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General Business Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UgandaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded group showcasing experience in a range of capital market and project finance transactions. As the Uganda office of a high-profile and well-respected multi-jurisdictional African law firm, the team also has notable expertise in both domestic and international M&A matters. Features an impressive client roster in the banking sector, with further sectors of notable activity including energy, real estate, retail and agriculture. Additionally offers experience concerning business liquidation and receivership proceedings.

Strengths

A happy client enthused: "I really love ENS Uganda. They are brilliant and they make our life so much easier," adding: "It's a comfort to know we're in safe hands."

Another similarly praised the group: "I find them to be proactive, as well as efficient."

Work highlights

Advised American Tower in five African jurisdictions, including Uganda, on the USD1 billion acquisition of 1,460 telecoms towers from Eaton Uganda.

Notable practitioners

Donald Nyakairu has wide-ranging expertise in cross-border M&A, financing and project development, with further experience of insolvency. Commentators highlight his "experience in complex transactions."

Interviewees praise Phillip Karugaba as "excellent" and list his strengths as being his "thoroughness, transparency and communication." He is an accomplished corporate and commercial counsel with a wealth of M&A experience, including cross-border private equity investments.

Rachel Musoke is held in high regard for her work on financing transactions, including syndicated lending and project finance. One client commented: "She will go above the call of duty to make sure things go ahead, and will help negotiate and always get stuck in."

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Overview

ENSafrica Uganda is a full service law firm based in Kampala.

Long-term client relationships are our hallmark; we value these relationships, which go beyond once-off projects and transactions, as we strive to provide value on a consistent, ongoing basis.

Because our dedicated team of lawyers understands the legal, regulatory and economic context of doing business in Uganda, against the background of increased growth and development across the continent, we are able to advise you on a broad range of matters across the legal spectrum and guide you through any challenges which your business may face.

We are market leaders in complex, high value, cross-border matters and are especially renowned for our work in corporate and commercial, mining, energy (including oil and gas), property, banking and finance, competition, employment, telecommunications, tax, insolvency, legislative and regulatory regime reviews, commercial litigation and arbitration.

Recent work highlights:

  • USD300-million commercial development of a public institution’s 30 acre real estate portfolio in Kampala, under a public private partnership framework.
  • EUR15-million financing by a development finance institution to a company in Luxembourg, part of which was on-lent to its Ugandan subsidiary in order to build data centres in Uganda.
  • USD9-million financing of the construction of a hotel in Kampala by a development finance institution.

Members

Karugaba, Phillip (Head of Department)

Musoke, Rachel

Nakirya Ssemyalo, Rehema

Nyakairu, Donald

General Business Law Department

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4th Floor, Rwenzori Towers

Plot 6 Nakasero Road

Nakasero

Kampala

Central Region

Uganda

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Uganda

General Business Law


Donald Nyakairu
Band 3
Phillip Karugaba
Band 1
Rachel Musoke
Band 2