Okachi KejehSpecialises in Corporate Law
- Ex Rawlison Butler LLP and Pirola Pennuto Zei UK LLP
Okachi joined Waterfront Solicitors as an Associate in August 2016. Okachi qualified as a solicitor in April 2014 having trained at the London office of leading Italian law firm, Pirola Pennuto Zei UK LLP, before moving to the regional firm Rawlison Butler LLP.
Okachi has experience in advising business owners and business managers on non- contentious corporate matters with special attention on Mergers and Acquisitions, Shareholders’ matters, joint venture agreement and partnerships, with and without limited liability.
Okachi obtained a Diploma in Law from Birkbeck College, London and went on to study for her bachelors of law at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP University in London.
Okachi is a committee member of the Law Society’s Ethnic Minorities Divisions and the Black Solicitors Network.
Why did you choose to specialise in corporate law?
Corporate law makes sense to me; it is logical and progressive. I spend most of my time reading about companies, their commercial progress and motives on news sites so it was instinctive for me to work with companies, their directors and their shareholders.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
When a client thanks you for the work you have done. It allows them to get on with their job of running the business whilst they can rest assured that they have the solid legal structure upon which to proceed.
What has been the most impactful piece of legislation on the business world in the past fifty years?
The Companies Act 2006. It simplified the law as applicable to companies and has streamlined the level of compliance required by company directors especially for SME companies. This means that there is less red tape and the directors have more time to build the business.
If you hadn’t become a solicitor what career would you have liked to pursue?
I like to think that I was a choreographer in a past life. I love to dance!