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MMAKS Advocates

General Business Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 1UgandaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished full-service firm with renowned prowess in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 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. Possesses significant cross-border capabilities across the African continent as a member firm of the Africa Legal Network. Consulted by clients from a wide range of sectors, from energy and oil and gas to agriculture and utilities.

Strengths

Interviewees endorse the "highly skilled and knowledgeable team which gives practical and pragmatic advice," adding that the group is "willing to go the extra mile to find commercially workable, legally sound solutions."

Another client noted the team as "experienced and well co-ordinated."

Work highlights

Represented the Uganda Law Society in a case against the Kampala Capital City Authority and Attorney General alleging double taxation resulting from the Amended Schedule of the Trade Licensing Act.

Notable practitioners

Apollo Makubuya is an experienced corporate practitioner 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.

Sources describe Fiona Magona as "highly efficient, effective and customer-oriented," with one client saying: "Despite tight timelines and intense workloads she has always been available and provided good-quality advice." She advises on corporate matters including M&A.

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. He is also noted for his counsel in arbitration proceedings.

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Overview

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.

Members

Makubuya, Apollo N (Head of Department)

Masembe, Timothy Kanyerezi (Head of Department)

Adriko, Moses

Magona, Fiona N

Clients

Financial Institutions

Gaming & Betting Companies

Government Institutions

Healthcare Providers

Insurance Companies

International Law Firms

Internet Service Providers

Logistics Companies

Non Governmental Organisations

Private Equity Investors

Property Developers

Telecommunications companies

Industries

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Employment

Energy & Mining

Food and Beverages

Insurance

Intellectual Property

Litigation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Natural Resources

Private Equity

Projects & Infrastructure

Real Estate

Technology and Telecommunications

General Business Law

MMAKS Advocates

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Location

4th Floor

Redstone House

7 Bandali Rise

Bugolobi

Kampala

Central Region

Uganda

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Uganda

General Business Law


Apollo N Makubuya
Band 3
Fiona N Magona
Band 4
Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
Band 1