A Sir Alexander Darnley Award nominee for his sterling performance at the Law School, Kehinde Aina, Partner with the law firm of Aina Blankson, LP redefined the practice of law in Nigeria when he founded the first court connected ADR Centre in Africa, the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse. As one of Nigeria’s most sought after corporate lawyers, Kehinde has been involved in a wide range of corporate finance, capital raising and mergers & acquisitions transactions for oil corporations, banks, industries and governments in Africa.

His experience spans cross-border transaction advisory and multi-party arbitration, and mediation in the context of major oil and gas projects, joint ventures, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, construction and workplace related disputes. A Consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations, he has advised clients on projects in the UK, West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, Asia and Middle East.

With a first degree in Political Science, followed by his bachelor's and master’s degrees in Law focused on securitization and arbitration, the string of notable achievements of Kehinde Aina earned him the accolade “an invaluable asset to his clients and the country”.