The Rubeya & Co-Advocates Corporate practice advises local and international companies

already represented in Burundi and those wanting to establish local operations,

on corporate matters and compliance with the country’s company legal and regulatory framework.

Our mandate for foreign companies extends from advising on establishing representative offices in Burundi to being involved in M&A transactions. The Corporate team works closely with the other teams of the firm.

As a member of DLA Piper Africa we have the collective international backing and experience of DLA Piper’s Corporate lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific,Europe and the Middle East, as well as firms throughout Africa. Through this association with DLA Piper, we draw first-hand knowledge and global expertise to translate international legal and business trends into commercial solutions that produce results alighted to your strategic objectives.

At Rubeya & Co-Advocates, we advise on a wide variety of corporate issues including:

Mergers & Acquisitions: 

  • Structuring and acquisition due diligence, 
  • Acquisitions,
  • Sale of companies or assets,
  • Mergers, demergers, joint ventures, 
  • Shareholder agreements,

Cross-border Acquisitions: 

  • Assisting clients with cross border acquisitions (working with international offices), 
  • Advising international companies on their acquisitions in Burundi,


  • Expertise in the regulation of state-owned companies, 
  • Expertise in special sector regulation (banks, insurers, microfinance, energy, transport, cooperative sector),

Company Law: 

  • Profit sharing for managers and employees; and employee saving schemes Private fund raising,

Company Regulations: 

  • Corporate governance, 
  • Corporate risk and compliance,


  • Shareholder disputes and disputes concerning acquisitions, 
  • Disputes in connection with insolvency proceedings


Global know-how – our corporate and commercial lawyers draw on local expertise and our global knowledge base to translate international legal and business trends into pragmatic advice.

Cross-border reach – we project manage complex cross-border corporate activity through our national and international network; you benefit from a single point of contact with a trusted local adviser who understands your business and objectives.

Extensive experience – we work with many of Burundi’s leading companies and emerging companies,a large number of international businesses, as well as private investors, financial institutions and private equity groups across a wide range of industries.

Commercial solutions – we work in partnership with you to provide practical corporate and commercial legal advice that will produce results aligned to your strategic objectives.

For further informations on corporate, please contact us.


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