Emmanuel Butare


Emmanuel Butare

Managing Partner



Butare is one of the founding Partners of MRB Attorneys. He holds an LLB (Hons) of the National University of Rwanda (NUR), an LLM from the University of Ottawa, a Postgraduate Diploma in legal Practice of the Institute of Legal Practice & Development, and a Certificate in Global Arbitration from Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota, USA in conjunction with the International School of Business Studies, Queen Mary University, London. 

He has worked as a Principal State Attorney at the Rwandan Ministry of Justice. Butare has handled big cases through litigation, mediation and Arbitration. He also served as a Secretary to the Commission on out-of-court settlement of disputes against the government of Rwanda. He was part of the team that negotiated the Declaration for the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area negotiations between the EAC, COMESA and SADC.

Butare has been involved in different high-profile advisory work including insolvency as receiver for SOPROTEL Ltd. He has got vast experience in legal research, training management and academia, having worked as a Lecturer and consultant with the National University of Rwanda and as a trainer for the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD).

He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, the East Africa Law Society where he serves as a council member and Vice President – Strategic Litigation. He is also a member of the Pan African Lawyers Union.

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