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Jean Claude  Kabera

Jean Claude Kabera

Senior Associate | ENSafrica | Rwanda
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Jean Claude Kabera is a Senior Associate at ENSafrica | Rwanda and Senior Advocate at the Rwanda Bar Association. He specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution (Commercial Arbitration and Mediation). He manages the entire process of clients’ matters from the initial discovery, investigations all the way to plead clients’ cases before courts, negotiating settlements, preparing petition, claims, court submissions as claimant/defendant and appearing before the courts of law up to the Supreme Court of Rwanda.  

He also advises local and foreign clients in various employment and labour matters which includes advising clients on employment issues, review of employment contracts, retrenchment processes, internal rules and employee handbook as well as on employee’s transfer process. He also provides assistance with land acquisition transactions and the preparation of legal opinions in various fields.

Jean Claude has acted for various clients (both local and foreign) from Financial Services Sector (Banks and Insurance companies), Mining, Real Estate, Construction, Education, Transport, Downstream petroleum industry, Telecommunication as well as IT and Hospitality industries.  He has also acted for a wide range of clients in numerous cases pertaining to insolvency proceedings before the commercial courts.  He has been consistently appointed and participated as an Insolvency Administrator or Liquidator by the courts.

He previously acted as consultant at the Supreme Court of Rwanda where he analysed, prepared and published various law reports with the aim of clearing the commercial litigation backlogs and improving the quality of judgements delivered.

Jean Claude is fluent in French, English and is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda.


  • LLB (The National University of Rwanda)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (The Institute of Legal Practice and development)
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Rwanda