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Kampala Associated Advocates


  • KAA House, Plot 41
  • Nakasero Road
  • PO Box 9566
  • Kampala
  • Central Region
  • Uganda
  • Tel:+256 414 344 123
  • Fax:+256 414 349 954
  • Email:Contact Us
  • Managing Partner: Sam Mayanja
  • Senior Partners: Oscar Kambona, Peter Kabatsi, Elly Karuhanga, Dr Kallu Kalumiya, David Mpanga, Joseph Matsiko
  • Associate Partners: Aisha Naiga Kiwola and Paul Kuteesa
  • Consultant: Hon Justice Herbert Ntabgoba (ret Principal Judge)
  • Senior Associates: Jet John Tumwebaze, Annet Kemaali, Bruce Musinguzi
  • Legal Associates: Isaac Kyagaba, Gad Wilson, Dennis Otatiina, James Oriima, Patricia Nyombi
  • Legal Assistants: Thomas Kato, Leonard Businge, John Bulungu, Nicholas Kihangire
  • Number of partners: 9
  • Number of lawyers: 22
  • Languages: English, French, Swahili
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Firm Overview:
Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) is one of the leading full service law firms in East Africa. With over 40 staff: a total of 22 lawyers, 1 senior consultant and 15 support staff, KAA is one of the largest legal practices in Uganda. The firm has, for the last several years, enjoyed the distinction of being the largest income tax payer for the legal service providers’ category of tax payers. The firm’s expertise is in corporate and banking financial services, corporate restructuring, revenue and taxation, employment, commercial litigation, intellectual property and arbitration. KAA’s global partnership with SNR Denton of London/Washington DC, and special association with leading regional/continental law firms in South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Algeria, Burundi, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia means its clients are guaranteed the highest standard legal representation as they conduct and arrange their business affairs in the emerging and dynamic African market.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Commercial & Corporate:
The department is headed by David Mpanga, previously a legal services manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers (Uganda), a leading audit firm
• Advising and representing FINASI SRL, an Italian Company on a Government of Uganda hospital project to; design, finance, construct, equip and operate two specialised hospitals for a period of ten years. The scope of services involves structuring, negotiating and documentation, valued at USD350 Million dollars
• Representing FINASI SRL in setting up Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited to establish a USD85million dollar Soluble Coffee Processing project. The scope of service involves structuring, setting up the entity, negotiating of incentives and subsidies with the Government of Uganda
• Advised National Insurance Corporation, a company listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange on Rights issue worth USD 2.7million dollars
• Advised National Insurance Corporation, a company listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange on Bonus Issue worth USD 1.6million dollars
• Advising and processing Licenses for Hydro Electricity projects totaling 90MW, worth over USD 250million dollars
Key Clients: The Madhvani Group of Companies, FINASI SRL, Wood Group Management Services Limited, SABMiller Plc, Sanlam Life Insurance, Apolo Hotels Corporation Limited, Total E&P, Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited
Contact: David Mpanga
Email: dmpanga@kaa.co.ug

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Department is headed by Peter Kabatsi, formerly Solicitor General of Uganda and Joseph Matsiko, formerly Director of Litigation in the Ministry of Justice.
• Successfully represented the leading Telecom Company, MTN (U) Limited in a USD 2.5million dollar dispute against Uganda Telecom Ltd
• Successfully represented Uganda National Roads Authority in litigation worth 67million Euros against REYNOLDS.
• Successfully represented the national telecom and broadcasting regulatory body (Uganda Communications Commission) in a suit that challenged its corporate status
• Successfully led a team of lawyers representing the telecom & broadcasting regulator and 7 other telecom companies against Human Rights for Journalists, in a dispute that sought to challenge SIM Card registration exercise
• Successfully represented the NRM ruling party in a constitutional litigation dispute brought by some members of the Parliament of Uganda
• Has been engaged by the Ugandan telecom regulator (UCC) in a dispute involving USD 500 million
Key Clients: MTN Uganda Limited, Barclays Bank Uganda Limited, Uganda National Road Authority, Rift Valley Railways, Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited, Nile Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of SABmiller PLC
Contact: Peter Kabatsi / Joseph Matsiko
Email: pkabatsi@kaa.co.ug; jmatsiko@kaa.co.ug

Revenue & Taxation:
The firm’s Taxation Department is headed by Oscar Kambona, one of the most renowned tax lawyers in the country.
• Tullow Vs. URA. This is a USD 475 million dollar tax dispute against URA before Commercial Court of Uganda, revolving around Capital gains tax arising from disposal of interest in oil blocks
• NSSF Vs. URA. This is a USD 25.4million Dollar income tax regarding deposits made by contributors and whether they should be liable to income tax
• UMEME Ltd(Power Distribution Co.) Vs.URA. This is a USD 33.8million dollar dispute before the Commercial Court against URA regarding the taxability of assets that were passed over from government to the Co. under a concession agreement
• UAP Insurance Vs. URA. Dispute over the VAT refund claim of USD 3.8Million dollar due from URA. The dispute still is whether the Co. paid the input tax and whether it made taxable supplies, to entitle them to claim back the VAT refund
Key Clients: Tullow Oil Uganda Limited, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited, Umeme Limited, Multichoice (U) Limited, Civil Aviation Authority and Stanbic Bank Limited
Contact: Oscar Kambona
Email: okambona@kaa.co.ug

Banking & Finance:
This department is headed by Sam Mayanja.
• Represented African Export Import Bank in relation to Revolving Trade Finance Line of Credit facilities worth USD.10million
• Successfully advised Agri-Commodities FZE Syndicated loan worth USD 175million by Standard Chartered Banks UK, SA, EBI First Gulf Bank, PJSC ad Societe Geenrali
• Advising on various facilities and securities by Standard Chartered Bank Uganda to its various Ugandan entities Key Clients: Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited, Barclays Bank (U) Limited, Stanbic Bank (U) Limited, Centenary Rural Development Bank, DFCU Bank
Contact: Sam Mayanja
Email: smayanja@kaa.co.ug

Credit Management/Debt Collection:
This team is headed by Hon. Elly Karuhanga: Formerly a member of the Constituent Assembly and Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.
• Kampala Associated Advocates has developed an active practice involving debt collection for major utilities, banks and corporations
• Successfully recovered USD 2.7 million on behalf of UMEME from delinquent account holders
• Successfully recovered USD 19.3 million from the Government of Uganda on behalf Civil Aviation Authority
Key Clients: UMEME Limited, Civil Aviation Authority, Barclays Bank (U) Limited and Nile Breweries Limited (a subsidiary of SAB Miller plc)
Contact: Hon Elly Karuhanga
Email: ekaruhanga@kaa.co.ug

Petroleum & Energy:
This department is headed by Dr Kallu Kalumiya: an international law expert and the first ever United Nations Resident Chief of Mission to the Republic of South Africa from 1991-1994.
• KAA has developed a thriving and expanding practice in oil and energy law. The firm is uniquely positioned being a member of both Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the recently established Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum
Key Clients: Tullow Oil Plc, Total E&P Uganda, Neptune Petroleum Limited, EMS Mpanga Limited, a subsidiary of South Asia Energy Management Systems Inc. (SAEMS) and Umeme
Contact: Dr Kallu Kalumiya
Email: kkalumiya@kaa.co.ug

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Arbitration Corporate & Commercial Taxation & Revenue
  • Credit Management
  • Oil & Energy
  • General Legal Practice


  • KAA House, Plot 41,
  • Nakasero Road,
  • PO Box 9566,
  • Kampala,
  • Central Region
  • Uganda
  • Tel +256 414 344 123
  • Fax +256 414 349 954
  • Email : advocates@kaadvocates.co.ug