Dr. Alexander Ezenagu
Research Fellow | Trade, Investments and Public Private Partnerships
Dr. Alexander Ezenagu is a Research Fellow (Trade, Investments and Public Private Partnerships) of the OGEES Institute. In this role, he concentrates his research on international commercial law, taxation, international project finance and public private partnerships.
Alexander holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Cambridge, and a doctorate (Ph.D) in international tax law from McGill University, Canada.
While in active legal practice, Alexander worked at the law offices of Banwo and Ighodalo, and Templars Barristers and Solicitors, Lagos, Nigeria, advising private and public sector clients on issues involving banking and finance, project finance, structured finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, tax compliance and tax planning.
His research focuses on national and international tax law and policy issues, with emphasis on the relationship between taxation and economic development and on the role of government and non-government institutions and actors in the creation of tax policy norms. He is currently engaged in a number of projects, and has some publication and presentations to his credit.
Alexander is a recipient of awards in recognition of his academic excellence, such as the: Graduate Dean’s Award in Law, McGill University ; Cambridge Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2013/2014; Scholar, Cambridge Trust Scholarship 2013/2014; Col. Yohana Madaki Prize for Best Student in Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, 2010; Gamaliel O. Onosode (OFR) Scholarship Scheme for Excellence, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.