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New Advisory Board Members Join the Aina Blankson Team

Drawing on the experience of two world class business leaders, Aina Blankson, LP announces Edwin Glasgow QC and Hans Peter Frick as members of its Advisory Board. They join the existing members of the Aina Blankson Advisory Board, Keith Austin and Jeremy Lack. “We are honoured to have such distinguished and successful Attorneys serve on our Advisory Board said Managing Partner of Aina Blankson, Kehinde Aina. “The collective experience of Edwin Glasgow and Hans Peter Frick will be of real value in the effective implementation of our strategy in Africa and globally”

Regarded as one of UK’s prominent advocates, Edwin Glasgow QC is a leading practitioner in the field of commercial law and one of the foremost silks on matters concerning construction law. With a career in Law spanning more than 45 years, Glasgow has extensive experience as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He is a popular arbitrator and an outstandingly successful mediator having successfully settled in excess of 90 per cent of the matters in which he has been appointed mediator, both domestically and internationally. Glasgow has been involved in many of the public inquiries and litigations associated with major disasters and other high-profile events during the past two decades, including Piper Alpha, the Guinness DTI inquiry and the Bloody Sunday inquiry. He was chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel between 1992 and 1998. In 2013, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by leading legal directory group Chambers & Partners in London.

Hans Peter Frick served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nestlé from 1992 to 2011. Prior to joining Nestlé, he served as in-house legal counsel with Hewlett Packard and CEO of Association of International Bond Dealers (AIBD), the regulator of the International Capital Market. Hans Peter Frick currently serves on the Board of Galenica, a large publicly-traded company headquartered in Switzerland as well as of Vifor Pharma. He is an Emeritus Director of the International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution; a member of the Executive Committee of HEAD Law school in Paris; a member of the Client Advisory Council of LEX Mundi  and sits on the Editorial Board of Who is Who Legal. In 2009, he was named General Counsel of the Year by the International Law Office and Association of Corporate Counsel. Hans Peter Frick received his J.D. from the University of Zurich and an LL.M. form the University of Alberta, Canada.

The Advisory Board of Aina Blankson is an elite group of business leaders and internationally-experienced figures in a range of disciplines and competencies.  With their diverse points of view, the board members address the opportunities and challenges facing the Firm; offer advice on specific activities and initiatives towards the achievement of the Firm’s vision; provide guidance on key issues and priorities relating to the philosophy, policy, direction, initiatives, practices and overall development of the Firm and recommend strategic alliances and collaborations internationally. A rarity in the industry, Aina Blankson developed the Advisory Board to seek input and advice regarding progressive business practices from within and outside the legal industry. “Law firms have been slow to employ fresh approaches to the business of Law because of internal constraints and a general lack of need to try something different.  We hope to tap into the innovative approaches of successful businesses and apply them to our legal practice to add value to our services,” explains Fayo Adeleye, a partner in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice.