01 Jun 2023
We are delighted to announce the launch of Ciarb Rwanda Branch on 2 June 2023.
Ciarb Rwanda Branch Chair, Athanase Rutabingwa FCIArb, says, "The launch of Ciarb Rwanda Branch is the first step in establishing training and networking opportunities on a domestic basis for our dispute resolution professionals. Better access to training will give added impetus to the development of our fast-growing community. There are currently just over 390 dispute resolution professionals in Rwanda, a fifth of whom are already members of Ciarb Rwanda Branch.”
On 8 and 9 June 2023, Ciarb Rwanda Branch is collaborating with Ciarb Nigeria Branch to deliver an inaugural Introduction to International Arbitration course, leading to eligibility for Ciarb Associate membership. The course is suitable for both local and international trainees.
Ciarb Rwanda Branch aims to:
Catherine Dixon, Ciarb's Director General, says, “We are delighted to launch a Ciarb Branch in Rwanda and welcome Rwanda as our 43rd Branch to join our global network. I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank everyone involved with creating the Branch and wish Ciarb’s latest Branch every future success.”
Profile of Ciarb Rwanda Branch Chair:
Athanase Rutabingwa FCIArb is one of the founding Partners of MRB Attorneys, which was set up in 2013, and is a Fellow of Ciarb. Athanase joined the Rwanda Bar Association in 2000 and served as its President from 2011 to 2015. He is highly qualified in dispute resolution mechanisms, litigation in commercial law, banking, labour law, land law, and transport law.
Athanase has served as a Council Member of the East African Law Society and as the sitting President of the Conference International des Barreaux (CIB). In addition, he is a lecturer at Rwanda's Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD).
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