Partners

Nelly UMUGWANEZA

-E-mail address: nelly.umugwaneza@advocarerwanda.com

-Mobile telephone number: +250 (78) 830 3447

 

Profile

Nelly holds a degree in laws, from the Université Libre de Kigali.

She served as legal analyst for R & Partners, beginning in February 2006. In June of the same year, she was admitted to the Kigali Bar Association and became a member of the Bar.

She is also a member of the East African Law Society.

She is qualified to practice as an Insolvency Administrator in Rwanda.

She is a certified arbitrator following successful completion of her training by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also one of the few arbitrators registered with the Kigali International Arbitration Centre.

She has undergone training in various areas related to the practice of law and has provided training in criminal law procedure, under the aegis of the Advocates Without Borders in Rwanda.

She has served as a consultant on various projects such as:

  1. “Developing the Business Licensing Inventory” (Project by International Finance Corporation)
  2. “Developing a synthesis of existing trade laws in the Great Lakes region” (Project by Initiative pour l’Afrique Centrale)
  3. Harmonization of laws in East Africa.

She is fluent in Kinyarwanda which is also her mother tongue, in French and has a working knowledge of English.

 

Natacha BUGONDO

 

-E-mail address: natacha.bugondo@advocarerwanda.com

-Mobile telephone number: +250 (78) 830 9625

 

Profile

Natacha holds a bachelor’s degree in laws from the Université Libre de Kigali.

Before partnering Nelly Umugwaneza at Advocare in 2012, she provided a wide array of legal services mainly through Cabinet RWANGA & Associés a law firm that she joined on 21st June 2006, a couple of weeks after her admission to the Bar in Rwanda

She is also a member of the East African Law Society.

While at Cabinet RWANGA & Associés, she provided services in company law, transportation law, administrative law, criminal law, Civil law, employment & labor law, alternative dispute resolution & litigation amongst other legal areas, to companies, organizations and individuals.

A part from legal services on behalf of Cabinet RWANGA & Associés, she has for her own clients, handled legal matters involving company law, property law, intellectual property law and family law amongst others, and has served as an advocate on some of the projects involving Civil law as area by Kigali Bar Association and by Advocates without Borders in Rwanda, involving Criminal law.

She is qualified to practice as an Insolvency administrator in Rwanda, and has an understanding on the workings of the common law system.

Her experience in company law, banking law, insurance law, contract law, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and her knowledge on capital markets, finance leasing amongst others have been enhanced through continuing legal education.

She is fluent in Kinyarwanda which is also her mother tongue, in French and has a working knowledge of English. She also speaks Swahili.