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About Fountain Advocates | Law Firm

We are an Africa Law Firm based in Rwanda with competent advocates, researchers and experienced associates providing world-class legal advisory and representation services.
Our Corporate Advisory, Transactions, Real Estate, Banking-Finance Sectors, Technology, Energy & Infrastructure globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.
Besides, research is our take and so, providing a well-researched advice or opinion to our clients like what is herein particularly requested for, is what makes our brains more comfortable and relaxed. So, we shall be glad to be allowed to put our brains at work.

We are professional and trustworthy in our dealings with each other as partners and associates, our clients and all other stake holders in our firm through putting professional ethics and integrity first.

We recognize that our future depends on the encouragement, development and recognition of our people – clients.

Furthermore, as a law firm in Rwanda and in this open business world, we recognize that clients require more services from their in-house lawyers teaming up with their external legal counsels than ever before.

Clients do not only expect external counsel or attorneys to provide impeccable advice and representation in courts, arbitral tribunals, but also lawyers they can trust and also expect to offer independent and unbiased advices and opinions, integrity and fidelity beyond question.

We base our practice on concrete assumption on such expectations and it is our goal to meet and even exceed them.

Why Choose us

We show respect towards each other and to others.
We are considerate and appreciate the contributions of all members of our team.
We recognize that our future depends on the encouragement, development and recognition of our people - clients.

General Business

Corporate Law

Mediation and Litigation

Commercial Law

IP Law

Labor Litigation

Banking Finance

Information Technology/E-commerce

Civil Litigation

10

Qualified Lawyers

544

Trusted Clients

1189

Successful Cases

101

Honors & Awards

Meet Our Attorneys

Each lawyer at Law firm focuses exclusively on civil matters, we have choosed our lawyers taking into account their experience and ability to handle all cases.

John Bosco BUGINGO

He is the Managing Partner of the firm, but also maintains an active practice in the corporate and commercial department of the firm. He has participated in and advised various local and international clients on routine and complex large transactional work for over 11 years. While an active litigator, he remains proactive in pursuing practical and cost saving solutions for clients through emphasis on alternative dispute resolution and mediation
John is a Board Director or Company Secretary to some noteworthy companies and provides guidance on corporate governance. Acted for and on behalf of clients on high value transactions involving large real estate and property development ventures including the development of commercial, residential housing estates and hotel in Rwanda.
M –Business Law from the University of Rwanda
B (Hons) Degree from the National University of Rwanda.
PGDLP- Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development

John Bosco BUGINGO
Managing Partner
Jean Baptiste UWIZEYIMANA

He brings young enthusiasm as an intelligent lawyer, backed by his solid academic performance, recognized by the University of Rwanda as one of the best graduates of the Law School (2014). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B, 2014) with Distinction, from University of Rwanda, College of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Law, former (NUR). He also holds a Post Diploma in Legal Practice, a degree which he obtained in 2015 from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (I.L.P.D), an institution which serves as a national, regional and continental center for reference for practical legal training, research and development of law as a full time student. At Fountain Advocates, his areas of interest and occupation in his daily activities include: Business and Commercial Law, Contract Law, Tax Law, Labor law,
Family law and Land related issues in general.
He spends his time in legal research about several matters involving Fountain Advocates on behalf of its Clients’ affairs. He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, the East African Law Society and he is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda and he is fluent in English, French and has working knowledge of Swahili.

Jean Baptiste UWIZEYIMANA
Partner
Emmanuel Turatsinze

Me Emmanuel Turatsinze is an Associate Attorney at Fountain Advocates and doubles as a law lecturer at University of Rwanda and National Police College (NPC), where he teaches business law courses. He is a certified mediator, distinguished business lawyer and a practicing member of Rwanda Bar Association and East African Law Society. He was a member of the Commission that worked with the Parliament to review of the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda of 04 June 2003. He served as a secretary of National Security Symposiums in 2015 and 2016. In his time in the UK, he successfully co-run the Manchester Entreprise project under the University of Manchester’s Legal Advice Center and Manchester Entreprise between the years 2016 and 2017.

Emmanuel holds:
Master’s degree (LL.M) in International Business and Commercial Law (with a first-class research thesis) from the University of Manchester, the UK;
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (DLP) 2015 from the institute of Legal Practice and Development;
Bachelor’s degree (LL.B) in Law (with first class honours) from the University of Rwanda.
His areas of interest include Business and Commercial law, Banking and Financial law, Contracts and Torts Law, Employment and Labour, Alternative Disputes Resolution and IP Law.

Emmanuel Turatsinze
Partner
Dr. Didas M. KAYIHURA

Didas is a Commissioner to The East African Competitions Authority (Arusha) and is the Rector of the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD). Before that, he was the Principal of College of Arts and Social sciences (University of Rwanda). Dean of the Faculty of Law (2007 – 2009) at The National University of Rwanda,. He was a partner and Head of Business and Commercial Chamber and a practitioner at the Fountain Law Chambers from 2008 to March 2013 before it was dissolved to form Fountain Advocates. He is one of the founding partners of Fountain Advocates and he is currently a partner and is still heading the Business and Commercial Law Department at Fountain Advocates. He holds;
Qualifications
A PhD holder (2015) at Utrecht University – The Netherlands. His PhD research topic was “Corporate Governance and the liability of Corporate Directors: The case of Rwanda”.
M – International Business Law from Utrecht University (2006)
B (Hons) Degree from the National University of Rwanda.

Dr. Didas M. KAYIHURA
Partner & Head, Business and Commercial Law Department

Our Law Firm

We base our practice on concrete assumption on such expectations and it is our goal to meet and even exceed them. Fountain Advocates is one of Rwanda’s leading law Firms and prides itself in having competent advocates, researchers and experienced associates providing world-class legal advisory and representation services.

Office Address

KG 9 AV, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone:  +250 (0) 788 493 975
Tel:       +250 (0) 788 495 778
Email:    info@fountainadvocates.rw

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19 September 2017
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