Board of Advisers

Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP

The Adunola, Plot L2,

Banana Island,


Lagos, Nigeria


Dr. Konyin Ajayi, Ph.D. is the Managing Partner at Olaniwun Ajayi. Dr. Ajayi is the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, with over 35 years of legal practice experience and he is a member of various domestic and international associations such as the International Bar Association, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, the English and the Nigerian Bar Association.

Professor Ajayi SAN is highly regarded for the depth and breadth of his expertise in banking, project finance, capital markets, power, infrastructure, M&A, energy and natural resources, privatisation and dispute resolution. He is often described by peers as ‘a lawyer’s lawyer’, has maintained a broad practice which has successfully (and with exceptional rarity,) combined both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of commercial law practice, representing a wide range of clients in domestic and cross-border commercial disputes.

He is recognised as one of the leading Project Finance and Capital Market lawyers in the world by WhoisWho Legal and International Financial Law Review respectively. He is also ranked as one of the leading lawyers in Nigeria by Chambers Global and has been described by Chambers and Partners as ‘unarguably one of the best in Nigeria’.

Professor Ajayi admitted to practice in both the Nigerian Bar and the English Bar (Middle Temple) and he is a Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, England.

Professor Ajayi is a seasoned arbitrator and has authored over 150 academic articles and he is a Fellow, Society of Advanced Legal Studies, England.