Prof. Fabian Ajogwu
Fabian Ajogwu, SAN, FCIArb, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the founding Partner of the law firm of Kenna Partners. He has well over two decades of law practice experience in the field of Foreign Direct Investments and Corporate Restructuring in the Financial Services sector, and Natural Resources sector; including Litigation and Arbitration in related fields. He is an adjunct senior faculty of the Lagos Business School in Nigeria where he has taught courses on Business Law, Negotiations and lectures as a Professor of Corporate Governance over the past 15 years. As the Principal Partner at Kenna Partners, Ajogwu specializes in advising and representing major multinational corporations in diverse areas of law especially Energy & Natural Resources, Arbitration and Litigation, Admiralty and Maritime, Banking, Investments and Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance. Ajogwu assisted in drafting Nigeria’s pioneer Code of Corporate Governance for the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2003. In 2005, he founded the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN), a registered non-profit committed to the development of corporate governance best practices and ethics. SCGN works with the active support of the International Finance Corporation, World Bank, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and leading listed companies in Nigeria.
The Learned Senior Advocate has been lead Counsel to the Federal Government of Nigeria in several cases of national importance with emphasis in aviation, defence, energy, and financial services sectors. He also has extensive experience in deal structuring for complex financing transactions, and serves on the boards of some real estate and mall development companies in Nigeria with investments portfolios across the country. He serves on various boards and chairs Novare companies in Nigeria, ARM Harith Infrastructure Ltd (Nigeria’s pioneer infrastructure fund) amongst others. He has served as Honorary Counsel to the State of Israel in Nigeria, Venezuela and Republic of South Africa in Nigeria. Ajogwu assisted the Securities and Exchange Commission in drafting Nigeria’s pioneer Code of Corporate Governance. He chaired the Nigerian Communications Commission Committee on Corporate Governance that produced the 2014 NCC Code of Corporate Governance for the Telecommunication Sector. Ajogwu is a Fellow of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria; a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa, Henry Crown Global Leadership of the Aspen Institute and a Fellow of the AIFA Reading Society. He serves on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration as its vice-president and is on the Governing Council of the Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School). He is a member of the General Council of the Bar, and the Council of Legal Education (Nigerian Law School).