Companies, organisations, investment banks and financial institutions rely heavily on commercially realistic legal advice to be delivered expeditiously in line with their business strategies. Recognised as a corporate and commercial boutique law firm, R L C provides to local clients as well as clients across various jurisdictions on all aspects of corporate and commercial matters, ranging from the structuring of a company, executing M&As, assisting in complex cross-border financings to attending all legal matters which may affect by near or by far the business of a company.
Raising funds is an important aspect for the survival of a company. Securities offerings and listings are complex and require innovative solutions to keep pace with the stringent disclosure requirements in the increasingly competitive markets for capital. R L C provides a wide range of services to clients across various jurisdictions with respect to their listings on the Stock Exchange of Rwanda or for their secondary listings, whether in relation to equity securities or debt securities, or even in respect of structured products. R L C also advises on other forms of capital raising, through the setting up of private equity and investment funds, initial public offerings and private placements.
Privacy matters when it comes to protecting personal data and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has radically reshaped the way in which data must be handled across various sectors.
Our firm offers complete legal advice on all areas of data privacy in line with the Data Protection Act 2017 and GDPR in an attempt to secure data from a broad range of international businesses regulated under the laws of Rwanda, including representations before the Data Protection Commissioner in case of infringement of data privacy.
Keeping up with the myriad of employment laws is critical to employers, failing which, non-compliance can prove to be costly to their businesses and reputation.
Our firm provides legal advice on all areas of employment law, including the drafting of tailor-made employment contracts, code of practice and grievance procedures to reflect the needs of each client in line with the local legislations. The firm also assists clients before disciplinary committees, the Commission for Conciliation and Mediation, and before the Industrial Court in the event of litigation.
Effective wealth management is a must for high-net worth individuals who wish to mitigate taxes and protect their assets.
The firm provides a wide range of services ranging from the creation of trusts to ad hoc advice on the administration of trusts, regulatory requirements, duties and obligations of trustees, and financing of trusts.
Non-compliance with the legal regulatory framework in Rwanda can be very expensive to clients operating in the financial services sector.
As a trusted connoisseur in this arena, R L C provides up to the minute advice to companies in the financial industry to help them minimize their regulatory risks and adapt their businesses to the industry’s fast evolving laws and regulations. We advise and guide our clients through the labyrinth of legislation, regulations, rules and best practice codes that affects them. By keeping on top of these laws and regulations, our firm retains its competitive advantage in an ever-changing landscape.
Be it innovation, ideas, designs, products or identities, we protect them.
The firm deals with all aspects of intellectual property rights and provides a full range of services to clients, including assistance with the registration of intellectual property rights with the Industrial Property Office in Rwanda, advice on franchising and licensing, and representations before the Industrial Property Office for all types of intellectual property claims.
Resolving disputes are becoming more complex and challenging in this globalised world.
Challenge Accepted is our firm’s signature. We are a team with innovative thinking and strategy to assist clients on the most challenging disputes, ranging from commercial to insolvency matters.
The firm’s lawyers regularly appear before the various courts in Rwanda, including the Supreme Court, as well as tribunals.
Building for the future generations requires unwavering focus and strategic legal advice.
The firm regularly advises on complex local and international projects from their development to their completion, including assistance to clients with structuring their finances and writing the necessary legal agreements for projects in the infrastructure, mining, real estate and energy sectors.
Businesses operating on an international level need to constantly adapt to the market conditions, otherwise they run the risk of facing failure.
R L C has unparalleled experience in this area and has been involved in multiple local and cross border insolvency proceedings. It has also been called upon to restructure companies on the verge of insolvency and has advised on restructuring tools such as scheme of arrangements, company voluntary arrangements and other significant insolvency processes.
In terms of customer due diligence, the compliance team of the firm provides the following assistance/support:
For risk profiling, we ensure that clients are able to manage their different risks while meeting their financial and corporate objectives. Our risk profiling service includes the following:
The Financial Services Commission aims at ensuring that the nature of business of the licensees has not changed since the date of establishment of their businesses. The compliance team of R L C can provide clients with the following services to meet this on-going requirement of the Financial Services Commission:
The firm’s training programs are tailor made to meet licensees’ requirement in terms of internal procedures, compliance weaknesses which they wish to eliminate and regulatory updates and development in anti-money laundering (“AML”) and compliance.
The compliance team of the firm conducts in-house training on procedures of licensees and also on AML development locally and internationally.
In order to help licensees to keep all their records in accordance with applicable laws, the firm proposes to:
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