Corporate and Commercial

Corporate and commercial practice forms our core practice. We advise a number of international, regional and our local companies doing business in Uganda. We also represent a number of foreign investors as individuals and companies. Our corporate and commercial practice widely advice clients on ownership, shareholding, governance matters to boards, committees and management, commercial matters, executive compensations and compliance including local establishment, licensing, permits, land acquisition, among others.

We have knowledge and experience in several industries. These include: manufacturing, trade, fast moving goods and logistics, aviation, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, oil and gaz, hospitality and tourism.

Our stature and approach to each of our client's business makes us:

  • The preferred legal advisors to a numbers of clients seeking practical advice and time to attend to their businesses
  • A firm with a strong background underlying modern law practice fundamentals
  • Keen and develop special interests to our clients' businesses and this motivates us to give unrivalled client service and advice.

The depth of our lawyers allows us to handle any matter and provide our clients with excellent service in all kinds of matters from simple to complex transactions and advice. We closely work with all regulatory and Registration Bureaus in our day to day work. Our corporate and commercial practice works hand in hand with our employment and employment benefits, intellectual properties, financial institutions and banking practices. The firm has specialized knowledge in tax, restructuring, capital markets and litigation.

In our corporate practice, we advise our clients on, among others:
  • Establishment and administration of companies or forming different companies and in various industries
  • Capital raising and maintenance, the different types of capital structure and various rights as well as liability and interests of different funders in the company
  • Issues relating to corporate taxation, investment incentives and executive compensation
  • Directors' remuneration, obligations, liability and duties in the different corporate settings
  • Corporate governance matters including the various roles and interests of various stakeholders, conflict of interest in line of the existing law and or frameworks or according to individual company guidelines and policies.
  • The Anti-corruption Act and employee criminal prosecution and liability
  • Regional treaties, investments and trade matters.
  • Corporate compliances of internal policies and procedures to minimize risk and ensure ethical behaviors, including stakeholder compliance matters and dealing with violations of the underlying laws, regulations and policies.

We advise both public and private limited companies, Non-governmental Organizations, government parastatals and statutory companies doing business, utility companies, banks and various financial institutions, Community Based Organizations and Cooperatives.