Misbau was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in November 2008. He has since practised/appeared in different courts up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, representing parties in civil and criminal cases. He received his LL.B. law degree in 2007 from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria; his Master of Laws (LL.M) in 2012 from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria; and both his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. Law) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Law) in 2016 and 2019 respectively from OAU, Nigeria. He was also a post-doctoral Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, Columbia University, New York, USA, from March 2021 to January 2022 when he joined the University of Hull Law School as a law lecturer. He had previously taught law at OAU, Nigeria, between 2013 and 2021, where he taught courses that included company law, energy law, conflict of laws, equity and trusts, and Islamic law. His primary area of research where he has published scholarly articles and contributed chapters in books is corporate law and governance. He is presently interested in the economic, social, and governance (ESG) issues in corporate law and governance.