Professor Nelson Enonchong - Commercial Litigation
Professor Nelson Enonchong read law at the University of Yaounde and Jesus College, Cambridge, and is now the Barber Professor of Law at the University of Birmingham. He has a wide commercial practice including banking & finance, sale of goods and supply of services and all contractual matters. He also has expertise in conflict laws/private international law and provides advice in cases with an international element.
He has particular expertise in claims relating to
- Domestic and international commercial contracts, international commercial arbitration and state contracts
- Illegal transactions, including claims for the restitution of the proceeds of fraud or funds transferred under illegal transactions.
- Claims arising out of complex contracts procured by misrepresentation, duress, undue influence or unconscionable dealing.
- Supply of services claims.
- Domestic and international sale of goods and guarantee claims.
He has written books for Sweet & Maxwell and Lloyds of London Press and has been widely published across legal and scholarly journals including Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Restitution Law Review, and International and Comparative Law Quarterly.
Professor Enonchong has a working knowledge of French.
Recent Cases include:
-R (on the application of YZ) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 205 (Admin) (EU law - whether the Secretary of State was a "competent body" under the Dublin II Regulation (Regulation 343/2003))
-MM(Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and UNHCR (Intervener)  EWCA Civ 1457 (International law - EU law - International Co-operation - whether the United Kingdom was bound by either its United Nations or European Union obligations to accept the UNHCR's decision on "mandate refugee" status as binding)
-Chatel v. LBS (unfair contract term/breach of contract)
-Sona Breweries v. C (breach of trademark licence agreement/estoppel)
-KC Ltd v. G (interpretation of an indemnity in a £14 million share purchase agreement)
-L v. McDonald Hotels (damages for breach of a contract for the supply of goods and services)
-Corn v. M Hotels (breach of contract of employment)
-Revill v. T (application to re-open a Court of Appeal decision on the basis of new evidence: the original trial concerned a claim for breach of contract and a counterclaim for breach of contract and passing off)
-Yorke v Katra (permission to proceed with detailed assessment of cost 5 years out of time: the substantive dispute concerned a claim for damages for breach of contract)
-Essex v. Essex (recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment in England).
- Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Dealing 2nd Edition– 2012, Sweet & Maxwell
- The Independence Principle of Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantees (2011, Oxford University Press). For details please click here to view the publisher's website.
- Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Dealing – 2005, Sweet & Maxwell
- Illegal Transactions – 1998, Lloyd’s of London Press
- “Letters of Credit Payable Overseas and Third Party Debt Orders” (2015) Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 674
- Presumed Undue Influence: Continuing Misconceptions” (2005) Law Quarterly Review 29-33
- Restitution Following Illegal Fee-Sharing Agreement with a Solicitor” (2000) Restitution Law Review 241 –253
- “Contract Damages for Injury to Reputation” (1996) 59 Modern Law Review 592 – 602
- “Title Claims and Illegal Transactions” (1995) 111 Law Quarterly Review 135 - 157
- LLM, PhD (Cantab)
- Barber Professor of Law, University of Birmingham
- Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Society of Legal Scholars
- The Cameroon Bar Association
- Member of Editorial Board, Business Law International
- Co-editor, Journal of African Law
• Member of Editorial Board, African Journal of International and Comparative Law