Master of Laws (LL.M), Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
Barrister at Law (BL), Nigeria Law School, Abuja
Bachelor of Laws (LL. B), Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
Diploma in Negotiation Skills, Institute of Negotiation Skills, Johannesburg, South Africa
Certified PPP Expert, Institute of Public Private Partnerships IP3, Washington DC, USA
Over 15 years of multifaceted legal practice experience with specialization in core financing, estate planning, Islamic finance, legal drafting and review, private placement, privatization advisory, regulatory compliance and in-depth transaction analysis.
Ummahani is a lawyer with an involvement in diverse range of financial and capital market legal advisory transactions, advising top tier corporations on transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, private equity and project finance. Her roles in various projects, organisations and governments include: developing Islamic finance, advise on setting up a non-interest bank, commercial litigation, estate planning and private wealth management especially as it relates to Islamic personal laws.
Transaction Counsel – The Debut Sukuk Offer for the Construction and Rehabilitation of 25 roads Across the 6 Geopolitical Zones (Federal Government Sovereign Sukuks)
Speaker – Second Annual Sukuk Summit: Investing for Sustainability (IsDB Luxembourg)
Legal Advisor/Product Developer - Shari’ah Compliant Annuity PPP Model (Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company Ltd (InfraCredit))
Convener - 4th African International Conference on Islamic Finance (AICIF)
Senior Special Assistant (Technical) to the Minister of State – Revamping of Economic Activities across Select Sectors in Nigeria
Facilitator – Islamic Finance Training and Workshops (Central Bank of Nigeria & Securities and Exchange Commission)