Building Capacity to Negotiate Government Contracts in East Africa

Building Capacity to Negotiate Government Contracts in East Africa

Project location: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Dates: 2014 - Ongoing

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About our work

New Perimeter, in collaboration with project partner East African Development Bank (EADB), delivers a series of regional trainings on international business transactions to East African public sector lawyers and law professors. International teams of DLA Piper lawyers deliver intensive, week-long workshops in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The workshops are designed to build the capacity of public sector lawyers who are involved in negotiating transactions and drafting agreements on behalf of their governments. The objective is to assist countries in the region to structure transactions and related policy in a manner beneficial to the host country.  As part of the partnership, New Perimeter also trained judges from the region on understanding commercial disputes, projects and contracts.

Key deliverables

  • Deliver training to government lawyers involved in negotiating transactions and drafting agreements on behalf of their governments
  • Train judges on complex commercial disputes

Key facts

  • New Perimeter has delivered nine separate trainings for public sector lawyers and judges in Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
  • More than 300 East African lawyers have participated in the training sessions.
  • New Perimeter has sent more than 50 DLA Piper lawyers from over a dozen countries to deliver the trainings, donating over 5,000 hours to the trainings.

Featured staff

Featured lawyers: Debbie Barbour, Caroline Fish, Adam Haque, Fredrik Lindblom, Kevin McGrory, Justice Henry duPont Ridgely, Casey Sobhani
Program manager: Sara K. Andrews

Program partners

I will use what I have learned in my day to day work as a government negotiator, and this will help me negotiate good deals for the government. — Rwanda training attendee
[I liked] the actual practical negotiating with the other team. It was an opportunity to put theory into practice and to understand and deal with people’s character and temperament. — Kenya training attendee
The training was very informative and it had a lot of thoughtful details which will assist me in my daily duties as a judge. — Kenya training attendee