About Emmanuel



Me. Emmanuel RUKANGIRA is the founder and Senior Partner at RUKANGIRA Law Chambers.

He is a senior advocate in the Republic Of Rwanda, one of Rwanda’s topmost litigators, with about 30 years of practicing experience and has handled numerous landmark disputes at national, regional and international levels.

Today, Me. Rukangira mainly handles matters before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the High Court and other specialised Tribunals. He successfully defended Development Bank of Great Lakes, former Banque Commerciale du Rwanda, TELECEL Company in Congo, Union of banks in Congo, AKAGERA MOTORS, The New Times Publications, Kigali City, Gasabo District. to mention but a few and is currently counsel for Bank Of Kigali, Ltd, Rwanda Motors Ltd, SGES, I& M Bank Ltd, Access Bank Ltd Ecobank Rwanda Ltd, Novotel Hotel, Akagera Business Group Ltd, Engen Rwanda, Prime insurance, Among others.

Before that, Me. Rukangira was the public prosecutor of Kigali City and General advocate and the national Prosecutor of the Republic of Rwanda.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) (Hons) acquired from the University Of BANGUI – Central Africa, a Masters Degree in Business Law (LL.M) from the National University of OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso.

He is a certified Arbitrator by The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds various certificates in Internal and International Arbitration organized by International Institute of Law and Development (IDLI) in Senegal, Rule of Law and Independence of Judiciary organized by the USA State Department in Washington, DC and comparative approach on judicial reform, University of Ottawa in CANADA.

He is a Member of the:
• Rwanda Bar Association (RBA),
• The East African Law Society (EALS).
• Kigali International Arbitration Center (KIAC) As Arbitrator,
• Chartered Institute of Arbitration (Ciarb) of London.
• International Trademark Association (INTA).

Emmanuel has an excellent command of both French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda as well as a good understanding of English.