Denis Roumestan

Dr. Denis Roumestan has been practicing as a bilingual (English/French) and bijural (Common Law/civil law) Attorney for more than 43 years in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.

As a Canadian international business lawyer, Dr. Roumestan was very instrumental in the restructuring of the Rwandan banking sector. In collaboration with NATIONAL BANK OF RWANDA, Dr. Roumestan was the lead consultant in several important files, such as the restructuring of (a) BACAR, (b) of BCDI and its purchase by ECOBANK, (c) of URWEGO and its agreement with OPPORTUNITY BANK, (d) of BANQUE POPULAIRE DU RWANDA into a commercial bank and the purchase of part of its capital by RABO BANK (NL), among others. He was also the first to draft a syndicated loan agreement in Rwanda.

As a Senior International Consultant, Dr. Roumestan designed and set up the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Nyanza, of which he was the first interim Director. He led several USAID funded projects in Rwanda to improve the legislative process, train Deputies, Senators and Government staff on legislative drafting, and to provide an assessment report and a compendium on the HIV/AIDS legal framework. He was also the Chief of Party of a 10-million USAID funded Tetra Tech project (Capacity Building for Responsible Minerals Source – CBRMT) aimed at formalizing artisanal mining in Eastern DR Congo in collaboration with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). He also assisted Justice & Equity, a Canadian foundation, in its fight against human trafficking in DR Congo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Senegal and Ghana.

With a Ph.D. in Law and a B.A. in History, Dr. Roumestan has been lecturing and directing research papers in universities in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has also set up the Center for Comparative Law in Africa with the Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Dr. Roumestan is now Senior International Consultant with MRB Attorneys.

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Phionah Ishimwe

Phiona holds a Bachelor of laws (LLB) from the University of Rwanda, a Postgraduate
Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice & Development (ILPD).
She is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association and the East African Law Society. She
has experience in litigation, drafting and legal research. Phionah is a native speaker of
Kinyarwanda and English.

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Jackson Zimurinda


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Jackson is a Lawyer with experience in offering legal advice and support to a wide range of clients.

He possesses a bachelor degree in law from University of Rwanda
(UR) and Post Graduate Diploma in legal practice from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD). He is an advocate at Rwanda Bar Association and a member of the Eastern African Law Society (EALS). Jackson is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda and he is fluent in both French and English.

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LOUIS DE GONZAGUE

Louis de Gonzague holds a Bachelor’s Degree majored in management from Independent University of Kigali- Gisenyi Branch. He worked with Ministry of Education as a Teacher 2000, worked as a District accountant Local in KAYOVE District from 2001-2005. He also worked for a coffee processing company SOCR from 2006-2013 as an Accountant. From 2014-2016  he worked as an Assistant accountant of  KZNOIR ( R ) ltd and its company portfolios ( SOCOR ltd, KARENGERA COFFEE ltd and CAFERWA ltd ) and later as a Finance Manager . 

Today, He is a consultant in charge of finance and administration in MRB Attorneys.

He is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda, Fluent in English with a good command of English and Swahili.

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Liliane Mutamba

Ms. Liliane holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business administration in Accounting from Adventist university of central Africa(AUCA)

Liliane was an accountant at Remera investment and Global hail for trading (RIGHT LTD) she also worked at ATX Technology as an Assistant accounting.

She is currently working as a Finance Officer at MRB Attorneys Ltd

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MUKANJISHI SPECIOZA

Specioza holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B, Hons) from the University of Rwanda, A Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD).

Specioza is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association & the East African Law Society. She gets daily exposure working on different assignments including legal research, drafting related legal documents and other legal assignments within the firm.

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Isaac Rwapasika

Isaac holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Rwanda, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice & Development (ILPD).

Isaac is an advocate of the Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) as well as a member of the East African Law Society (EALS).

Isaac’s areas of practice include corporate and commercial law, Intellectual property, Tax advisory, Labor& Land Law, and Litigation.

He is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda and fluent in English.

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Martine Ruboneka

Martine holds a diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Davis College and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance at Kigali Independent University.

Martine has been in the business world for more than a year as a sales Executive at AFRI TRADE RWANDA.

She is currently working at MRB Attorneys Ltd as the Front desk manager and Assistant accountant.

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MUNYANEZA REMY

Remy Munyaneza holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Rwanda and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice & Development (ILPD).

He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, the East African
Law Society and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. Remy is a professional trained mediator and is a notary as well.

Remy has acquired great experience in litigation, arbitration, mediation and advisory work having handled for more than ten years numerous criminal, commercial, labor, civil and many other cases. He has got great experience in criminal investigation having participated in big investigations. He is a trainer for the Rwanda Bar Association and a
member of the Rwanda Bar Association legal commission. Remy is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda, fluent in French and English and has a good command of Swahili.

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HERBERT RUBASHA

Herbert is one of the founding Partners of MRB. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the National University of Rwanda, a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Pretoria – South Africa; a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from the London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Cert.  CIArb.)

Even before joining MRB Attorneys, Herbert had been involved in Commercial and Corporate transactions advisory assignments involving legal research, negotiations, and legal audits; due diligences, drawing and analysis of security instruments as well as creation of securities for Banks and other financial institutions in Rwanda.

Herbert has extensively negotiated businesses involving International Transactions, participated and led the Rwandan Government delegation in the negotiations relating to the harmonization of  the East Africa Community (EAC) Commercial laws. He has negotiated Joint Ventures for local and International companies, supply contracts, Labour agreements and many others.

Herbert has also done work on the national, regional and international human rights reporting regimes. Herbert has also taught Law at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) and the Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK).  He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, the East African Law Society (EALS) and the Pan African Lawyers Union.

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