Sanford U. Mba

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Sanford obtained his bachelor of laws from the University of Benin in 2011 where he graduated within the fifth percentile of his class. During the course of undergraduate studies, he received the University of Benin Scholar prize for the 2006/2007 session in the Faculty of Law. He is a trained advocate with dual qualifications: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. After his legal education, he worked in a business law firm in Nigeria's commercial capital (Lagos), where he was exposed to both complex business litigation and transactional law practice. In 2015, Sanford obtained the Masters degree in International Business Law at CEU and was accepted into the doctoral program. He was among the very few students offered a place in the highly competitive CEU doctoral program. His research area essentially covers Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Governance and Secured Transactions Laws. As a Doctoral Candidate, his research is focused on the legal aspects of financing distressed corporations in the context of Restructuring Law, comparing approaches from the US, UK (England and Wales) and Germany. The research amongst other things aims to propose a robust debtor financing component for restructuring in Nigeria and for her corporate insolvency framework.


LLB, Law, University of Benin.
BL, Nigerian Law School, Lagos.
LLM International Business Law, CEU.