Martina L Yanga

Martina Yanga - 242Martina L Yanga is a Doctoral research student in the School of Law and a Lecturer in the Department of International Management & Innovation at Middlesex University Business School.


Martina obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Management in 1999 and Accelerated LLB Law in 2003 from the University of London, Birkbeck. She was awarded the Oxford University Book Prize for best final LLB.  She completed her LLM in International Business Law with distinction at Middlesex University. Her LLM Dissertation is entitled: Corruption, HIV/AIDs, Africa: Legislative Developments in Uganda.

Professional Membership

Martina was called to the Bar in 2005 by the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.  She is a member of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales and the International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee.  She was a member of the sub-committee on Corruption that responded to the Consultation on UK Bribery Act 2010 on behalf of the International Bar Association.

Research interests

Martina's research interests are in the areas of 'soft' law, corruption and corporate social responsibility in the healthcare sector in sub-Sahara Africa.  Her Doctoral Thesis entitled The Efficacy of 'Soft' Law in Regulating the Pharmaceutical Industry: A comparative study of South Africa and Kenya, is due for completion in 2013.

She has presented numerous research papers at international conferences and has published in the African Journal of Business Ethics open access. She has forthcoming peer reviewed publications in the International Journal of Law and Management and Emerald Advanced Series in Management in 2013.

Peer reviewed publications

Journal Article 2013 Yanga, M. L "UK Bribery Act 2010: Some Implications for Business in Africa"
International Journal of Law and Management (Accepted for publication in 2013)

Book Chapter 2013 Yanga, M. L and I. O. Amaoko "Legitimizing Dishonesty in Organisations: A Survey of Managers in four sub-Sahara African Countries" in Visaak, T. and V. Madi (2013) Dishonesty in Management: Manifestations and Consequences, Emerald Advanced Series in Management 

Conferences Papers

16 Jan 2010 SOAS International Law Colloquium, London
Regulation of Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies

3 June 2010  Middlesex University Business School Research Degree Conference
The Legitimacy of the Nuremberg Code: Regulation or Responsibility? The 1996 Trovan Clinical Trials in Nigeria

21 Sept 2010  Humboldt University Institute of Management, Berlin
Doctoral Workshop, 4th International CSR Conference
Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Telling Tales or Reality?

7 April 2011 Kings College London, International Graduate Legal Research Conference
UK Bribery Act 2010: One step forward and two steps backwards?

30 Nov 2011  Business Ethics Network (BEN-Africa), Zanzibar 
UK Bribery Act 2010: Implications for Business in Africa Published in open access on Google scholar by the African Journal of Business Ethics

Teaching Experience

Martina has been a lecturer at Middlesex University since 2008.  She was a tutor in English Legal Systems from 2008 to 2009 and has been teaching International Business Strategy for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in the Department of International Management and Innovation from 2009 to 2013.

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