Chrispas Nyombi is a Senior Consultant on International Commercial Law in Triax Solicitors. He joined Triax Solicitors in May 2017.

Dr. Chrispas Nyombi is the Director of the Ph.D. programme in Law at Canterbury Christ Church University. Previously, he was the Portfolio Leader for all Postgraduate Law Programmes and course coordinator at the University of Bedfordshire. In addition to course management, he was a module leader, responsible for delivering a number of units on the LLM suite of courses including International Commercial Litigation, Investment Treaty Arbitration, International Commercial Arbitration and Advanced Legal Research Methods.

His teaching and research are supported by a number of external roles, working for supra-national organisations such as the World Health Organisation and governmental bodies such as the Uganda Law Reform Commission. He is part of a legal task force set up to create an international arbitration center for the Horn of Africa under the auspices of the Djibouti Chamber of Commerce and Intergovernmental Development Authority. This project has allowed him to rub shoulders with many of the world’s leading practitioners and academics in the field of International Economic Law from both the private and public sectors. This puts him in an ideal position to ensure that his research is taken on board and that it influences reform around the world.

He has also published extensively in a number of leading law journals such as the Journal of Business Law, the Arbitration Law Review, the European Competition Law Review and Hofstra’s Journal of International Business Law alongside journal editorships for the International Company and Commercial Law Review and the International Journal of Law and Management. His monograph on Takeover Law is scheduled for publication in late 2017 and his book “Principles of Company Law in Uganda” is the main reference point for Company Law in Uganda. He has supervised a number of Ph.D. students and acted as External and Internal Examiner for Ph.D. vivas.

He was the LLM Course Coordinator and Module leader for the following modules on the LLM International Business Law, and LLM International Commercial and Dispute Resolution Law courses in the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom on:

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods

Chrispas has an abiding interest in various aspects of International Commercial Law and has presented his work nationally and internationally. Externally, Chrispas provides expert advice to the Uganda Law Reform Commission on Corporate and Commercial law matters.

He is also part of the Task Force set up by the Djibouti Chamber of Commerce and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to design, create and develop an international arbitration centre in Djibouti. It hoped that the centre will foster relationships in the Horn of Africa and lead to greater cooperation and prosperity in the region.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Business Studies & Law (University of Bradford)
  • LLM Corporate Law (University College London)
  • Law Teachers Teaching Qualification (University College London)
  • Ph.D. in Law (University of Essex)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (University of Bedfordshire)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Current Research

Chrispas Nyombi’s research interests cut across a number of areas within International Commercial Law such as International Investment Law, International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Litigation.

His recent research has focused on international investment law and he recently organised a conference on International Economic Law hosted by the Centre for Research in Law (CRiL) within the Department of Law and Finance at the University of Bedfordshire.

Chrispas has published in a number of leading law journals and his recent book, in collaboration with Alexander Kibandama (Partner, EnsAfrica), has become a central reference point for Company Law in Uganda.

Ph.D. supervision

Chrispas currently supervises 4 PhD students and welcomes research proposals on International Investment Law, International Commercial Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration.