Anita Mugeni

Anita Mugeni is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Rwanda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anita directly using the contact details listed above.

Anita is the one of the founding partners of MRB. She is a senior member of the Rwandan bar with a great training and experience in the civil law system.

Anita possess an LLB degree from the, National University of Rwanda, LLM, FUSL- Universite Catholique de Louvain. Anita is a senior advocate who started her Legal practice as an advocate in 1998 working her way up as one of the most prolific commercial and litigation attorneys in Rwanda. She has worked on many commercial transaction advisory cases including dispute resolution, due diligences and insolvencies. She has served as acting President of the Rwanda Bar Association, served as dean and council member of RBA, council member of the East African Law Society, a member of the RBA, the East African Law Society and the International Bar Association.

She has a great grounding in Kinyarwanda and French. Anita brings to MRB more than a decade and a half of immense experience in legal practice and academia having taught law at the National University of Rwanda, the Independent University of Kigali and at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development.

Firm Overview:

MRB Partners have substantial experience in legal practice, transactional advisory services and legal academia spanning many years.

MRB Partners have worked as advocates, state attorneys, consultants and advisors for government, intergovernmental agencies, international organisations, companies, banks and other corporate and individual Clientele in and outside Rwanda.

MRB has since grown to a team of 11 lawyers and a sizeable support staff. The firm intends to keep this growth curve rising.

MRB is a General Service Law Firm with a strong focus on Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Investment transactional advisory work. MRB also provides services in the areas of Dispute Resolution, policy development as well as legal audits, due diligences, legal and legislative drafting.

Since qualifying to practice law and from the inception of the firm, MRB and its partners represented and continue to advise key corporate clients in Rwanda that include banks, private and public companies, international organisations and government agencies.

Richard Mugisha

Mr. Richard Mugisha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), a Bachelor of Laws degree(LLB) from the University of Lesotho in 1994 and Master of Laws (LLM) from New York University.

He is the Senior Partner of the firm that he founded in 2004. Formerly, he was the Manager, Procurement Policy and Legal affairs at the Rwanda National Tender Board for over five years. In the academic domain, he has taught and conducted tutorials at the University of Rwanda and Kigali Institute of Management, Science and Technology

He has led numerous assignments in Energy, Infrastructure & Mining as well as Banking and Finance and has been at the forefront of almost all the privatization deals in Rwanda.

He is cited by Chambers & Partners as a band 1 Attorney who is “go-to lawyer and a great negotiator” and “a leading Lawyer” by IFLR1000 legal directories.

He is the current President of the East African Law Society (EALS). He is also the former Chairman of the Business Law Reform Commission which reviewed all legislation affecting the commercial environment in Rwanda and serves on various National Committees, foundations and Company Boards in Rwanda.

He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association & the East African Law Society, He is also a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

He is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda, has excellent command of English and a working knowledge of French.

Firm Overview:

Trust Law Chambers is a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Rwanda that has been providing world class legal advice and transaction services to a wide range of international and local clients since 2004.

Through our associations, we are integrated into an international network of leading law firms across the world.

This enables us to combine international best practices with our thorough knowledge of the Rwanda legal system and current government strategy to provide the most appropriate counsel.