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Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory

Our lawyers have strong expertise in the management and monitoring of contentious issues, assessment of legal risks and harms, defining legal strategies, preservation of evidence and the monitoring of the execution of judgments.

We work as business partners with clients to identify and execute the most advantageous solutions either by the prosecution or the defense of litigation or arbitration proceedings, or by other methods such as mediation.

Experience has included advising:

  • An international organisation on several labor disputes before the labor inspection (Inspection du travail et de la Sécurité Sociale).
  • Private companies in disputes before various Burundian courts (civil and commercial) on matters of business law and corporate litigation (breach or termination of contracts).
  • A multinational international transport company on a global litigation matter valued at USD3.2 million.
  • An oil company on a global litigation matter valued at BIF1 billion.
  • A local bank on a global litigation matter valued at BIF650 million.
  • A telecommunication company on a global matter valued at BIF661 million

Mobile money in Africa: Access, regulations and risks

This article discusses how mobile money in Africa has opened access to the previously unbanked, and looks at the role regulators are playing to mitigate the money laundering risks associated with mobile money.

The inadvertent rise of digital transactions in Zimbabwe

This article will trace the history of currency use in Zimbabwe, tracking Zimbabwe’s movement from relative monetary stabilization following independence, to its crippling hyperinflation, abandonment of the Zimbabwean dollar, adoption of a multi-currency system and ultimately how the evolution of the currency regime has led to the rise of fintech methods of transacting on the back of a cashless society’s desperate need to adapt to debilitating shortages of cash in the economy.