Aceris Law’s Rwanda Arbitration Lawyers Desk is a dedicated team of lawyers at Aceris Law, a specialised international arbitration law firm, which accompanies clients involved in arbitrations concerning Rwanda, i.e., where Rwandan law applies, a contract is executed in Rwanda, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Rwanda, or the Rwandan State or a Rwandan State entity is involved.
Aceris Law’s Harvard, Oxford and Sorbonne trained lawyers are admitted to bars of Western Europe, Eastern Europe and North America and have significant prior experience dealing with commercial, construction and investment treaty arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, ICDR, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned Rwanda and neighbouring States.
We maintain permanent access to offices in Kigali to meet and work with clients, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Rwanda Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Rwandan jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English. William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris Law is an American and French national, admitted to the New York and Washington bars and a former member of the Paris Bar, who previously worked in Rwanda and has fifteen years of experience in the field of international arbitration. Dr. Marie-Camille Pitton is an internationally-educated French arbitration special counsel at Aceris Law, registered as an attorney in New York and registered at the Versailles Bar with over a decade of experience in international arbitration.
Our Rwanda Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Rwandan lawyers, who are involved depending on the specific needs of a given arbitration. This ensures that our clients obtain the best arbitration legal representation while also maintaining cost-effectiveness for arbitrations involving Rwanda.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Rwanda, Central Africa and East Africa. For example, the lawyers of Aceris Law’s Rwanda Arbitration Lawyers Desk acted as counsel in a dispute between European and a company from Rwanda regarding a construction project subject to Rwandan law. We have also provided legal representation to an East African client serving as a contractor in cross-border construction projects, provided legal advice regarding an expropriation claim concerning an East African State and have served as counsel in a public international law dispute involving a neighbouring State. Aceris Law has served as counsel in multiple other commercial arbitrations between African and European companies.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Rwanda, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Rwanda are handled efficiently, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills, which are important for the successful outcome of an international arbitration.
To learn more about Aceris’ Rwanda Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.