Legal due diligence

Investigation of a transaction object is the most important step in a transaction timeline. Legal due diligence is frequently a condition for closing merger or acquisition deals that serve the interests of various parties involved in the process – strategic buyers, investors, debt providers and vendors. Our lawyers provide a detailed overview of the object being sold or purchased (e.g. a company or a business unit) via due diligence as the information revealed under a systematic examination can have a substantial bearing on various...

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PROJECT/CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

Historically, due to complexity, a high proportion of mega projects have failed to meet cost, time, or scope expectations. This underpins the need for rigorous planning, execution, and control throughout the project lifecycle. We believe that choosing the correct contracting strategy provides a strong foundation for the above. When contracts are developed with input from project management specialists, the requirements are captured clearly to ensure the contractor’s performance. Our team is experienced in planning, structuring, executing, monitoring, and evaluating projects. We are the premier...

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LABOR/ EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Our Lawyers understand that employment relationship is one of the most important legal relationships in most people’s lives. These relationships are crucial not only as the principal source of support for most people, but similarly as a significant source of social relationships, personal identity, and personal fulfilment. At Shield, we specialize and provide advice on all aspects of employment including recruitment and hiring, employment contract drafting, termination, wages, benefits & working hours, occupational safety and health, youth empowerment, child labor, trade unions discrimination, to...

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LITIGATION

While Shield Lawyers are seasoned in litigation before all courts in Rwanda including the Supreme Court, they are also part of the East African Law Society and can represent clients before the courts in all the five East African countries. Our Civil & Commercial litigation practice includes but is not limited to; general and complex Commercial litigation, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Debt Recovery & Receiverships, Banking & Finance, Contract law, Employment, Insurance law, Environmental, Energy, Property / Real Estate, Tax & Compliance, Trademark and Copyright related...

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Human Resources/Procurement Policies and Procedures

Our team possesses un-paralleled expertise in the development of HR policies and procedures, standard operating procedures, company restructuring and separations in compliance with the applicable laws. Our clients also receive comprehensive services regarding procurement procedures and policy frameworks. Overall, we offer the following range of services: - Drafting of tender documents, employment contracts, letters, independent contractor/consultancy agreements, - Collective bargaining strategy and assistance, - Labour dispute litigation, conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution, - Labour restructuring, redundancy and retrenchments, - Disciplinary inquiries, forensic and...

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DEBT COLLECTION, RESCHEDULING & RECOVERY

When it comes to debt collection, rescheduling and recovery in Rwanda, such a delicate process requires maximum attention in its execution since all the parties involved (i.e. the debt collector, the debt consumer and the debt provider) require legal protection. Shield Lawyers will work with clients to establish the necessary legal protection for an effective debt collection, rescheduling or/and recovery process. Overdue payments can sometimes seriously affect businesses if not handled promptly and correctly. They can adversely affect cash flow, turnover and even business...

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ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

Rwanda has steadily gained currency as the regional hub for arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms.  Shield Associates participates in this effort by having skilled lawyers who are trained in this field. Conflicting judicial systems, different languages, cultures, and economic and political climates can potentially create artificial, yet significant obstacles for cross-national businesses, especially corporations seeking opportunities in the respective countries.  Shield Associates offers excellent legal representation for all your dealing with the Kigali International Arbitration Centre. The Shield Associates team includes...

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