Abdoul Mtoka

Leaders in Law endorses Abdoul Mtoka as our exclusively recommended TMT Law expert in Burundi. If you wish to get in touch with Abdoul please use the contact information provided above.

Founding Partner

Abdoul has been teaching law in Burundi since 2011, and joined a well-established business law firm in 2013 before founding Trust Juris Chambers.

He has rich and varied experiences on legal matters in Belgium, France, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi including in international business law, corporate and commercial, restructuring and insolvency, energy and mining, telecoms, banking and finance, real estate, infrastructures and project finance.

Practice Areas

  • International Business Law
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Telecommunications, Technology and Media
  • Energy and Mining

Firm Description:

Trust Juris Chambers is a full service corporate and business law firm with a variety of clients including local and international corporations, private businesses, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, government agencies and individuals. In meeting the diverse goals and expectations of its client base, the firm provide creative, timely and practical legal solutions. Our firm aims at providing consistently high-quality advice understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate. We offer in-depth local knowledge as well as regional and international perspectives.

Our law firm is proud to be a founding Partner of a robust African legal Network, W-AKILI AFRICA. Through this strategic alliance we are offering legal services to our clients especially in the East African Community including in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. W-AKILI AFRICA is developing its network in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and in South Sudan, and should reach new markets in both Anglophone and Francophone African countries through its business development strategy.

Trust Juris Chambers is also an enterprise of outstanding capabilities and keen intellects as well as an extraordinary desire to understand the concerns and businesses of clients. We are responsive, entrepreneurial and results-minded. Our approach is to get specialized in our areas of practice and to offer the qualitative experiences acquired by our Partners in the best international law firms and multinationals that enable them in tailoring the most effective solutions.

Our firm provides creative, timely and practical solutions specifically tailored to meet our clients’ requirements and deadlines.

Our areas of practice include

• Corporate and Commercial
• Tax
• Intellectual Property
• Employment and Human Resources
• Business start-ups & NGOs establishment
• Charity & Non-profits
• Litigation & Arbitration

Our key sectors are

• Construction and Engineering
• Telecoms and Technology
• Banking and Finance
• Power and Energy
• Transport and Logistics
• Mining and Minerals
• Project Financing
• International Investment
• Manufacturing
• Real Estate and Conveyancing
• Public Procurement
• Healthcare and pharmaceutical
• Hospitality and Leisure
• Media and Entertainment

Claudine Mukerabirori

Leaders in Law endorses Claudine Mukerabirori as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Burundi. If you wish to get in touch with Claudine, please use the contact information provided above.

Claudine Mukerabirori is an associate at Rubeya & Co-Advocates. Claudine joined the firm in 2008 and advises on intellectual property, litigation, transport and insurance law.

She is well versed in (public) administrative procedures through her involvement in matters of international adoption and has proven expertise in immigration law.

Claudine is the able to advise clients who speak Italian.

Education

  • LLB, Université Lumière de Bujumbura

Memberships

  • Burundi Bar Association
  • East African Law Society

Experience

  • Advising clients in obtaining visas and work permits.
  • Brand registration for various Kenyan, German, Swiss and Chinese clients.
  • Advising a nonprofit organisation on summary dismissal procedures.
  • Advising an NGO with over 300 staff members on the management of its medical insurance policies.

Publications

  • La particularité de la conception africaine des Droits de l’Homme: cas de la Charte Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples, 2008.

Training Attended

  • Formation on cross border legal practice in the EAC region.

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Kirundi

Firm Overview:

Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a Burundian law firm with an overriding goal to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment throughout Burundi since November 2001.

Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a member of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of independent law firms in Africa, a network that benefits from the expertise of DLA Piper Global by sharing knowledge, learning and training leading to the development of the legal profession in Africa.

Rubeya & Co-Advocates includes ten lawyers: five partners, five associates, and eight support staff members. The team works together in a highly integrated manner to leverage expertise and experience for clients’ benefit.

As a result, our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures and are known for providing clients with pioneering solutions to the toughest legal challenges.

 

Gregory Nott

Leaders in Law endorses Gregory Nott as our exclusively recommended Oil & Gas Law expert in Burundi. If you wish to get in touch with Gregory, please use the contact information provided above.

Greg is the head of our Africa team based in Johannesburg.

He is a leading attorney of the High Court of South Africa with three decades of legal experience acting for significant South African and international companies with a particular focus on the energy sector.

Whether pioneering human rights causes during the throes of Apartheid or spearheading multi-billion-dollar projects, he has a record of accomplishment of success and impact. He has an extensive network of domestic and international colleagues, legislators, judges, politicians, lawyers, business leaders, and figureheads.

He began his career in human rights representing political prisoners, exiles and trade unions. During the transition to democracy, Greg served in executive positions and/or as a member of a number of organisations, including National Return of Exiles Committee (1990’s); Committee for Training of Magistrates (1990’s); and the Chairman of the Consultative Business Committee (1990’s). Greg solidified relationships with the soon to be leaders of democratic South Africa. Since democracy, he has led and managed lawyers in multinational law firms. He has extensive experience in closing multi-billion dollar deals in multiple sectors and jurisdictions, including natural resources, project finance, telecommunications, property, and developmental projects.

Prior to joining our practice, he was the head of the Africa Group at a leading South Africa law firm and served on the management committee of Lex Africa, an African legal network. Greg has represented a number of significant international clients in the South African renewable procurement program (REIPP) and has focused particularly on solar PV and wind projects.

He also has extensive experience in the upstream oil and gas sector in South Africa where his deep understanding and insights in both the legal and political make-up of the country has assisted international oil majors in their strategic investment decisions. In a recent international legal directory, Greg is said to feature on many of the energy deals and sources singled him out for his excellent strategic advice. He is highly connected in the power and infrastructure space.

In 2010 he was awarded with the International Lawyer of the Year for his fearless defence of two-time world champion and Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Greg is listed as a recommended lawyer for banking and finance and projects and energy in Legal500, Chambers, IFLR.

Greg has been listed as a leading lawyer in the financial and corporate space.

Greg has been listed as highly regarded in the Practice areas of Energy & infrastructure, Project development.

Admitted as an Attorney in 1987, Greg holds a Bachelors of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Diploma in Corporate Governance.

Firm Description:

We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; consumer markets; transport; technology; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.

 

Patrick-Didier Nukuri

PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION MONITORING LEGAL AND JUDICIAL REFORMS