Penina Ngabire is based in our Kigali office and is a member of the firm-wide Corporate & Finance Practice Group.
Penina has a broad knowledge and interest in corporate law, labour law, including compliance reviews, transaction structures, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and preparing legal opinions.
Penina also works on matters related to banking and finance and securities law. She regularly assists national and international companies with regards to the Rwandan market.
She holds a post graduate diploma in legal practice from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) obtained in 2022 and a Bachelor's Degree in Law from University of Kigali (Rwanda), obtained with Honours in 2019.
Before joining Liedekerke, Penina interned in an incubator based in Kigali where she provided legal assistance to different start-ups, advising among others on corporate and employment matters as well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) (Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice) 2022
University of Kigali Rwanda (Bachelor's degree in Law - With Honours) 2019
Assisted in setting up a fund (Zamuka Future of work Fund Plc a Rwanda public company that finances students through loans to enable them to continue with education) in Rwanda and conducting a general review of the corporate structure of the company. A transaction that involved three other companies i.e; Chancen International Rwanda as the Fund manager, Klett Kita & Schule GgmbH as the investor, UBS-Optimus Foundation as the investor and Chancen International GgmbH as the founding shareholder of the fund;
Assisted in liquidating two sister companies in Rwanda and Burundi (Cement Distributors East Africa (CDEAL));
Assisted in conducting legal compliance and regulatory review for the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) (an international organization operating in Rwanda, Uganda, and DRC among other countries whose goal is to ensure the conservation of mountain gorillas);
Assisted in conducting a legal compliance and regulatory review for Mastercard products (Community Pass Legal Scan) to ensure its compliance with Rwandan laws and regulations among others data protection law and payment system laws and regulations;
Assisted in advising Ardent Group a Belgian group of companies involved in operating gambling halls and casinos, on licensing regulations in Rwanda specifically licencing requirements for a national lottery operator;
Assisted in conducting a legal compliance and regulatory for NCBA Bank Kenya Plc;