Advocate | Partner | International Trade Expert | Business Lawyer

Richard is a member and advocate of the Rwandan Bar Association and the East African Law Society. He has been practising law since 2005, working with prominent law firms across Africa, including the Republic of South Africa, Cameroon and Rwanda.

Richard is a holder of a Post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice & Development, Nyanza, Rwanda, a Certificate in Applied Risk Management from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, a holder of an LLM in Mercantile Law from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, LLB from the Anglo-Saxon University of Buea, Cameroon.

Richard has amassed a vast wealth of experience working within respected law firms on different legal issues of considerable complexity across areas of law such as international trade law, international tax law, consumer protection law, civil law, complex contracts and deals, company law, procurement and infrastructural law, investment law, mergers & acquisitions, cross-border dispute resolution, international contracts, etc.

Richard equally currently offers legal representation and assistance to clients in court proceedings in civil and commercial matters, including preparation and filing of pleadings, and making appearances in court. He also manages the regulatory and compliance activities of our clients.

He has authored several professional and academic articles which have been published in world class law journals, including an article in Surrey Law Working Papers, Short Notes, Issue 3, 2013, titled “Problems Relating to the Place of Performance for Payment of Damages and the Admissibility of Setoff Claims under Article 74 CISG” listed on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) website among other research on the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods (CISG).

Richard has also published an MPRA paper titled, “Executive Remuneration as an Aspect of Corporate Governance under OHADA’s Corporate System” accessible at:

Richard is equally a contributor in the Lawyer Online. He has made a remarkable contribution on the topic, “Should Cross-Border Legal Practice Be Allowed in the East African Community (EAC)? His contribution on that topic is accessible here .