Jacqueline Musiitwa, Founder of Hoja Law Group

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February 20, 2012

JJacqueline Muna Musiitwa, is the founder and managing partner of Hoja Law Group, a boutique law firm based in New York, Kigali and Rwanda. She is the 2011 Ibrahim Leadership Fellow at the World Trade Organization. The Hoja Law Group advises investors making investments in Africa and African businesses contracting with American businesses.

Jacqueline is also the Founder of Transitional Trade, a non-profit organisation, whose mission is to promote social trade, investment and entrepreneurship in post-conflict countries and transitional communities. She was previously an advisor to the Rwandan Minister of Justice on legal matters related to trade, investment and regional integration. Jacqueline has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at universities in the US and Rwanda.

Jacqueline is a thought leader, speaker and writer on African issues. She is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fellow 2011 (African Leadership Institute) and a Young Global Leader 2011 (World Economic Forum).. In the video, she shares the importance of the laws and policies SMEs should be aware of, intellectual property rights, restrictions, competiton laws, restrictions on businesses moving from one country to another and business law in general.

Ms.Jacqueline Muna also suggests ways to cut legal costs. Some of the key points include approaching bigger law firms for pro bono and drafting contracts by looking up similar templates online.



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