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Shonubi, Musoke & Co

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Senior Partner: Dr Alan Shonubi
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers (Head office): 18
Consultants: 4
Languages: English, French, Kiswahili

Strategic Alliance:
South Africa, Sandton:
Norton Rose Fulbright, 15 Alice Lane, 2196
Tel: +27 116 858 500 Fax: +27 116 858 944
Email: [email protected] [email protected]

Firm Overview:
Shonubi, Musoke & Co. Advocates is one of the largest law firms in Uganda, with a core emphasis on corporate and commercial law practice. The firms has been existence for 32 years. The firm has maintained an impressive East African footprint encompassing a branch in Bujumbura, Burundi, and transaction specific partnerships with law firms in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. This regional outreach has perfected the firm’s expertise in providing innovative legal products enhanced by local knowledge across East Africa, in an era where globalisation and regional integration demand for corresponding cost effective legal solutions that transcend national frontiers. The firm’s strategic alliance with the global law firm; Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa has added an Africa wide pool of legal expertise to the firm’s resources; rendering the firm a one stop legal centre for complex continental investments across the greater African landscape (including those with English law competencies). These, together with close working relationships with several other global legal firms/brands, continue to earn the firm international recognition for mastery and leadership in business and corporate law. The firm remains a formidable force in the fields of energy and mining, public private partnerships , in the oil and gas sector and in its traditional strongholds in corporate and commercial law, M&A, project finance, banking and finance (including Islamic banking), telecommunications, real estate, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. SM Registrars Limited, the firm’s company secretarial subsidiary, caps this impressive menu of services by providing dedicated company secretarial services, regulation and compliance assessments, as well as corporate governance trainings and support in line with international best practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/ M&A:

■ Advised Bank of Africa Kenya on its sale of its entire shareholding in Bank of Africa Uganda to BMCE Bank Morocco Representation: Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Brigitte Kusiima
■ Advising Umeme Limited on the extension of its Concession by the Government of Uganda Representation: Dr. Alan Shonubi, Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
■ Advised various USAID programs and projects on various corporate matters and compliance Representation: Brigitte Kusiima
Key Clients: Bank of Africa Kenya, Agha Khan Development Network, Unimoni, Google, Emirates, Newrest Group, Jubilee Insurance, Chemonics/ USAID MTN Uganda, UMEME
Contact: Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ Advising African Development Bank in respect of a sovereign guaranteed line of credit facility to Uganda Development Bank Limited Representation: Hellen Nakiryowa
■ Advising The Standard Bank of South Africa, Isle of Man Branch and Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited in respect of a facility to Eaton Towers Limited that is guaranteed by Eaton Towers Uganda Limited, the borrower’s subsidiary in Uganda Representation: Andrew Kibaya, Hellen Nakiryowa
■ Advising European Investment Bank, Cordiant and Allianz EM Loans as lenders in respect of multiple facilities to Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group Holdings Representation: Andrew Kibaya, Hellen Nakiryowa
Key Clients: African Development Bank, Standard Bank of South Africa, European Investment Bank, China Export & Import Bank, Orient Bank, Diamond Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Dubai, Standard Bank, OPIC, IFC
Contact: Andrew Kibaya
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas:
■ Advised Mustard Seed Foundation on development of a 12.3 MW biothermal plant in Northern Uganda Representation: Innocent Kihika, Charles Owori
■ Advising Unergy Limited in respect of developing, financing, building and operating a 20MW biogas renewable energy project Representation: Innocent Kihika, Charles Owori
■ Advised General Electric (Global) Grid Solutions in respect of procurement for the implementation project for the Olwiyo-juba transmission line and substations Representation: Innocent Kihika, Charles Owori
Key Clients: Umeme Ltd, Eskom Ltd, Mustard Seed Foundation, Unergy Limited, General Electric (Global) Grid Solutions. Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited, Tororo Cement Ltd
Contact: Innocent Kihika
Email: [email protected]

■ Representation of MTN Uganda in respect of several local law matters Representation: Dr Alan Shonubi, Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Andrew Kibaya
■ Representation of Google/ C Squared in respect of its local operations Representation: Dr Alan Shonubi, Brigitte Kusiima
■ Representation of Nokia Systems in respect of several local law matters Representation: Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Brigitte Kusiima
Key Clients: MTN Uganda, Nokia Systems, Google, Intelsat, Tower Resources
Contact: Dr Alan Shonubi
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Securities:
■ Representing Sheraton Hotel Uganda before the tax appeals tribunal (TAT) Representation: Andrew Kibaya, Deus Mugabe
■ Represented AAR Health Services in appealing against a tax assessment by Uganda Revenue Authority Representation: Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
■ Provided tax advisory services to Chemonics International Representation: Andrew Kibaya, Deus Mugabe
■ Successfully advised Kobil Petroleum and ten other fuel Companies on Tax refund claims and disputes Representation: Andrew Kibaya
Key Clients: Sheraton Hotel Uganda, AAR Health Services, Chemonics International, Kasese Cobalt Limited, Uganda Baati
Contact: Andrew Kibaya
Email: [email protected]

General Conveyancing & Real Property:
■ Advising on the multi billion shillings development of a two block multi storey mixed use residential and commercial development in Kampala Representation: Dr Alan Shonubi
■ Representation of Golf Course Holdings Group in respect of several commercial developments in Kampala Representation: Dr Alan Shonubi
■ Management of several commercial properties, warehouses and go-downs on behalf of diverse clients Representation: Peters Musoke, Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
Key Clients: Golf Course Holdings, Uganda Baati, Equatorial Real Estate
Contact: Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Representation of all corporate clients in key litigation
■ Representation of a client at arbitration of an Architectural firm in a multi storey multi million commercial development project in Kampala Representation: Peters Musoke Key Clients: All Clients Contact: Peters Musoke Email: [email protected] Company Secretarial:
■ Provision of company secretarial and governance support to over 110 local and International companies
Key Clients: NC Bank, Kalangala Infrastructure Services, Umeme Limited, Lake Victoria Hotel, Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited
Contact: Elizabeth Karamura
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
Representation of Standard Bank Dubai, Standard Bank of South Africa, cfc Stanbic Bank, China Export and Import Bank, China Development Bank Corporation in respect of several multi- million finance facilities to Ugandan companies and government. Andrew Kibaya, Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Innocent Kihika, Dr. Alan Shonubi.