Dr Kayode Akintola

School of Law

Lecturer in Corporate Insolvency Law

Deputy Director of Education

Deputy Director of Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL)

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Dr Kayode Akintola
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I joined the School of Law, University of Sheffield in September 2022. Prior to this, I was a Lecturer in International Commercial Law at Lancaster University Law School. I am also a commercial barrister, called to the bar in Nigeria and England and Wales. My research, teaching, practice and consultancy interests lie in Corporate Law, particularly Corporate Finance and Corporate Insolvency Law. Since 2019, I have served as consultant to the UK Insolvency Service to examine, reform and propose insolvency legislation that affects creditors in UK corporate insolvency proceedings. My research for the government agency on the use of fee estimates by insolvency practitioners formed a vital part of the evidence base for the impact assessment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

I am currently conducting research into the normative framework of companies and how this fits the structuring, financing and insolvency/restructuring needs of companies operating in modern society.

  • PhD, University of Nottingham
  • LLM in Corporate Law, University College London
Research interests
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Corporate finance mechanisms
  • Debt finance and secured transactions regimes
  • Corporate control and corporate governance structures
  • International commercial arbitration


Journal articles

  • Akintola K (2021) THE EUROPEAN RESTRUCTURING DIRECTIVE. Insolvency Intelligence, 34, 78-80. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akintola K (2021) Pro-Commerce Outlooks: The Bane of English Corporate Insolvency Law. Insolvency Intelligence, 34(1). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akintola K & Milman D (2020) The rise, fall and potential for a rebirth of receivership in UK corporate law. Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 20(1), 99-119. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akintola K (2018) Liquidator’s Appointment in Voluntary Winding Up: Can we validly dispense with floating chargee notice?. International Company and Commercial Law Review, 29, 632-639. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akintola K (2018) The proposed preferential priority of prepaying consumers: a fair pack of insolvency recommendations?. Journal of Business Law, 2018(1), 1-14. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akintola K (2017) The prescribed part for unsecured creditors: a pithy review. Insolvency Intelligence, 30, 55-58. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akintola K (2015) What is left of the floating charge? an empirical outlook. Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, 30(7). RIS download Bibtex download


  • Akintola K & Ellina S (2019) The Use and Abuse of Corporate Insolvency Rescue Procedures: A Contextual Evaluation of the United Kingdom and Cyprus In Gant JLL (Ed.), Party Autonomy and Third Party Protection in Insolvency Law INSOL Europe RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Akintola K (2015) What is left of the floating charge? RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Akintola K, Ellina S & Milman D (2022) Should we rescue in Insolvency?. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Akintola K (2019) The Prescribed Part for Unsecured Creditors: A Further Review. Insolvency Intelligence, 32, 67-70. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

I welcome proposals for postgraduate supervision in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. Proposals in the following areas are especially welcome:

  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Corporate Restructuring Law
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Corporate Governance
Teaching activities


  • The Law Relating to Public Companies
  • Law of Obligations


  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
Professional activities and memberships

Deputy Director of the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) 

  • Research Consultant, The Insolvency Service
  • Member, UK Secured Transactions Law Reform Project (Secured Debt Enforcement and Insolvency Working Group)
  • Winner, Insolvency Lawyers’ Association Academic Forum Competition