Our Team

Chimezirim Echendu

Associate

Email : c.echendu@lelawlegal.com
Mobile Number : +234 706 749 1524


July 08, 2020

Chimezirim joined the firm as an Associate in February 2021, and his areas of interest in Corporate and Commercial Practice includes Taxation and Corporate Finance. He obtained his LLB with Second Class Upper Honours from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 2018, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2019. Chimezirim’s 2018 UNN LLB thesis was ‘A Critique of Prisoners’ Voting Right in Nigeria’. As an undergraduate, he actively participated in UNN’s Law Clinics and held various positions there. Chimezirim also worked as a research assistant to Professor G.C Nnona at the University of Nigeria, and undertook his Law School externships in Abuja.

Chimezirim undertook his mandatory one-year NYSC programme with Ernst and Young Nigeria, working in their Tax Advisory Services Group. He was part of teams tasked with conducting tax due diligence, preparing transfer pricing documentations, indirect tax computations and filings. In September 2020, his article, ‘Nigeria’s Significant Economic Presence Income Tax on Digital Economic Activities: Challenges and Opportunities’ was published by the Netherland based IBFD (International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation)’s in their Bulletin for International Taxation, Vol. 74, No.9.

Chimezirim is a student member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).