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Shonubi, Musoke & Co. Advocates is one of the largest law firms in Uganda, whose core emphasis of legal practice is corporate and commercial law. The firm has been licensed to practice for the last 34 years. The firm has maintained an impressive East African footprint
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Senior Partner: Dr Alan Shonubi
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers (Head office): 18
Consultants: 3
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

Firm Overview:
Shonubi, Musoke & Co. Advocates is one of the largest law firms in Uganda, whose core emphasis of legal practice is corporate and commercial law. The firm has been licensed to practice for the last 33 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 and Kenya. 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, infrastructure and mining, Public Private Partnerships, in the oil and gas sector and in its traditional strongholds in corporate & commercial law, M&A, project finance, banking and finance (including Islamic banking), telecommunications, aviation, 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:
■ Acted as legal advisors to Eleqtra on the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Lake Albert Infrastructure Service Limited Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Brigitte Kusiima
■ Advised SICPA Uganda/ SICPA Global Fluids Integrity SA on the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Global Fluids International Uganda/ GFI Global Logistics Ugandan interests. Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Dr. Alan Shonubi, Sheila Nabbale.
■ Advising Umeme Limited on the extension of its Concession by the Government of Uganda Dr. Alan Shonubi, Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
■ Advised various USAID programs and projects on various corporate matters and compliance. Brigitte Kusiima
Key Clients: Bank of Africa Kenya, Agha Khan Development Network, Unimoni, Google, Emirates, Hollard International, SICPA Uganda, Newrest Group, Jubilee Insurance, Chemonics/ USAID, MTN Uganda, UMEME
Contact: Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ Advising the Trade and Development Bank in relation to a proposed syndicated term loan facility to the Government of Uganda acting through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Andrew Kibaya, Hellen Nakiryowa
■ Advised Umeme Limited in respect of the amendment and restatement of existing syndicated term loan and revolving facilities from International Finance Corporation, Stanbic Bank Uganda and Standard Chartered Bank Uganda.
■ Advising GemCorp in respect of an amendment and extension of existing term facilities to Jumo World Limited. Andrew Kibaya, Hellen Nakiryowa, Natasha Ahimbisibwe
Key Clients: African Development Bank, Afriexim Bank, Standard Bank of South Africa, European Investment Bank, China Export & Import Bank, Orient Bank, NCBA Bank, Diamond Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Dubai, OPIC, IFC
Contact: Andrew Kibaya
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas:
■ Advised RVB Capital who are sponsoring a proposed 2.7MW waste to energy project in Jinja District, located in Eastern Uganda. Innocent Kihika, Charles Owori ■ Advising Power Hive Inc. who are currently undertaking the development, financing, building and operating of the mini-grids (Pro Mini-Grids)” project in the Southern Service Territory, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Innocent Kihika, Charles Owori
■ Advised Africa Clean Energy Solutions Limited on a project involving the purchase of shares in Bukinda Hydro Uganda Limited, a 6.5MW small hydro generation project on River Nkusi in Mid-western Uganda. Innocent Kihika, Charles Owori
Key Clients: Umeme Ltd, Eskom Ltd, RVB Capital, Africa Clean Energy Solutions Limited, General Electric (Global) Grid Solutions. Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited, Tororo Cement Ltd
Contact: Innocent Kihika
Email: [email protected]

Telecommunications:
■ Representation of MTN Uganda in respect of several local law matters. Dr Alan Shonubi, Noah Edwin Mwesigwa, Andrew Kibaya.
■ Representation of Google/ C Squared in respect of its local operations. Dr Alan Shonubi, Brigitte Kusiima.
■ Representation of Nokia Systems in respect of several local law matters. 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). Andrew Kibaya, Deus Mugabe.
■ Represented AAR Health Services in appealing against a tax assessment by Uganda Revenue Authority. Noah Edwin Mwesigwa.
■ Provided tax advisory services to 3C International limited. Andrew Kibaya, Deus Mugabe
■ Advised Retro Rabbit EA Limited on tax planning. Andrew Kibaya
Key Clients: Sheraton Hotel Uganda, AAR Health Services, Retro Rabbit EA Limited, Chemonics International, Kasese Cobalt Limited, UGACOF, 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. Dr Alan Shonubi.
■ Advising a Mauritius company on the development of one of the largest and grandest commercial buildings in Kampala Uganda. Noah Edwin Mwesigwa
■ Management of several commercial properties, warehouses and go-downs on behalf of diverse clients. 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. 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: NCBA Bank, Kalangala Infrastructure Services, Umeme Limited, ESKOM, Lake Victoria Hotel, Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited
Contact: Elizabeth Karamura
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
Representation of Hollard International, TDB Bank, Afriexim Bank Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, 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.

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Kampala

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