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Lecturer at Nigerian Law School, Associate at Premier Law Firm, 24 Years Old! Meet Kenneth Okwor, This Week’s #BellaNaijaMCM 

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At his call to bar in December 2015, Kenneth Ononeze Okwor bagged 10 awards, shattering the previous record set 2 months earlier.

He received the “Best Student of the Year” given by 3 donors, “Council of Education Star Prize”, “Prize for 1st Class Students”, “Corporate Law Practice Award” given by 2 donors,”Property Law Practice Award”, “Best Overall Performance”, and the newly introduced “Best Overall Male Student Prize” donated by Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Okwor graduated with a Second Class (Upper Division) in Law from the University of Jos (UNIJOS), where he made distinctions in Commercial Law, International Law and the Law of Evidence.

He went on to graduate with a First Class from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus.

Okwor is an Associate at Templars Law Firm, where he has advised on issues relating to Banking and different financing structures, Capital Markets, Corporate Insolvency, Winding up, Mergers and Acquisitions, Projects and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Divestments, Foreign Direct Investments, Legal Due Diligence, Regulatory Compliance, Dispute Resolution, Business Development and general corporate and commercial matters.

He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Corporate Law and Practice at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus.

Here are a couple of comments from his LinkedIn Page:

Nwora Ike Obiora
Attorney at Switch & Lex Solicitors LLP

The assertion “Old age of Methuselah, has nothing to do with the wisdom of Solomon” has its validity in Kenneth. His mastery of Corporate Law is unparalleled and can only be compared by the clarity with which he renders such. I make bold to say that anything he does not know about Corporate Law in Nigeria, arguably is not worth knowing.

Chidi Odoemenam
Associate (Capital Markets) at Aluko & Oyebode

Kenneth’s deep appreciation and understanding of Corporate Finance and Corporate Restructuring is unrivaled. Also worthy of note is the ease with which he impacts knowledge with contemporary examples and relevant laws. He will be a real asset to any organization.

Matthias Zechariah
Lecturer at University of Jos
Adjunct Lecturer (Corporate Law), Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus

I taught Mr K.O.D. Okwor in the Faculty of Law, University of Jos. Kenneth is a rare asset to be coveted by everyone and by every organization. Therefore, I recommend him to ALL. Who is waiting to grab at this rare opportunity? 
Matthias Zechariah, Esq.

Okwor was a nominee in The Future Awards Africa (2016) Prize for Professional Service, and was listed in YNaija’s ‘The New Establishment’ – an annual list of young Nigerians making defining moves towards shaping the future – for 2017.

Okwor is 24 years old. He is our Man Crush Monday for this week.

20 Comments

  1. Omo

    January 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Worth crushing on.keep soaring!

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  2. Pearl

    January 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Wow wow wow. I celebrate u dear.

  3. Sisi

    January 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Osheeyyy, well done. Keep it up our MCM

  4. Cocolette

    January 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    ???

  5. funmilola

    January 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    see unijos representing o even with all the stress and wahala the school puts one through….??,this is the real MCM!

  6. Fabulous B

    January 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks Bellanaija for sharing. Who would not his kids to be associated with such young chap.
    Kenneth Okwor, don’t hesitate to balance youthful life with your work/professional activities. Work hard to retire early, don’t let the old ones overwork you though. All the best. Peace

  7. Lala

    January 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Barrister Okwor,

    Congratulations to you.
    I have to draw attention to this part of the article:

    …… where he has advised on issues relating to Banking and different financing structures, Capital Markets, Corporate Insolvency, Winding up, Mergers and Acquisitions, Projects and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Divestments, Foreign Direct Investments, Legal Due Diligence, Regulatory Compliance, Dispute Resolution, Business Development and general corporate and commercial matters.

    Your ‘areas of specialization’ seems rather too broad. If you practise in commercial law which is quite broad, then 3 to 5 closely related specialisms are sufficient. Say, money laundering, due deligence, litigation and arbitration in banking and finance. There’s no need to add property to this mx.

    One last thing, do take a look at the career path of Barrister Segun Osuntokun of (Berwin Leighton Paisner ). I suggest you connect on LinkedIn, you would have a lot to learn from his 22+ years in commercial law.

    • Toyo

      January 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Hater sneh abegii

    • Sanaah

      January 16, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Sound advice. I thought so too, that’s why specialization is great. He can move from one area of specialty to the other when he’s mastered it.

      Forget Toyo. <— IT doesn't count.

    • Delta geh

      January 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      What if he is going to even be better than the example you mentioned? What if he’s just that good? I’m sure he’s doing just fine with whatever he’s doing. People from the best law firms have the best things to say about him.

  8. Kamsi O. Atuchukwu

    January 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    This is a well deserved recognition. Kenneth is a perfect example that the age-long virtues of discipline and hard work are not and can never be old-fashioned. I am proud to have shared a lecture hall with this living legend during my time at the Law School.

    Cheers!

    • Elihu Etim

      January 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Same here. His insight into legal issues both in classroom & at our clinical activities is inspiring, ground breaking! E. A. Etim esq.

  9. olorire

    January 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    woooow!!! i am in love….oluwa my son must be SMART O!!! #MCM all day mehn!

  10. AmaGhana

    January 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    igbos are so intelligent – the smartest of nigeria
    No i am not igbo. I am just stating facts

    • funmilola

      January 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      they have come….

    • Delta geh

      January 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Then you haven’t met enough Nigerians #justsaying

  11. #WhatDoIKnow

    January 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Kenneth, congrats. Impressive narrative and role model for the youths. I am happy that the young man has decided to work in Nigeria; to share his wealth of knowledge with the society & upcoming lawyers. I admire his sense of patriotism and is worthy of emulation.

  12. Tosin

    January 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    hot!

  13. Moyo

    January 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    One of those people who are not just book smart but have the ability to apply and share their knowledge. He lectured me at law sch, and he made corporate law more approachable for me cuz it was so terrifying. I’ll never forget his corporate restructuring class. God bless you Kenneth!

  14. Beyonce

    January 17, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Congrats …Dear Lord, bless my son and unborn kids with such knowledge. ..Amen

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