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About Abayo & Co. Advocates

Abayo & Co. Advocates Ltd

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Partnership (P)
Abayo & Co. Advocates, a fully-fledged law firm based in Kigali, Rwanda. Formerly known as M. ABAYO LAW FIRM prior to changing its name in July 2021, Abayo & Co. Advocates is one of Rwandan leading law firms with a long and successful track record of offering high-quality legal services to a wide range of local and international clients.

The firm has been ranked and awarded by the East African Law Society as one of the leading law firms in East Africa over the years and has been awarded corporate law firm of the year 2018, 2019, and 2020 respectively in Rwanda.

The firm's membership in international legal networks and collaboration with various international law firms enables it to successfully serve its clients with multinational businesses. The Law Firm discharges its responsibilities with the intervention of experienced advocates and legal consultants team based in the firm enrolled with Rwanda Bar Association supported by a competent administrative team permanently employed by the law firm.

Abayo & Co. Advocates specializes in the practice areas of Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Advisory & Consultancy, Intellectual Property & Technology, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy & Mining, Corporate – Banking & commercial transactions, and Notary Services.

For prices, fees, pricing models, scheduling an appointment, or any other questions, contact Abayo & Co. Advocates.

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Abayo & Co. Advocates Ltd

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Rated: 4.9

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Reviewed Abayo & Co. Advocates on Dec 15, 2020

Rating 4.75 of 5.00  

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Law Firm’s People

Total Headcount:  25 (2021)
Partners:  3
Non-Equity Partners:  3
Of Counsels:  
Associates:  10
Fee Earners:  
Staff Attorney:  3
General Staff:  6


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Spoken Languages

English, English (Rwanda), French (Rwanda), Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)

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Abayo & Co. Advocates (headquarter)

  • Remera RN 3, 28 (KG 18 Ave, 28), Jean RWABAHIZI building, 1st floor
  • opposite Greenwich Hotel near BEMS DUHANGE
  • P.O Box: 4170 Kigali-Rwanda
  • KigaliRwanda

Eastern AfricaAfrica

Phones & Fax
  • +250 788 300 535
  • +250 788 300 075

achievements & recognitions

4 Awards

Abayo & Co. Advocates' list of Awards & Accolades achieved at The Lawyers Global.

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Year Tier Position (band) Region Awarded by
2022 Outstanding 4 Rwanda (Country) The Lawyers Global®
2021 Outstanding 8 Africa (Continent) The Lawyers Global®
2021 Outstanding 2 Eastern Africa (Sub-Region) The Lawyers Global®
2021 Winner 1 Rwanda (Country) The Lawyers Global®