Kateryna Garbuz (Ponomarenko)

Kateryna Garbuz’s specialization is focused on foreign investment, corporate governance and general corporate issues. Kateryna is a consultant for both foreign and large domestic clients on various aspects of doing business in Ukraine, including corporate, commercial, regulatory, competition and labor issues. She is fluent in English.

Firm Overview:

EBS was created as a one-stop consulting center, specifically designed to hold the hand of new comers to the market, assist in the development and solving everyday challenges met by Ukrainian companies and international investors. We understand the region and the philosophies that drive it, but most importantly, EBS team of over 250 qualified experts understand how to unleash the potential of each organization.

Our combined experience and unique approach allows us to offer the best complex solutions, developed due to the individual Client’s needs. The range of EBS services includes Management Consulting, Transfer Pricing, Accounting and Financial Management Outsourcing, Tax and Audit, IFRS reporting, IT consulting, Legal and HR services. For two decades EBS has been helping businesses in Ukraine achieve excellence by providing them with the best solutions available on the market. We take pride in creating as much added value for our clients as it is possible in their context.

Gerold Sewcharan

Gerold Sewcharan has been recruiting the civil section of practice since 2008, in particular the aspects of contract law and company law. Financial law, a legal field that is also being developed in Suriname, has, however, been interested for years and has now become the most challenging for him. In addition to his professional duties, he is responsible for the administrative management of the office.

Gerold was born in Paramaribo, moved to the Netherlands in 1986 and graduated from the University of Leiden in 1995 with a specialization in Civil Law. Until 2000, when he returned to Suriname, he worked at a law firm in IJsselstein, Utrecht, as an employee. In 2001 he founded the office.

In the Netherlands he has mainly done business in the areas of administrative, criminal, personal and family law. In Suriname he is best known for his performance in large national and international criminal cases. His professional attitude led him to be asked to take care of the Criminal Procedure course of the Professional Training for the Legal Profession organized by the Suriname-Netherlands Legal Cooperation Foundation, based in Paramaribo. He was also approached by the Ministry of Justice and Police to sit on the committees for the revision of the criminal and criminal prosecution codes. In addition, he has acted as counterpart and co-lecturer in in-depth courses in criminal law (litigation) law and human rights for the Suriname-Netherlands Legal Cooperation Foundation with lawyers and judges from home and abroad, including from international courts.

In 2014 he acted as counterpart on behalf of the aforementioned foundation for the training “Convincing Pleading” and for the course “Professional Ethics and Professional Attitude in the Legal Profession”.

“I am rational, but do not ignore my intuition, care about people and love nature.”

Sewcharan Lawyers:

Founded on 6 June 2001, the legal values ​​of the legal profession are still of great importance, so clients can expect honest, expert and independent services.

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.”

Victoria Burt Rojas

Born in Asunción, Paraguay. Licensed since 2010. Education: Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Diplomáticas Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion (Lawyer). Contracts and Damages (Salamanca University, Spain 2010). Harvard Law School ( LL.M. Candidate). Corporate Law, Contracts, Civil and Commercial Law.Languages: Spanish and English.

Complete Legal Solutions For Your Clients:

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja (“PSTBN”) is one of the largest and most prestigious firms in Paraguay. Founded in 1968, the firm’s reputation stems from its commitment to serving the needs of clients in diversified areas of specialization. Over the last five decades PSTBN has been an active participant in legal innovation in Paraguay, advising the government on development strategies, working closely with the Congress in drafting and enacting new legislation, and has taken an active role in supporting university education.

PSTBN offers a broad range of legal services for clients involved in international and local transactions in Paraguay. Firm specialization includes mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, maritime and aviation, telecommunications, banking and international finance, mineral and oil exploration projects, labor relations, general civil litigation, taxation, counseling before local government agencies and legislative bodies, maquila projects, franchising and licensing agreements and intellectual property matters.

Representation in the courts and administrative agencies of the government is an important activity of PSTBN, as plaintiffs or defendants in landmark cases. The intellectual property department, supported by the latest technology, covers every aspect of trademark, copyright and patent practice and commercial use within Paraguay by foreign and local companies.

PSTBN specializes in foreign investments and taxation, and has published important reference books titled Paraguay, Laws and Economy, Commercial and Investment Law (Paraguay), Temas de Derecho Tributario (Tax Law Matters), Regimen de Maquila (Maquila Regime) and Ley 125/91 Comentado y Concordado (Tax Law 125/91).


PSTBN is a member of Lex Mundi, an exclusive networking network of independent law firms of the first level, which facilitates the exchange of professional information related to local and global practice and the development of law.

Salah S. Mattar

More than forty years of experience in all fields of law, indeed our firm has been providing legal services since 1966.

Our professional, honest and hardworking career has given us an excellent reputation in local cases and abroad.

You can see some of theses cases in the Cases Section.

We limit ourselves to two testimonies from two famous and renowned attorneys in Lebanese Legal History:

During a successful pleading before the criminal court of Beirut, and when he was young lawyer the late Attorney Abdallah Lahoud congratulated attorney Salah Mattar and predicted to him a successful future, either in law or in letters.

“Few lawyers are like Salah Mattar who can put language and literature at the service of the bar.”


  • LLB From Saint Joseph University

Has followed many seminars of arbitration, negotiations, and mediation.


Fluent in Arabic, English and French.


The firm advises, represents and assists its clients, natural or legal persons, from the development of the pre-litigation strategy, and assists them during all phases of the legal proceedings.

Close to his client, the Cabinet maintains with him a relationship of absolute trust, necessary to the resolution of the problems before him.

You will find here a presentation of the legal areas in which our firm officiates.

– Divorce and Family Law
– From child custody disputes to divorce proceedings, we will represent you on all fronts of family law.
– Family law includes the most emotionally charged aspects of the law as a whole.

Are you currently facing problems in your relationship and want to divorce? you want your rights respected? Are you trying to get child support, or custody of your child? Do you want to set up alternate custody?

Most of our business is focused on family law. We will be able to support you whatever the nature of your problem.

Real Estate Law:

Want to get a share of an estate or land? you want to have your property limited? Are you in trouble with your neighbour who is encroaching on your home? you want to claim a parcel? Do you want to sell a property?

Call our Cabinet who will advise you and implement the appropriate procedure.

Labour Law:

You are an employer and want to establish a contract of employment, a renewal of fixed-term contract, to sanction or to dismiss an employee in accordance with the rules, and not to expose you to a procedure before the Prud’-hommes?

Are you an employee and want to enforce your rights? to challenge a sanction or a dismissal? to know to which allowances you are entitled?

Our firm intervenes regularly before the social courts and will be able to advise you and support you in your steps.

Civil Law:

You have a dispute with a contract, and want to understand the terms? you have unpaid bills and want to make them pay? you want to establish a lease (commercial, professional, home)? you want to get paid for your rent, and get the eviction from the tenant?

Contact our Cabinet which will intervene immediately with the help of a bailiff.

Questions about our services? Contact us on 05 90 86 00 67.