Ngoga Gakuba Thierry

Country Representative, Rwanda

Ngoga Gakuba Thierry (ArbP) is a Partner at Legal Line Partners in Rwanda. He specializes in arbitration, commercial litigation, risk & compliance for the past 18 years. He served as first Registrar of one of the top 5 leading arbitral institution in Africa (KIAC- Rwanda). Before joining KIAC in 2012, He served as CEO of Rwanda Bar Association and in house counsel in different Public and Private institutions.

Thierry acted as counsel and have been appointed as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman in KIAC, ICC and Ad-hoc arbitration under Rwandan, English, Nigeria, Zambia and Swiss Law with seat in Kigali, Nigeria, London and Paris. He regularly consults internationally for a variety of arbitral institutions and businesses. He is listed on various panels of arbitral institutions across the globe and currently is a member of SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) users counsel.

He is a Board member of AFAA and member of the IBA-ARF’s advisory Board. Thierry is a visiting lecturer of arbitration at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Rwanda and a frequent speaker in international arbitration conferences/ Lawyers Gatherings. He is a trainer for the ongoing IBA-BIC Globalization training series to lawyers in Africa, Latino America, Asia and Pacific since 2016.

Thierry was identified as a “Future Leader” of arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (2017,2019 and 2021)

He speaks Kinyarwanda, English, French and Swahili.