Saadatu Hamu Aliyu

Saadatu Hamu Aliyu

Saadatu Hamu Aliyu

Managing Partner, Hamu Legal

Saadatu is currently the Managing Partner of Hamu Legal, an innovative multidisciplinary law firm focused on providing legal advisory to early stage and high growth companies. Saadatu has extensive experience on corporate commercial transactions and the intersection of Law, policy and regulatory developments on business. With an in-depth understanding of the Nigerian legal system she has advised clients locally and internationally on banking, fintech, real estate, energy, intellectual property, asset acquisition, and project financing.

In recognition of her desire of change and public impact, Saadatu was from July 2016 to July 2017 the Curator of the Global Shapers (Abuja Hub), the youngest arm of the World Economic Forum, which nominates exceptional young leaders like Saadatu under 30 with desire and potential to create change and impact their community. As a Global Shaper she initiated and implemented diverse projects across security, governance and health that further created a synthesis of a better world. Worthy of note is the Amana Initiative, a project that was aimed at building trust and collaboration between youths and security agencies to curb election violence and insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

In recognition of her to contribution to nation building and public impact at an early stage, she was selected as one of the 2016 Associate Fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), she is also an Alumni of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance University of Cape Town Emerging African Leaders Program, and has a Masters Degree in National Security from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, USA.

Saadatu is a leading lawyer in the Nigerian technology ecosystem, with a track record of advising multi-jurisdictional companies from idea stage, to regulatory compliance and fund raising. Saadatu excellently delivers her contributions to the society on Law, politics, policy and development without lines being blurred.

In recognition of her sterling contributions to legal practice, she has been recognized as Managing Partner of the Year 2022 by the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards and her team was simultaneously nominated as Law Firm of the Year, Energy and Power Team of the Year and Capital Market team of the Year for 2022.

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