Katende, Ssempebwa & Co

General Business Law Department

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What the team is known for Pre-eminent local law firm renowned for its long-established presence in the Ugandan market. Acts on an impressive spread of mandates, from banking advice and project finance, to telecoms investment and infrastructure development. Additional notable capabilities in dispute resolution, particularly in tax and commercial litigation. Benefits from its membership of the LEX Africa legal network, an alliance comprising firms from across the continent.

Strengths One client praised the firm for being "very strong in the banking sector" and for its "great network of young lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Sources label Alice Namuli Blazevic as "one to watch," recognising her strengths in IP work, particularly in the IT sector. One peer noted that she is "increasingly relied on by her firm as part of the next generation" of lawyers.

Co-founder Edward Frederick Ssempebwa is an esteemed individual in Uganda. Peers hold him in high regard for his wealth of experience in tax law and commercial litigation.

Founding partner John Katende is a highly respected individual in the Ugandan market with over 50 years' experience. He continues to be consulted for advice on both corporate mandates and litigious proceedings.

Sim Katende is widely acknowledged as a leading light in corporate and commercial mandates, spanning a broad range of sectors including energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and banking. One source valued his "brilliant mind," commending him as "approachable, agile and a great lawyer."