Patrick-Didier Nukuri

Corporate law (also known as business law or enterprise law or sometimes company law) is the body of law governing the rights, relations, and conduct of persons, companies, organizations and businesses. It refers to the legal practice relating to, or the theory of corporations. Corporate law often describes the law relating to matters which derive directly from the life-cycle of a corporation. It thus encompasses the formation, funding, governance, and death of a corporation.

While the minute nature of corporate governance as personified by share ownership, capital market, and business culture rules differ, similar legal characteristics – and legal problems – exist across many jurisdictions. Corporate law regulates how corporations, investors, shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community, and the environment interact with one another. Whilst the term company or business law is colloquially used interchangeably with corporate law, business law often refers to wider concepts of commercial law, that is, the law relating to commercial or business related activities. In some cases, this may include matters relating to corporate governance or financial law. When used as a substitute for corporate law, business law means the law relating to the business corporation (or business enterprises), i.e. capital raising (through equity or debt), company formation, registration, etc.

Abdoul Mtoka

Trust Juris Chambers is a full service corporate and business law firm with a variety of clients including corporations, private businesses, non-governmental 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 in an effective manner. Our aim is to provide consistently high quality advice understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate.

We offer in-depth local knowledge and regional and international perspectives.

Our law firm has more than great physical reach. It is an enterprise of outstanding capabilities, keen intellects, unyielding integrity and an extraordinary desire to understand and serve clients. We are not just commercially-minded; we are entrepreneurial and results-minded.

Our approach is to get deep inside our clients’ businesses and the industries they work in. It’s this depth that gives us an extra edge in tailoring the most effective solutions. The scope of our practice is broad. Our domestic and international clients range from privately owned to publicly listed companies.

However, Trust Juris Chambers is not just a law firm; it also takes pride in partnering with its clients in relation to their business opportunities, challenges and obstacles. In doing so, we provide creative, timely and practical solutions specifically tailored to meet its clients’ requirements and deadlines.

Gregory Nott

Gregory Nott is the head of our Africa team based in Johannesburg.

He is a leading lawyer in South Africa with 28 years’ experience acting for significant South African and international companies. His particular focus is on the energy sector.

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.

Greg is listed as a recommended lawyer for banking and finance and projects and energy in Legal500, 2018.

Greg has been listed as a leading lawyer in the financial and corporate space by IFLR1000, 2016.

About Us:

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 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, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; 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.

Claudine Mukerabirori

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.