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Rubeya & Co-Advocates provides clients with quality legal advice embedded with local and cross-border best practice. The firm has a multidisciplinary team with in-depth knowledge of the Burundian market and its characteristics.

With several strengths and opportunities, the Burundian economy will continue to grow thanks to the mining potential for peat, limestone, nickel, coltan, phosphates, vanadium, carbonatites, and other minerals as well as exploitable hydropower potential. Our firm aims at working alongside clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment throughout Burundi.

We advise national, regional and international companies, investors, financial institutions, public entities and governments on all legal aspects of their most important commercial ventures. In addition, our teams work together seamlessly and possess thorough knowledge of the legal, economic and political environment specific to East Africa, allowing us to deliver advice to a diversified range of clients.

DLA Piper Africa

DLA Piper Africa operates in 20 countries across the continent, offering unrivalled local skill and presence, backed by the resources of one of the world's largest law firms. The wider global Africa team is based in key hubs such as London, New York, Paris, Washington D.C., Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing.

DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper.

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More than eighteen years of experience...

Rubeya & Co-Advocates began with an idea that Willy Rubeya, Chairperson, had back in 2000.

The firm came to fill the gap that existed in the Burundian legal market which was lacking solid legal services in the field of business law. Business law and practice within large local law firms was not the main concern at that time.

In a continuing effort to offer services adapted to client’s needs, our firm has grown to include teams with proven expertise in several matters.

Rubeya & Co-Advocates leadership

Ida Djuma
Ida Djuma Rubeya & Co-AdvocatesBujumbura

DLA Piper Africa Chair and Managing Partner

James Kamau
James Kamau IKM AdvocatesNairobi
Peter Somekh
Peter Somekh DLA PiperDubai
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