Anita Mugeni

Partner

Anita Mugeni

Managing Partner

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Anita is one of the founding partners of MRB. She is a senior member of the Rwanda Bar Association, with a great training and experience in the civil law system. Anita possess an LLB degree from the National University of Rwanda (NUR, 1996), an LLM, FUSL- Universite Catholique de Louvain (2005). 


Anita is a senior advocate who started her legal practice as an advocate in 1998, working her way up as one of the most prolific commercial and litigation attorneys in Rwanda. She has worked on many commercial transaction advisory cases including dispute resolution, due diligences and insolvencies. 


She has held positions of responsibility as she served as acting President of the Rwanda Bar Association (RBA), as dean and council member of RBA, as well as council member of the East African Law Society, as member of Panafrican lawyers Union, as well the International Bar Association, Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, Managing Partner of MRB Attorneys, Commissioner of the public service commission and commissioner of National Consultative committee on EAC Political Federation. 


Anita has a strong grounding in Kinyarwanda and French, and a proficient command of English. She brings over two decades of extensive experience in legal practice and academia, having taught law at the National University of Rwanda, the Independent University of Kigali (ULK), and the Institute of Legal Practice & Development (ILPD) to MRB. 


Anita was appointed as Judge to the East African Court of Justice, Appellate Division, in 2021, marking a pivotal milestone in her illustrious career. Her elevation to the position of Vice President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in 2023 stands as a testament to her exemplary leadership and judicial acumen.

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