Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a Burundian law firm with an overriding goal to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment throughout Burundi since November 2001.


Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a member of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of independent law firms in Africa, a network that benefits from the expertise of DLA Piper Global by sharing knowledge, learning and training leading to the development of the legal profession in Africa.


Rubeya & Co-Advocates  includes ten lawyers: five partners, five associates, and eight support staff members. The team works together in a highly integrated manner to leverage expertise and experience for clients’ benefit.


As a result, our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures and are known for providing clients with pioneering solutions to the toughest legal challenges.

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  •   Yves Ntamashimikiro
  •   Partner
  •   Burundi
  •   T+ 257 22 24 89 10
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Summary Profile

Yves Ntamashimikiro is a partner at Rubeya & Co-Advocates. Yves joined the firm in January 2010 and advises foreign companies on establishing and investing in Burundi. He also advises on dispute resolution and litigation, business, contract, tax and employment law.

Yves has more than ten years' experience in consulting and advising on employment law disputes. He works alongside clients advising them in the management of their strategic operations, reorganisations, acquisitions, restructuring and layoffs.


  • Professional certificate, African International Centre for French Speaking Lawyers (CIFAF)
  • LLM (Private&Business Law, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
  • LLB


  • Burundi Bar Association
  • East African Law Society


  • Advising on the establishment of a concession agreement for a hydroelectric power plant.
  • Legal studies regarding the establishment of administrative and business centres of Bujumbura.
  • Conducting the collective dismissal process for an NGO with a workforce of 200 employees.
  • Management of the re-organisation of human resources in the context of post-acquisition restructuring for a large hotel in Bujumbura.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a hotel in Bujumbura.
  • Conducting the dissolution and liquidation of a coffee trading company.
  • Advising on the legal and statutory validity of a capital increase planned by an international shipping company.
  • Conducting a legal due diligence on a large pharmaceutical company on behalf of a regional bank prior to granting US$3 million loan.
  • Assisting a telecommunications client acquiring and registering 27 sites to implement antennas.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts on behalf of a major telecommunications operator.
  • Advising clients in disputes within various Burundi Courts (civil, commercial and criminal) on matters of business law, shareholder disputes and business litigation (breach or termination of contracts).
  • Advising on contractual disputes, shareholder disputes or liability arising out of banking regulations.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a large telecommunications company in Burundi.
  • Advising a multinational international transport client on two global litigation matters valued at US$1 million.
  • Advising a client in the micro finance sector on two global litigation matters valued at US$1 million.
  • Advising a construction company on two dispute cases valued at BIF2,5 billion.


  • Abus de Majorité dans les Sociétés Commerciales, 2000


  • French
  • English
  • Kirundi

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