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Prof.
Konyinsola Ajayi SAN
attended the Igbobi College between 1971 and 1975. Though a quiet
student, he nevertheless enjoyed a very robust social life. His mien deceived
many of his classmates who did not realize that all he had to do was glance at
his books once and he would head the whole class in the examinations.

Prof.
Konyinsola Ajayi SAN
carried this natural brilliance on to his studies at the University
level and obtained his first degree (with honours) from the University of Ife
(now called Obafemi Awolowo University); not only did he obtain several
Distinctions in his studies but was also named a Federal Government Scholar for
the entire period of his programme. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1980.  He obtained an LL.M. from
Harvard University in 1982, and a Ph.D. in
International Markets from
Cambridge
University
in 1991.
Prof. Konyinsola
Ajayi SAN
, who
was admitted to the Middle Temple of the English Bar in 1989, was elevated to
the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2000. He is a member of various
domestic and international associations such as the International Bar Association,
the English and the Nigerian Bar Association.
He was
once the Vice President of the Worldwide Alumni Association of the Harvard Law
School. He is an Associate fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies,
England and also a Director of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. He has authored
and co-authored over 130 legal writings under the heads of Energy and Natural
Resources Law, Banking Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Project Finance and
International Capital Markets.
Prof.
Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN
is the Managing Partner of one of leading law firms in Africa, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, situated in the prestigious Banana
Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, a position he has held for over a decade
. His legal expertise spans the
disparate yet connected fields of litigation and transactional work and has
over 35 years’ experience in has over thirty-five (35) years legal expertise in
the areas of
Banking and Finance, Mergers
& Acquisitions
, Private
Equity & Venture Capital
, Project Finance, International
Business Transactions
, Capital
Markets
, Financial
Services Regulation
, Energy and Natural
Resources
, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Construction and Engineering, Oil &
Gas Law
, Privatisation, as well as Litigation and Arbitration.  He played a key role in the Nigerian banking
sector reforms and the recent power sector privatisation. He represents a wide
range of clients in domestic and cross-border commercial disputes. He recently led
the team that advised on the largest single financial transaction in Nigerian
financial history.

As a
prolific speaker and expert in his field,
Prof.
Konyinsola Ajayi SAN
is frequently sought after by law firms, multi-national organizations
and various associations to share his wealth of knowledge and expertise at
seminars and conferences. He has published numerous articles and books,
including Financial and Legal Implications of the Nigerian capital market and
Legal Aspects of Finance in Emerging Markets (Volumes I and II). He is also a
Professor of Law at the Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Prof.
Konyinsola Ajayi SAN
has been described by Chambers Global as “a legend in the industry.” He is recognized as one of the leading Banking
& Finance, Corporate & Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Project
Finance and Capital Market lawyers as well as Energy & Natural Resources in
the world by Chambers & Partners,
Who’s Who
Legal
and
International Financial Law Review respectively. He has equally been described
by Chambers and Partners as “…unarguably
one of the best in Nigeria
.”