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Calvin Mitali

Calvin Mitali

Partner, Equity Juris Chambers

Calvin is a corporate and commercial attorney with extensive experience in Rwandan corporate law. He regularly acts as counsel to private and public operators, including banks, private equity funds and energy companies on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, project finance, notes issuance, project due diligence and general legal and regulatory compliance. Calvin also provides general tax advice with the main focus on corporate taxation including international tax treaties. He also assists clients in connection with legal audits and disputes with the regulating authorities.

His experience covers a range of sectors including financial services, real estate, energy and natural resources, aviation, manufacturing and consumer goods and retail.

Experience has included advising:

  • An international investor regarding structuring and negotiation of a joint venture project for the building of a multi-million dollar high nutrient food factory involving IFC, WFP and Government of Rwanda
  • Several international financial institutions regarding the financing of the acquisition of Boeing and Airbus aircrafts by RwandAir
  • Two European financial institutions regarding the financing of a forestry company in Rwanda
  • Several international financial institutions regarding multi-million dollar mergers and / or acquisitions relating to several Rwandan banks and insurance companies
  • Several international and local financial institutions regarding a syndicated financing of Rwanda’s biggest Cement manufacturer for construction of a new cement plant
  • Government of Rwanda regarding all the legal and regulatory aspects relating to the issuance of a multi-million dollar bond
  • A regional bank and two other local banks regarding a multi-million dollar financing of a 4 star hotel in Kigali
  • Several multinational investors in Rwanda regarding various energy projects involving hydro, peat and methane
  • Several lenders regarding the financing of the new Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda
  • An international telecom company regarding a multi-million dollar public-private partnership project with the Government of Rwanda for the creation of joint venture to design, finance, develop, construct, own, operate and maintain a national 4G/LTE wireless access network in Rwanda

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the Rwanda Bar (2008)


  • Institute of Legal Practice and Development, Diploma in Legal Practice (2016)
  • University of Warwick, LL.M. (2006)
  • National University of Rwanda, LL.B. (1998)

Prior Experience

  • 2008 - Present Equity Juris Chambers, Partner
  • 2001 - 2007      Rwanda Investment & Export promotion Agency, Legal Advisor
  • 1999 - 2000      National Prosecution Department, Prosecutor


  • Rwanda Bar Association
  • East African Law Society