Konyin, a leading Senior Advocate, is a Partner at the Firm. His expertise spans the disparate yet connected fields of litigation and transactional work and has over 39 years’ experience in banking, project finance, capital markets, power, infrastructure, M&A, energy and natural resources, privatisation and dispute resolution. 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. Konyin led the team that advised on the largest single financial transaction in Nigerian financial history.

  • Ph.D., Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.
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  • LL.M., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • BL., Nigerian Law School, Lagos
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  • LL.B., University of Ife.

Chambers and Partners (Banking & Finance – Nigeria):
Konyinsola Ajayi is noted for his ability to provide “high-level direction” on matters, and is a seasoned and well-known figure in banking and finance. He has a varied practice, including advising borrowers on financing mandates, and demonstrates energy sector experience.
 

Chambers and Partners (Corporate/Commercial – Nigeria):
Konyinsola Ajayi is widely recognised by market commentators as a leading individual for transactional work. He has cross-border M&A experience and a notable energy sector presence. His banking and dispute resolution expertise complements his corporate work.
 

Chambers and Partners (Dispute Resolution – Nigeria):
Sources say of Konyinsola Ajayi: “His reputation precedes him with respect to dispute resolution. He has an extremely gentle mien and an extremely deep intellect in terms of issues of the law, and he does his research.” His work includes acting for energy companies and banks.