Kene Ilochonwu
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9651

Kene practises in all areas of corporate/commercial dispute resolution. He also maintains an active energy-sector practice that involves assisting corporations within the oil and gas and energy sectors with corporate/commercial matters and procurement issues. His experience includes negotiating and drafting contracts, preparing opinions on various legal issues and conducting corporate due diligence.

Kene has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench.

Prior to joining Blakes, Kene worked in supply chain for various oil and gas majors in Fort McMurray and Calgary negotiating strategic and complex deals, analyzing agreements and advising internal clients on procurement practices. During his articles, he completed a secondment in the legal department of an oil and gas supermajor.

Kene is a dual-qualified lawyer with experience in Nigeria, the U.K. and Canada. He is also fluent in Igbo.


Representative matters in which Kene has been involved include:

  • Assisting in successfully defending a security for costs order for an Alberta company involving a breach of contract claim

  • Led the negotiation of a multimillion-dollar structural steel transaction

  • Conducted due diligence in connection with a bankrupt aviation company