Anita Mugeni

Anita Mugeni 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 (NUR, 1996), LLM, FUSL- Universite Catholique de Louvain (2005). 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 (RBA), 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 (ULK) and at the Institute of Legal Practice & Development (ILPD).

Firm Overview:

MRB ATTORNEYS (MRB) is one of the Premier and biggest law firms in Rwanda. Founded in 2013, MRB brought together senior lawyers who were Partners in: Kigali Allied Advocates, Fountain Law Chambers, MK Law Office and Prolex Advocates and Legal Consultants. 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 organizations, 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 Attorneys is a General Service Law Firm with a strong focus on Corporate & 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 & its partners represented and continue to advise key corporate clients in Rwanda that include banks, private and public companies, international organizations and government agencies.

Our Mission:

“Being the Premier Law Firm in Rwanda & Beyond.”

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.

UWIMANA Clemence

The founder Mrs. UWIMANA Clemence is an experienced Advocate Member of Rwanda Bar Association from 2011; holder of a Bachelor Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in legal practice, and participated in different legal trainings Human rights, Children rights, criminal Law, civil law, and Intellectual property seminars organised by World Intellectual Property organisation (WIPO) & African Regional Intellectual Property organisation (ARIPO).

Blessed Law Firm is a Rwandan Law Firm Specializing in Intellectual Property Law and business incorporation. This Firm has been established five years ago from 2010.

Blessed Law Firm offers high quality services to its clients by focusing on:

– Patent Application, Patent Assignment and Patent renewal
– Industrial Design, and Renewal
– Trade Mark searches, Trade Mark filing, Trade Mark prosecution, Changes of ownership and assignment recorders, Trade Mark registration, Trade Mark renewals, and transactional and IP litigation practice
– Copyright (Books, CD or DVD)
– Registration of local and foreign companies and amendment

Firm Overview:

Our job is to protect your intellectual property rights. We have a thriving intellectual property department that negotiates property rights agreements, handles trademark and patent application procedures, declarations of use and renewal. We handle protection of these trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and layout designs.

We have also successfully enforced intellectual property rights in matters involving trademark violations, licensing and exploitation in Rwanda and we successfully handled the first unfair competition and predatory pricing action in Rwanda.