Rwanda, a rapidly rising star in the realm of African business, boasts a rich landscape of brilliant legal minds driving the country’s corporates forwards. General Business Law is one field that particularly shines in this respect, with several professionals making a significant impact in the industry and driving business success in the country. Below, we highlight some of the distinguished lawyers contributing positively to the sector, providing a brief snapshot into their practices, expertise, and professional standing.
Rwanda’s business environment thrives under the care of these seasoned professionals, each playing a pivotal role in guiding the country’s enterprises through the complexities of the legal landscape and, in turn, propelling the Rwandan economy. They provide counsel ranging from lending and capital markets transactions, securitisation, corporate structuring, transactions and lending, to contentious and non-contentious work.
Essential to any business’s success, these legal specialists nurture the business community’s growth, advising them on regulatory and licensing regimes, tax matters, and financing transactions. Advocacy, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and advisory work also fall squarely within their remit. Here’s a closer look at the experts behind Rwanda’s thriving business law scene.
Richard Balenzi works with the renowned Trust Law Chambers. Visit their website [trustchambers.rw], where you will learn that Mr. Balenzi provides counsel on lending and capital markets transactions, as well as securitisation. His clientele includes international banks, investment funds, and finance companies.
Based in Rwanda’s general business law industry, Désiré Kamanzi works for a prestigious firm, ENSafrica. Clients can visit their website at [ensafrica.com] to learn more about Kamanzi. Guiding international clients through regulatory and licensing regimes, he also provides advice on tax matters, M&A, and financing transactions.
Operating from K-Solutions & Partners, [ksolutions-law.com], Julien Kavaruganda is a highly reputable lawyer in the market. He helps clients with business law, including corporate structuring transactions and lending, particularly within the banking and telecommunications sectors.
Herbert Rubasha, hailing from MRB Attorneys, is well-respected in the Rwandan law sector, focusing on both contentious and non-contentious work. Discover more about Rubasha at [mrbattorneys.rw], where it’s noted he also offers counsel on transactions and employment issues.
Also from MRB Attorneys, Athanase Rutabingwa maintains a solid reputation in dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His practice, detailed at [mrbattorneys.rw], extends to advisory work on commercial, construction, and energy-related matters.
Moses Gatama Kiiza
Seasoned lawyer, Moses Gatama Kiiza operates from DLA Piper Africa (Equity Juris Chambers). As indicated on their website, [equityjurischambers.com], he provides regulatory and transactional advice with additional experience in M&A, competition and finance matters.
You’ll find Asante Twagira at Corban, recognized for his business advisory practice based in Kigali. Twagira’s expertise spans commercial contracts, and M&A transactions. Learn more about him at [corbanrw.com], where banking and finance mandates are also noted.
Litigating for clients in commercial, intellectual property, and employment disputes, Isaïe Mhayimana is a key figure at Zenith Law Firm. Learn more about his practice at [zenithlawfirm.com].
A seasoned lawyer, Richard Rwihandagaza, serves at R & Partners Law Firm and has established himself as an expert in both litigation and arbitration. His proficiency in project finance, corporate and commercial transactions can be read at [r-partnerslawfirm.com].
At DLA Piper Africa (Equity Juris Chambers), Ian Mulisa has built up a distinguished reputation. Acting for a variety of corporate clients, particularly in the financial services and chemical sectors, you can read more about his practice at [equityjurischambers.com].
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