Mr. Zigirababiri has a professional experience of 6 years cross-cutting various areas of law. His main legal expertise involves legal assignments in general business law with a focus on banking and finance.
He holds a Masters of Business law and Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from the University of Rwanda and a Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development, Rwanda.
Prior to joining CM Advocates in April, 2022, Protogene worked as a Policy and Legal Analyst at the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR/financial stability Directorate) where he was involved in developing and drafting policies for the development of financial institutions or products regulated by BNR; proposing and participating in the preparation of new and/or amendment of existing legal and regulatory framework to suit modern financial institution/products; monitor licensing procedures for financial institutions/products and their compliance with licensing requirements as well as conducting legal research on issues relating to financial sector stability for policy orientation.
He also previously worked as a Senior Associate at a top tier law firm in Kigali-Rwanda where he represented/assisted clients before courts/tribunals; drafting/management of contracts; conducting legal due diligence as well as issuing legal opinions.
Protogene has an excellent command in English, French and Kinyarwanda, and has a working knowledge of Kiswahili.
He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association as well as the East Africa Law Society.