Associate Attorney at Bennani & Associés Rwanda Ltd

1 Associate Attorney at Bennani & Associés Rwanda Ltd
Associate Attorney

Bennani & Associés Rwanda Ltd | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-23 | Deadline: 2024-06-22

About Job Vacancy:

Job title: Associate Attorney

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Position type: Full time (with an initial probation)

About Bennani & Associes:

Bennani & Associés is a leading independent pan-African law firm of choice for international clientele operating in Africa recognized for its high-quality services and its tailor-made advice at the level of the standards of the largest international firms, Bennani & Associés has today seven offices in the most important areas and sectors in North Africa, West Africa and Central Africa including Rwanda.

As part of its human resource development plans, the firm would like to recruit an associate attorney for the Rwanda office.

Job Description:

The candidate will serve as a generalist in the office with responsibilities including, among other things, routine and complex contract drafting, review and negotiation, litigation support and management, legal research support, dispute resolution, handling filings with regulatory authorities and legal advice on regulatory procedures and practices.

The candidate will work closely with a supervising Partner, who shall assign the day-to-day duties which will involve a wide range of matters reflecting the complex and diverse commercial matters handled by Bennani & Associés, including but not limited to the following:

  • Analyze and help prepare and negotiate contracts, corporate organizational documents, legal opinions and other documents needed to carry out the firm’s objectives.
  • Under the direction of a supervising Partner, advise clients on legal issues, as requested.
  • Under the direction of a supervising Partner, research and provide information concerning legal and policy issues of concern to the firm in areas such as contracts, regulatory issues, civil procedure, and other matters.
  • Assist with conducting due diligence; work with a supervising Partner on corresponding investigations as needed.
  • Assist the designated Partner with pursuing alternative dispute resolution, pursuing and defending litigation, and settling outstanding matters. Assist in preparing briefs, complaints, answers and replies, and make appearances and motions as needed. Present evidence at administrative hearings in cases of moderately complex issues, under the direction of a supervising Partner.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in law recognized in Rwanda, or equivalent (a master’s degree in commercial/business law would be an added advantage).
  • Diploma in legal practice recognized in Rwanda, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience doing legal work either in Rwanda or abroad.
  • Must be a Rwandan national.
  • Must be a member of the Rwanda Bar Association.

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and good command of verbal and written Kinyarwanda and French would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable versatility in the use of information and communication technology (MS office applications and tech-savvy).

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and propose solutions.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated person able to work with minimal supervision.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates are invited to submit their application enclosed with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic and professional qualifications and other relevant work certificates not later than 22 June 2024 at 12 PM, to:


Subject Line: Application for Associate Attorney Position

Bennani & Associes is committed to diversity in the workplace. We offer a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits package.

We look forward to welcoming a new team member who shares our commitment to excellence and exceptional service!

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.