Journal (Forthcoming).”

Awards:
“HKU Postgraduate Scholarship (2021)
British Chevening Scholar (2017/2018)
Nigerian Law School Scholarship Award (2014)
Justice Teslim Elias Award for Best Graduating Student in Constitutional Law (2013)
Justice Teslim Elias Award for Best Graduating Student in Nigerian Legal System (2013)
Lagos State Government Local Scholarship (2010-2013)
Lagos State University Scholarship Award (2008-2013)”