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Dr. Tade Oyewunmi is a professor and consultant with expertise in energy law and policy, international business law, and environmental law. He has led research projects examining the legal and policy issues impacting natural gas and electricity markets, and clean energy technologies such as hydrogen, offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, etc. He was an Assistant Professor of Law and taught property law, oil and gas law, energy and mining, and international business transactions at the University of North Dakota School of Law, US, He was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he taught International Energy Transactions, Sustainable Business Law, and Air Pollution.


Dr. Oyewunmi was an Assistant Professor and Senior Energy Research Fellow at Vermont Law School. As a Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center (2015), and Tulane Center for Energy Law (2018-19) his research projects focused on natural gas supply regulation, energy security, and decarbonization issues. 


Before joining the academia, he practiced as an attorney advising on international energy transactions, international commercial transactions and investment law, project finance, and dispute resolution matters. Dr. Oyewunmi is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Institute for Energy Law at the Center for American and International Law; and the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation). 

Certifications and Licenses

Berkeley Law Executive Education, July 2021 

Educational Qualifications:

Doctor of Laws (LLD) (International Energy Law & Policy)

  • University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, Finland, 2017.

Master of Laws (LL.M) (oil and gas)

  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2011

Qualified as an Attorney (Barrister and Solicitor) in Nigeria,

  • Nigerian Law School, 2005

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2004

Teaching | Research | Consulting Specialties

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Energy & International Ventures


  • International Business Transactions

  • Drafting and negotiation in cross-border investment contracts

  • Ethical, sustainability, and legal issues in international business

  • Investment protection in emerging markets


Practicalities of Energy Law and Policy 

  • Understanding energy systems and technologies

  • Developing energy resources - electricity, natural gas, wind, solar, hydrogen, etc.​

  • Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

  • Economic regulation in gas and electricity markets 

Oil and Gas Development & the Environment

  • Oil and gas licensing and contracts

  • Oil and gas production and environmental, health, and safety regulation

  • Oil and gas  pipelines and market development

  • Oil and gas ventures & ESG

Scholarship and Research Interests:

  • Law and policy framework for energy and natural resources development

  • Energy market reforms and restructuring

  • Corporate Governance 

  • International Investment Protection

  • Economic approaches to law and regulation

  • Universal energy access and economic development

  • Energy security, reliability, equity, and regulatory issues in energy decarbonization

  • Applied and Interdisciplinary Research

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