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ENSafrica

General Business Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 1RwandaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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The Rwandan arm of this market-leading pan-African firm is reputed for the quality of its tax and corporate/commercial departments. Clients are highly satisfied with the team's "highly professional" counsel, commenting that "they provide very precise advice with good and honest dialogue, combined with a results-driven focus and high-level expertise and experience in litigation and dispute resolution." The firm is widely recognised for its involvement in large corporate transactions, including M&A, project finance and debt recovery mandates, and has a wealth of experience engaging with government agencies and regulators. The team is furthermore highly experienced in litigation and able to provide advice in English, French and Kinyarwanda.

Désiré Kamanzi heads the firm's Rwanda office and is a renowned player in the corporate and commercial field. He possesses considerable experience guiding international clients through the country's regulatory and licensing regimes, as well as advising on corporate and financing transactions. Clients appreciate his "seriousness, professionalism, timely delivery and the quality of his recommendations."

Senior associate Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo has a growing profile in the Rwandan legal market, with a practice covering corporate, finance and real estate transactions, as well as tax issues.

Fred Byabagabo is a well-established commercial law practitioner in Rwanda with extensive transactional experience. His practice encompasses advice on the provision and restructuring of loan facilities, including project finance, as well as acquisitions and divestments. He is also noted for his real estate practice.

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Overview

ENSafrica Rwanda is uniquely placed to guide investors through unfamiliar commercial environments, and we have the expertise, experience and resources required to execute large, complex mandates in the Great Lakes region for investors and local clients alike.

We have unrivalled experience in banking and finance, tax, corporate commercial, mining, TMT (technology, media and telecommunications), intellectual property, employment and commercial dispute resolution, property and real estate.

We are the only fully multilingual law firm in the country, with the ability to assist you in French, English, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi and Kiswahili.

Our practitioners are not only authorities in civil and common law, but they also have relevant sector and industry knowledge and are well versed in the political, economic, regulatory and legal environments which nuance doing business in Rwanda, Burundi and beyond.

We have more than a dozen staff members and our client base includes major banks and financial institutions, major telecom companies, multilateral institutions, international investors, listed and non-listed multinational corporations, government, mining houses, energy companies, and international NGOs.




General Business Law Department

ENSafrica

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Kacyiru KG 7th Avenue #35,

Blue Star House

1st

Kigali

Kigali Province

Rwanda

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Rwanda

General Business Law


Désiré Kamanzi
Band 1
Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo
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Fred Byabagabo
Band 3