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Name: Abdoul Mtoka
Firm Name: Trust Juris Chambers
Country: Burundi
Expertise: TMT Law


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Professional Biography:

Abdoul Mtoka has rich and varied experiences on legal matters in Belgium, France, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi including:

– Advising an international NGO in a real estate project (commercial complex) as a sustainable investment for financing its own activities and programs in Burundi.

– Participating in a commercial litigation regarding a real estate project of over EUR 1 billion in Belgium and Turkey.

– Advising a distribution company established in Algeria and dealing with a Belgian company operating in steel industry in a commercial litigation (European protection mandatory rules for commercial agents on termination of their agency agreements).

– Participating on drafting and negotiation of a loan agreement of EUR 500 million for a construction company.

– Advising a minority shareholder in recovering his investments (EUR 12 million) in a French group of companies.

– Participating in a commercial litigation on abusive termination of agreement and infringement of a noncompetition clause between a multinational aerospace and transportation service provider and a Belgian electrical system builder company.

– Advising an international group of companies based in France on acquisition of 3 pharmaceutical Burundian companies.

– Participating in negotiation and drafting of PPP agreements and PPA in several African Francophone countries.

– Drafting a legal opinion on assets transferring of USD 20 million for a leading local telecommunications company.

– Participating on restructuring of a telecommunications company and establishing a Mobile Virtual Network Operator company.

– Advising a company in a mixed use development project in down tow of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

– Drafting a legal opinion on restructuring of the Board management, between a local petroleum company and an International petroleum company based in South Africa.

– Drafting a policy note on “Costs of registering collaterals in francophone Africa: the case of Burundi”, for the IFC of the World Bank.

– Drafting a legal opinion on “International Expansion of an international company.

– Cross jurisdictional survey”, for a major International computer company based in California in the USA.

– Participating in legislative drafting and follow-up of the bill of law relating to the Credit Bureau of Burundi.

– Contributing to the Doing Business Annual Report, 2015, World Bank.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

– LL.M. in International Business Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
– Master of Laws (LL.M), Private Law, Aix-Marseille University, France
– Master of Laws (LL.M), Business Law, Aix-Marseille University, France
– Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Aix-Marseille University, France

Areas of Practice:

– International Business Law
– Corporate and Commercial
– Telecommunications, Technology and Media

Firm Overview:

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.

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