Julien Kavaruganda


Julien is the Founder & Senior Partner of K-Solutions & Partners a corporate law firm in Kigali, Rwanda. He has been practicing at the Brussels Bar Association before joining the Rwanda Bar Association.

Julien is the Immediate Past President of the Rwanda Bar Association (2015-2021). He is also Immediate Past President of the Association of the Bar Associations of the Great Lakes Region (DRC, Rwanda & Burundi), Vice Chairman of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC), Board member of the Commonwealth Lawyer Association (CLA), member of the East African Law Society (EALS), Board Member of the Rwandan Law Reform Commission (RLRC), and recently appointed Board member of Rwanda Finance Ltd (Promoting the Kigali International Finance Centre).

Julien has more than twenty years of experience. His practice covers corporate and commercial law inclusive of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, Investment code and privatization, banking and finance, project finance, capital markets, arbitration and mediation, energy and natural resources, and finally, he has been advising clients on a number of infrastructure and/or mining projects such as construction company developing the New Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda, Financing of the construction of the Kigali Amahoro Stadium, the Merger & Acquisition of Equity Bank and Cogebanque in Rwanda. Establishment of Afreximbank & AFCFTA’s Adjustment Fund in Rwanda, Heineken’s Subsidiary (BRALIRWA) first IPO’s in Rwanda, The first EUROBOND in Rwanda, and Government Loan’s restructuring.

Julien is a lecturer at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD/Law School) and he is involved in the Admission Committee of new advocates by the Rwanda Bar Association.

Julien has been recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR, Legal 500, and Chambers Global Guide for over a decade (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011).

Julien is fluent in English, French, and Kinyarwanda.

Julien is also actively involved in several initiatives to protect the environment and address the ecological issues.