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Global Guide 2022
Uganda General Business Law
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Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

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MMAKS Advocates’ corporate team has a proven track record in structuring innovative and commercially sound transactions for local and international investors and businesses in the areas of energy, oil and gas, projects, infrastructure, mergers, acquisitions, general corporate among others. The Property, Banking and Finance team is specialised in areas of banking, project finance, infrastructure, power and energy, fintech and real estate. The litigation team advises the Central Bank of Uganda and key commercial banks. It has been involved in ground-breaking cases that have greatly shaped Uganda's legal landscape.

MMAKS has been involved in the negotiation of the project framework agreement for the construction of Uganda's first ever oil refinery. It has also advised on a number of financings by development finance institutions such as FMO, Finnfund and PROPARCO. MMAKS has also advised on the acquisition of a leading local bank by I & M Holdings Limited.

The firm has an impressive record of handling particularly complex cases involving the rule of law, and other landmark cases in the banking sector.

MMAKS Advocates is a member of the Africa Legal Network, a leading independent association of top tier African law firms. It is also a member of the Employment Alliance, a worldwide alliance of commercial law firms.

Chambers Review

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General Business Law - Uganda
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Band 1
What the team is known for

MMAKS Advocates is a distinguished full-service law firm with renowned prowess in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The firm, based in Kampala, is regularly approached by a range of international companies and law firms to act as local counsel in a variety of mandates, including project financing, international arbitration, private equity and cross-border M&A transactions. It possesses significant cross-border capabilities across the African continent as a member firm of the Africa Legal Network. The team is regularly consulted by clients from a wide range of sectors, from energy and oil and gas to agriculture and utilities.

Work Highlights

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  • A team led by Fiona Magona advised SN Power Invest Netherlands on the sale of its stake in Bujagali Energy to Bujagali Holding Power Company.

Notable Practitioners

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Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
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Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
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Managing partner Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe is widely recognised as one of the country's foremost litigators. He routinely features on some of the jurisdiction's largest corporate and commercial cases, with further proficiency in public law disputes. Practising out of Kampala, he is also noted for his counsel in arbitration proceedings.
"He is a very good lawyer." "Timothy Masembe is very committed to us as a client."

Apollo N Makubuya
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Apollo N Makubuya
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Apollo Makubuya is an experienced corporate practitioner based in Kampala with a particularly developed cross-border M&A practice. He regularly acts for international clients on inbound acquisitions and investments, with notable activity in the mining and banking and finance sectors.
"Apollo Makubuya is a smart lawyer who does serious work."

Fiona N Magona
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Fiona N Magona
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Fiona Magona operates a broad corporate practice, ranging from cross-border M&A and investments to project and development finance. She offers legal and strategic commercial advice to clients from a range of sectors, including energy, insurance and banking.
"Fiona Magona is responsive, reliable and delivers an excellent work product." "She does good work and is focused and determined to give her all."

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General Business Law

Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
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Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
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Apollo N Makubuya
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Apollo N Makubuya
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Band 3
Fiona N Magona
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Fiona N Magona
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General Business Law: Dispute Resolution

Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
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Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
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Apollo N Makubuya

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Moses Adriko

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Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe

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