Lagos State Nigeria
Aisha Rimi is principal partner of Rimi Partners, an Abuja based law firm, specializing in corporate legal services, business advisory and government relations.
Ms. Rimi received her Law degree and Masters in International Commercial Law from the University of Buckingham, in England in 1989 and 1990 respectively and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991.
Ms. Rimi has a professional background in corporate/commercial Law with 22 years professional experience first as an Associate, then Partner with Ajumogobia & Okeke a leading Lagos, Nigeria based general corporate law practice. During this time, she worked in both the corporate/commercial and litigation practice groups of the firm and gained experience in numerous matters covering general aspects of Nigerian commercial law and related litigation.
She also spent a year at the New York law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, as a Visiting Attorney, in the Corporate/Project Finance groups, before joining GWI International LLC, a US based consulting and advisory firm specializing in working with international companies seeking to do business or actively engaged in business across Africa and the Caribbean.
In 2008 Aisha Rimi set up Rimi Partners and has used the firm to consolidate on her years of legal practice, government relations and business advisory services. She has continued to render a range of legal services to a varied client base, comprising financial institutions, multinationals, in-house counsel, foreign investors, sovereign governments and individuals on a multiplicity of matters which include advice on setting up, organizing and the management of businesses; Mergers & Acquisitions; divestitures; shareholder management, technical service and joint venture agreements; distribution, co-promotion, licensing and supply contracts; real estate investments; employment/labor law; and the protection of intellectual property rights.
In rendering government relations services, she has assisted clients in reviewing and preparing documentation for submission to and discussions with key decision makers; attended meetings on their behalf; followed up with government agencies on submissions and applications and generally provided a customized service to suit the