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Centre for Trade and Investment Law & Policy


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Centre for Trade and Investment Law & Policy
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
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Dr. Faustin Ntezilyayo, FCIArb
Country of Birth
Kinyarwanda (Native)
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Academic
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator/Conciliator
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
Number of Cases as International Arbitration Tribunal Secretary
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Competition
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Regulatory
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Ph.D in Law, University of Antwerp (Belgium) (July 1994)
LLM in Taxation Law (Free University of Brussels, Belgium (February 1996)
M.A. in International Affairs (International Trade Policy), Carleton University (Canada), June 2009
LLB, National University of Rwanda, August 1986
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
Panel of arbitrators, Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC)
Panel of Cinciliators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Minister of Justice, Government of Rwanda, October 1996-January 1999
Vice-Governor, National bank of Rwanda, October 2000-November 2003
Managing Director, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency, November 2003-December 2005
Judge, East African Court of Justice, June 2013-present
Director, Centre for Trade and Investment law & Policy , January 2016-Present
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Rwanda, March 2010-Present
Legal Background
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law
  • International Law
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Loan
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Commercial Dispute Resolution, Rozenberg Publishers, 2010
Website Address

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