GSDEC Members

The Global South Dialogue on Economic Crimes Network seeks to advance dialogue, research, and capacity on economic and financial crimes

Dr. Folashade Adeyemo

Executive Team Member


Dr. Folashade Adeyemo is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. She is also called to the Nigerian Bar. She currently teaches across commercial law subjects such as Banking and Company and Commercial Law.

Fola is a leading academic in banking regulation, whistleblower protection, and financial and economic crime. Her interest in these areas is predominantly from the global south perspective, focusing on countries such as Nigeria Kenya and South Africa. Her most recent journal article was published in the Journal of Business Law (2020), where she considers whether whistleblowers are adequately protected under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1998. Fola’s recent book, titled Banking Regulation in Africa: The Case of Nigeria and Other Emerging Economies was published by Routledge in 2021. The books’ core jurisdiction focus is Nigeria; however, it also provides a holistic overview of the South African and Kenyan banking regulatory environments. She has led discussions in this area, which have been covered by BusinessDay.Ng, and ThisDay.

She is also the Co-Editor of the Bank Insolvency in Developing Economies, edited collection, which was published in 2022. This collection has contributors from esteemed colleagues such as Dr. Anthony Idigbe SAN, (Punuka Solicitors, Attorneys and Solicitors)) Dr. Joy Malala (Assistant Professor, University of Warwick) and Dr. Kayode Akintola (Assistant Professor, University of Sheffield).

Fola was invited to deliver a presentation at Kuwait International Law School, where she presented a section of her forthcoming book, titled Financial and Economic Crime in Africa: Regulatory Responses in Nigeria and Kenya. This eagerly awaited text examines, in detail, the under researched issue of unexplained wealth, and politically exposed persons. This book is due for publication in 2024.

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