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DLA Piper Africa (Equity Juris Chambers)

General Business Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 1RwandaGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Equity Juris Chambers is a member of the DLA Piper Africa group and is renowned for its high-level corporate practice in Kigali. Clients benefit from access to the network to receive advice on both local and international projects and deals. The firm is highlighted for its expertise in transactions across various sectors including real estate and financial services. Its wide-ranging experience includes advising on M&A, tax and antitrust matters, as well as regulatory compliance.


"Equity Juris Chambers is a legal juggernaut," declared one client, adding: "They understand all facets of corporate and commercial law, as well as regulatory compliance and litigation, and are a go-to for cross-border transactions."

"The team was efficient, helpful and good at understanding the other party," explained one source, while another praised the group's "well thought out and specialised legal advice."

Work highlights

Equity Juris Chambers, led by Calvin Mitali, advised Vivo Energy Rwanda on the purchase of 13 petrol and service stations from ENES and GEMECA Petroleum.

Notable practitioners

Calvin Mitali enjoys a strong reputation among market commentators for his diverse practice out of Kigali. In addition to advising on corporate and financing transactions, including M&A, he assists a number of international technology and telecoms companies with regulation, data protection and general corporate concerns in Rwanda.
"Calvin Mitali is a very calm and cool lawyer who always takes the time to understand our points. Supported by his knowledge, I know we are well protected." "He has the rare ability to study a company’s business aspirations and offer tailor-made legal advice with his mastery of corporate law."

Ian Mulisa has a burgeoning reputation in the Rwandan corporate market. Based in Kigali, he acts for an impressive array of corporate clients, including those in financial services, telecoms and pharmaceuticals, as well as international non-profit organisations.
"He had a quick turnaround time, and was responsive and flexible." "He was very responsive, commercial and solution-driven."

Seasoned lawyer Moses Gatama Kiiza attracts plaudits for the strength of his contentious and non-contentious practice. Based in Kigali, he is readily engaged to provide regulatory and transactional counsel on corporate, finance and real estate mandates. He is additionally recognised for his expertise concerning projects.
"Moses Gatama Kiiza is responsive, flexible, has good business acumen and knows what other parties require." "We appreciate Moses’ ability to provide bespoke solutions depending on the project at hand."

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Equity Juris Chambers (EJC) is one of Rwanda’s leading law firms providing comprehensive business legal services to a range of clients. We are proud of our proven legal expertise and ability to provide advice carefully tailored to our client’s needs and expectations.

EJC’s firm grasp of local business and in-depth understanding of the region's intricate socio-economic environment is significantly aided by the diverse skills, interests and backgrounds of our attorneys. Our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and innovative team sets us apart from other firms. Our legal skills and commitment to integrity, excellence and hard work combined with our dedication to servicing the needs of our clients, enables us to fulfill and even exceed our clients' expectations. Through the provision of legal services to clients in the private and public sectors we have developed a deep understanding of business law and its practical intricacies.

As a DLA Piper Africa member firm, EJC has worked on numerous significant international transactions which have further broadened and differentiated our offering.

This combination of global reach and local expertise has enabled EJC to attract a significant local and international client base. A wide range of local and international clients, including financial institutions, investors in various sectors, development agencies and government departments rely on the firm for insight and advice.


Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Conveyancing, Dispute Resolution

General Business Law

DLA Piper Africa (Equity Juris Chambers)


KG 566 ST 14 Kimihurura

P.O Box 6381


Kigali Province


PO Box 6381

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General Business Law

Calvin Mitali
Band 1
Ian Mulisa
Up and Coming
Moses Gatama Kiiza
Band 2