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Despite its compact size, Mabushi Chambers¬†is a ‚Äėtier-one firm‚Äô noted for its ‚Äėbroad client base‚Äô. The team handles a comprehensive range of corporate finance, dispute resolution, employment, IP and real estate law, with particular expertise in agriculture and foreign investment matters. Augustin Mabushi, who heads the international practice, has strong experience in regulatory issues and arbitration.

Rubeya & Co - Advocates, which is the Burundi member of the DLA Piper Africa alliance, is a firm fixture on cross-border transactions and it also handles regulatory and contentious matters. On the corporate finance side, managing partner Claver Nigarura advised a global bank on a loan agreement. On the regulatory front, senior associate Ange-Dorine Irakoze advised a regional NGO on policy and foreign investment matters. Chairman Willy Rubeya is highly sought after for energy and infrastructure projects.

Mkono & Co. Advocates’ Burundi office draws upon its Tanzania headquarters and associate offices in Rwanda and Uganda to provide strong transactional coverage of the East Africa region. Alice Nijimbere is recommended in Bujumbura.

At Ncuti Law Firm & Consultancy, commercial matters, including litigation, provide the bulk of instructions. Managing partner Horace Ncutiyumuheto has a solid track record in procurement, regulatory and employment law.

Shonubi, Musoke, Gilbert & Partners is best known for its expertise in the financial services, mining and transport spheres, and is able to draw on its strategic global alliance with Norton Rose Fulbright to provide significant cross-border capability. Gilbert Nibigirwe is noted for banking and finance matters.

Trust Juris Chambers, which handles a broad range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters, acts for an impressive roster of local and foreign clients, including AG Energies, Usan Burundi and Tanganyika Mining. Key contacts include managing partner Abdoul Mtoka and litigation head Elliot Njejimana.

Legal Solution Chambers has a diverse practice, with solid skill sets in employment and corporate matters. Managing partner Happy Ntwari and firm co-founder René-Claude Madebari are the names to note.

Nibitegeka Advocates has a strong reputation for IP law. It also has significant experience in TMT, international trade and employment matters. Cyriaque Nibitegeka is a key figure.

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  • Communiqu√© on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (‚Äú CMB ‚ÄĚ) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft Communiqu√© on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the Communiqu√© on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (‚Äú Communiqu√© ‚ÄĚ), on October 3, 2019. The Communiqu√© entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (‚ÄúFTS‚ÄĚ) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept.¬†
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
  • CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the ‚ÄúDanish Beneficial Ownership Cases‚ÄĚ, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‚Äėcentre of life test‚Äô in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of¬† ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan ¬† [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess ¬†Surinder Singh ¬†cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a¬† sole representative visa ¬†is not ‚Äúa¬† majority shareholder in the overseas business‚ÄĚ.

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