Litigation & Regulatory


Rubeya & Co-Advocates Dispute Resolution practice is one of the strongest in Burundi. Our qualified dispute resolution lawyers are experienced specialists in litigation, arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution methods.

Our Dispute Resolution team in Burundi is supported by DLA Piper’s Litigation and Arbitration group, which has over 1,400 dispute resolution lawyers globally. This association means we are able to manage your dispute matters anywhere in the world. In cross-border disputes, you will work through a single point of contact with your trusted Rubeya &Co-Advocates dispute resolution lawyer in Burundi.

Wherever disputes arise, whatever issues your organization faces, we are ideally placed to assist you.


Our dispute Resolution team has a high reputation in the management and monitoring of contentious issues, assessment of legal risks and harms, the definition of legal strategy, preservation of evidence and the monitoring of the execution of judgments.

The firm has twelve years of experience in this field, and has a good understanding of the complexity of the procedures and interpretation of laws.

Our lawyers will work as business partners with you to identify and execute the most advantageous solutions either by the prosecution or the defense of litigation or arbitration proceedings, or by other methods, such as mediation.

We use leading–edge technology to manage disputes.

Our main goal is to help clients avoid litigation whenever possible. When litigation is unavoidable, we take into account the business goals of a client when assessing legal risk, business and reputation. Litigation can be expensive and divert precious resources the main activity of the company. Our lawyers specialize in identifying the right approach to disputes in order to influence the outcome more positively and manage risk more effectively. They will develop the optimal procedural tactics or creative approach to regulation.

We focus on providing the highest level of customer service and reduce levels of uncertainty over the outcome and cost. Our goal is to ensure that your issue is dealt with properly and effectively by lawyers with appropriate experience to ensure both the best performance and most cost effective result.

Be part of DLA Piper also gives us access to a wealth of expertise, experience and know-how worldwide. Our systems and processes for managing sophisticated knowledge provides immediate access to international best practices and case law, and a global database of important cases of dispute.


We support our clients by appearing in the tribunals, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Our expertise extends to advising and representing clients in the following disputes:

1. Aviation: we act for airlines, particularly in relation to Commercial disputes;

2. Commercial litigation: We act for corporate in commercial related disputes between disputes concerning the interpretation of agreements and breach of contract and damages claims resulting from the breach of the terms of agreements.

3. Construction: Our lawyers provide legal services to clients of various construction companies based in Burundi. The firm assists the construction companies in litigation.

4. Hotels: The firm has a strongexpertise in the resolution ofdisputes arising in connection with the execution of different types of contracts and legal risk assessment, always trying to measure the appropriateness of using an amicable solution.

Our lawyers also support hotels in drafting employment contracts with their future employers and complex clauses.

5Petroleum and Oil: Our lawyers assist and represent the oil storage companies in nearly all jurisdictions;

6. Telecommunications: Our lawyers assist and represent companies of Telecommunications before the agency that regulates and controls telecommunications (ARCT) and all jurisdictions.

Our firm can act on:

  • Administrative litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Litigation Insurance
  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Public Law and Environmental Litigation
  • Transactions, conciliations, mediations
  • Arbitration
  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Industrial Risks;


Chambers and Partners rank Rubeya & Co-Advocates in Band 1, General Business Law.

Clients commend "the precision and professionalism of their work."

Interviewees describe managing partner Willy Rubeya as "a young and dynamic lawyer" in the commercial law marketHe is especially talented acting on infrastructure project mandates, and also maintains experience in the telecoms and mining sectors.

Claver Nigarura receives plaudits for being "very bright and very thoughtful" and "a good lawyer who is really up-and-coming and has quickly carved out a name for himself in the market." He possesses valuable experience in litigation and advising on corporate matters.

For more information about our LITIGATION AND REGULATORY practice and services, please contact:

Ida Djuma                                                                         

Ida Djuma                                                                                              Chrisostome Nsabimana

Practice Head                                                                                          Associate

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This information is published for general information purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to any particular situation.Rubeya & Co-advocates will accept no responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this publication.


28, rue de l’industrie, Building Paride Sella

PO BOX 202, Bujumbura

T : +257 22 24 89 10

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 Rubeya & Co-advocates is a member of DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of legal practices.


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