Real Estate and Construction Law

Real Estate and Construction Law

Real Estate and Construction is a key area of our practice. Our professionals provide comprehensive and commercially driven legal advice that meets the needs of our clients during real estate transactions and throughout all stages of a construction project. We combine legal expertise and extensive experience in this area with an innovative and pragmatic approach that considers all the special features of navigating the real estate business in Rwanda.

Our experts regularly represent local and foreign investors, sponsors and lenders, commercial banks and leasing companies, embassies and trade missions, landlords and tenants, construction companies and developers, and manufacturers and agricultural companies in transactions involving commercial, industrial and residential real estate. We are actively engaged in all stages of a real estate transaction: from legal due diligence, transaction structuring and funding to contract negotiations, registration of transfers of title and property management. Our team has enthusiastically supported the construction of a range of green-field and brown-field projects and infrastructure development projects of different complexities and scales.

Real Estate and Construction Law Services

Real Estate Transactions

  • Legal due diligence
  • Transaction structuring
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Real estate financing
  • Tax implications of deals
  • Mandatory state registration of deals with real estate and title transfer
  • Operation and management
  • Securitization (charges, mortgages and other collateral agreements)
  • Dispute resolution


  • Legal due diligence

  • Legal matters concerning design and engineering documentation

  • Land allotment/acquisition

  • Licences and permits (project approval, design and construction permits and authorizations, licences and environmental permits)

  • Negotiation and contracting construction companies according to FIDIC standards

  • Construction and commissioning

  • Industrial safety

  • State acceptance of the project

  • Title registration of assets under construction

  • Operation and management

  • Dispute resolution