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RUBEYA & Co-Advocates (DLA Piper Africa, Burundi) looks to the future with newly appointed Managing Partner

Bujumbura, 21/08/2023 - RUBEYA & Co-Advocates (DLA Piper Africa, Burundi) has announced the appointment of Ida Djuma as its Managing Partner. Ida succeeds Claver Nigarura with her appointment fortifying the firm's leadership team and position as a premier law firm in Burundi.

Ida brings a wealth of experience and expertise to RUBEYA & Co-Advocates (DLA Piper Africa, Burundi)’s management team. She served as Head of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration team from 2013 to 2018 and as Head of the Financial Services sector from 2018 to 2023. Ida is also a Board Member of the Capital Market Regulatory Authority of Burundi and a Member of the Bar council of Bujumbura. Her contribution to Burundi’s legal and business landscape has earnt her recognition as a Woman Leader, as acknowledged by IFLR1000 in 2022, in addition to her ranking as a Leading Lawyer by global legal directory Chambers & Partners in 2023.

"I am honored to accept the role of Managing Partner at RUBEYA & Co-Advocates," expressed Ida Djuma. "I am eager to collaborate with my fellow partners and colleagues to further enhance the firm's offering in Burundi, while upholding our founding principles to deliver exceptional legal services to our esteemed clients."

With her profound understanding of the local and regional business landscape, coupled with her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, Ida is ideally positioned to lead RUBEYA & Co-Advocates towards a promising future. She will proudly carry the flag of DLA Piper Africa's values and vision, working closely with the broader regional and global teams of legal and business services professionals to ensure the highest level of service and expertise is consistently maintained.

"Ida has been an exceptional colleague over the past 12 years and has made a considerable impact. I have no doubt that she will excel in this new role," stated Claver Nigarura.

Whilst stepping away from the Managing Partner role, Claver remains with the firm as a practising Senior Partner.


Arsène Bayubahe

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