Aisha Rimi is a partner in the Corporate Commercial and Private Client practice group of Africa Law Practice Nigeria.
She is a leading transaction lawyer, versed in general corporate commercial law with expertise in foreign investment, regulatory compliance and business advisory for ‘doing business in Africa’.
Her areas of specialisation and experience include project finance, corporate and operational joint ventures, all manners of commercial structures and advisory services such as joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, manufacturing, licensing and distribution agreements, divestments, mergers and acquisitions; corporate restructuring and government and regulatory compliance. She also manages the firms Private Client department which offers services in Trusts, Wealth and Estate planning, Wills and personal investment and advisory services.
She has significant local and international experience as a project finance attorney at Chadbourne & Parke, (now Norton Rose Fulbright New York, US) where she worked on infrastructure projects across sectors.
In recent times, she has led teams that advised DFIs on multi-million dollar investments in large infrastructure development projects; the restructuring of a multi-billion naira facility; conducted value for money and legal audits; rendered business advisory and transaction structuring advise to corporates and government agencies in areas of acquisitions, mergers and private equity investments. With responsibility for growing the firm’s evolving Private Client group, she has overseen the organic expansion of this service to include, wealth management and personal investment services.