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Position: Senior Lecturer - Law School
Qualifications: DipLaw, LLM, PhD, FHEA

George is a Senior Lecturer in Law, having joined the University in 1995 as a Lecturer.

Education and Training
George undertook both undergraduate and postgraduate law degree studies in his native Cameroon  before proceeding to the then Centre for Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy at the University of Dundee in Scotland, from where he graduate with the LLM and PhD in International Economic Law, specializing in Petroleum and Mining Law. He continues to undertake in this area and some aspects of his postgraduate teaching is informed by his research.

George is currently PGR Leader for the School of Law and supervises a number of doctoral research students.

Professional Affiliations
George is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the IEC Group of Institutions in New Delhi, India. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board member of the RIVCAS Law Journal which is published in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.


2016 to date: PGR Leader, School of Law

1999 to date: - Senior Lecturer in Law
The Law School
University of Huddersfield

1995-1999: - Lecturer in Law
University of Huddersfield

1992-95: - Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy,
University of Dundee, Scotland

1988-1991: - Research Assistant, University of Dundee, Scotland.

Research and Scholarship

George’s is a member of the Law research Group. His current research interests focus on an assessment of the effectiveness of international investment regime, including an appraisal of international law principles and norms which govern foreign investment protection in the petroleum and natural resources sector. The scope of the research extends to a critical examination of the impact of the conflict of jurisdiction and conflict of laws on the settlement of international investment and international commercial disputes. His research and scholarly activities also impinge on the regulatory framework for world trade (WTO, etc), environmental protection and corporate governance issues. George is also interested in research on European Union law, in particular on the distribution of competences between the EU and the various member states.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ndi, G (2017) ‘Act 919 of 2016 and its contribution to governance of the upstream petroleum industry in Ghana.Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law , pp. 1-27. ISSN 0264-6811

Ndi, G (2017) ‘'Jus in bello' - The IHL Principle of Distinction in the Context of Asymmetric and Hybrid Armed Conflicts.’. In: 6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy, 5-6 June, 2017, Singapore , pp. 178-188

Ndi, G (2017) ‘Book Review of: Arbitration of International Mining Disputes: Law and Practice, by Henry G. Burnett and Louis-Alexis Bret, Oxford University Press (2017), 379pp, ISBN: 978-0-19-875764-1Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law , 35 (3). ISSN 0264-6811

Ndi, G (2017) Compensation and Damages for Nationalization: A Critical Appraisal of Classical International Law Theories and Contemporary Legal Problems Mansourah, Egypt: Revue Des Recherches Juridiques et Economiques, Mansourah University Press


Ndi, G (2016) ‘Philippines v China: Assessing the Implications of the South China Sea ArbitrationAustralian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs , 8 (4), pp. 1-17. ISSN 2333-6498

Ndi, G. and Amadi, P. (2016) ‘The Use of Urban and Regional Planning Act LFN 2004 and Relevant Cases in Evaluating City Zoning and Development in NigeriaJournal of Law, Policy and Globalization , 48, pp. 18-23. ISSN 2224-3240


Ndi, G. and Alawneh, T. (2015) ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Ethos, Role and Function of Implied Obligations in Shipping Law and General Law of ContractEuropean Journal of Current Legal Issues , 21 (2), pp. 23-37. ISSN 2059-0881

Ndi, G (2015) ‘The International Law Foundations of the International Investment Regime: A Critical Review and AssessmentJournal of Law & Sciencitifc Research , 27 (1), pp. 3-51.

Ndi, G (2015) ‘Legal Challenges of Combating Terrorism: International Humanitarian Law Implications of ‘Signature Strikes’ by Drones.’. In: Legal and Financial Aspects of Combating Terrorism, 13-15 April 2015, Kuwait , pp. 1-26


Ndi, G., Emhemed, M. and Yaklef, Y. (2014) ‘An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Financial Liberalization on the Economic Growth of Libya: A Case Study’. In: Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development Conference, 11th - 14th August 2014, Dubai, UAE , pp. 46-59

Ndi, G. and Emhemed, M. (2014) ‘Does Libya need the WTO? A Critical Analysis of the Potential Economic Impacts of Financial Liberalization in the Event of Libya’s Accession to the World Trade Organization’. In: 5th Euro-African Conference in Finance and Economics, 24th - 26th April 2014, Agadir, Morocco , pp. 22-35

Ndi, G (2014) ‘The Legal Status of Petroleum Development Agreements in International Law and the Problem of Characterization: A Proposed Way ForwardKuwait International Law School Journal , 2 (5), pp. 23-95. ISSN 2410-2237


Ndi, G (2013) ‘Is Deviation a Fundamental Breach of the Contract of Carriage by Sea? A Critical Analysis of Current Law’. In: International Conference on Law & Justice, 24th - 25th June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka , pp. 330-347

Ndi, G (2013) ‘The Legal Challenges which should be Considered by GCC Countries, when Joining International Conventions and Treaties on Intellectual Property’. In: GCC Conference on Intellectual Property, 29th - 31st March 2013, Kuwait , pp. 16-27


Ndi, G (2011) ‘Book Review: The Politics of International Economic Law, Broude T, Busch M and Porges A. Cambridge University Press (2011)European Law Books .

Ndi, G (2011) ‘International Property Rights Versus the Sovereign Rights of States: A Critical Inquiry into the Continuing Tension in the International Investment RegimeBepress, Berkeley, USA , pp. 1-60.


Ndi, G (1996) ‘Book Review: Mediating Environmental Conflicts - Theory and Practice, by J Walton Blackburn and Willa Marie Bruce, Quorom Books, Westport, 1995Natural Resources Forum , 20 (2), pp. 167-168. ISSN 0165-0203

Waelde, T. and Ndi, G. (1996) ‘Stabilizing International Investment Commitments: International Law Versus Contract InterpretationTexas International Law Journal , 31 (2), pp. 215-267. ISSN 0163-7479


Walde, T. and Ndi, G. (1995) ‘Fiscal Regime Stability and Issues of State Sovereignty’. In: Taxation of Mineral Enterprises. London: Graham & Trotman. pp. 63-90.


Waldi, T. and Ndi, G. (1994) International Oil and Gas Investment: Moving Eastward? . International Energy & Resources Law & Policy Series. London: Graham & Trotman. ISBN 978-1-85333-963-9

Walde, T. and Ndi, G. (1994) ‘International Petroleum Investment and Policies: Green, Privatising and Moving Eastward?’. In: International Petroleum Investment and Policies: Green, Privatising and Moving Eastward?. London: Graham & Trotman. pp. 1-28. ISBN 978-1-85333-963-9

Ndi, G. and Moller, L. (1994) ‘Restructuring or Privatisation? State Petroleum Enterprises and the Global Economic Adjustment Process’. In: International Oil and Gas Investment: Moving Eastward?. London: Graham & Trotman. pp. 71-86. ISBN 978-1-85333-963-9


Ndi, G (1993) ‘Book Review: International Environmental Law by Kiss L. and Shelton D.Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law , 11 (2), pp. 142-144. ISSN 0264-6811

Ndi, G (1993) ‘Cooperation Towards Sustainable Development in African ACPsEnvironmental Policy and Law , 21 (1), pp. 18-33. ISSN 0378-777X


Ndi, G (1992) ‘The Contractual and Legal Framework for Petroleum Exploration and Production in CameroonJournal of Energy & Natural Resources Law , 10 (3), pp. 267-278. ISSN 0264-6811

Ndi, G (1992) Mineral Investment Conditions in Lao PDR . Minerla Investment Conditions Series. London: Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. ISBN 9780906343531


  • Visiting Professor of Law, Yobe State University, Nigeria (start date: June 2013)
  • Board Member, International Academic Advisory Board, IEC Group of Institutions, New Delhi, India (start date: October 2012)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, RIVCAS Law Journal, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (start date: January 2012)
  • External examiner for PhD Theses .
  • External panel member for various course approval and validation events at Birmingham City University and Anglia Rusking University (2012 - 2013).
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
  • Listed in four editions of Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014).

Research Degree Supervision

George is supervisor for a number of doctoral research projects in the areas of International Law, the Conflict of Laws and International Trade Law. Examples of doctoral research topics under his supervision include:

  • A Critical Analysis of Implied Terms in Shipping Contracts (International Carriage of Goods by Sea);
  • Conflicts of Laws and Jurisdiction in Relation to Cyberspace Transactions;
  • The Legal Framework for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements;
  • Responses to Terrorism in International Law: A Critique of Current Policy and Practice;
  • A Critical Assessment of the Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Religious Freedom;
  • The International Legal Framework for Nuclear Disarmament: A Critical Appraisal; and
  • An Analysis of the Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of Libya’s Accession to Membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr George Ndi



Enterprise Activities

September 2011 and September 2012: Special Executive Masters Programme (SEMP), Lagos, Nigeria – this enterprise project involved the delivery of a 5 day course on International Business Law to Nigerian lawyers and legal practitioners in collaboration with the Nigerian company Blueslip Ltd. The 5 day event served as a bridging course for enrolment by delegates on to the Master of Law (LLM) course at University of Huddersfield Law School. Key training areas included the Conflict of Laws in International Business and A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Governance Regimes and Cultures (US, UK, Germany, France and Nigeria).

April 2013: International Legal Framework for Combating Corruption, Abuja, Nigeria – this enterprise project involved the delivery of a 5 day training course to 23 prosecutors from the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This training event also served as a bridging course to the Master of Laws (LLM) course at the University of Huddersfield. Key training areas included Jurisdictional Aspects of the International Legal Framework for Combating Corruption and the International Legal Regime and Process for the Recovery of (Stolen) Assets.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Course Director, LLM in Legal Practice
  • Liaison Tutor, BA (Hons) Law & Business course
  • Member, Business School Equal Opportunities & Diversity Committee
  • Alternate Member, Business School Accreditation and Validation Panel
  • Alternate Member, Business School Teaching & Learning Committee

Teaching Responsibilities:


  • Module Leader - Law of the European Union (including collaborative and distance/ virtual learning provision).
  • Module Leader - Law of International Trade (including collaborative and distance/ virtual learning provision).
  • Tutor - Law of Contract.


  • Subject Leader - Law of the European Union (including collaborative and distance/virtual learning provision).
  • Subject Leader - Private International Law
  • Subject Leader - Public International Law
  • Subject Leader – Law & Practice of International Trade

Subject Leader – Legal Research Methods (the Subject Influence).