What the team is known for A well-established and well-respected law firm that has almost 40 years of experience. Has an active presence in a variety of areas including projects and energy, banking and finance and general commercial law. It has also worked on IP disputes and transactions in the agricultural sector. It is a member of the DLA Piper Africa network, further enhancing its influence domestically and internationally. Clients include high-value Ugandan financial companies, regional food companies and international media owners.
Strengths Clients say: "They are very strong on finance - they really have very strong expertise. They are very responsive and respected."
Other sources say: "They are the firm we see the most in the market, they're growing in leaps and bounds," and add that "they are one of the leaders for sure."
Work highlights Represented CIC Africa in a public offering of shares to co-operative unions and savings and credit co-operative societies - the first transaction of its kind under Uganda's Capital Markets Authority Act.
Advised Standard Chartered Bank Uganda on the negotiation and execution of an ISDA master agreement with the government of Uganda concerning interest rate swaps.
Significant clients Stanbic Bank Uganda, Citibank Uganda, MTN Uganda, Umeme, VivoEnergy Uganda.
Barnabas Tumusingize is lauded as a "banking expert," who has extensive experience and knowledge of banking and finance and has taken on major transactional as well as contentious mandates. He is the managing partner of the firm.
James Mukasa Sebugenyi is the head of the firm's dispute resolution department and has worked on many diverse, high-value cases. He is also the former president of the Uganda Law Society.
Nicholas Ecimu is a well-known and knowledgeable lawyer in the banking and energy sectors. Market commentators say: "He is proactive, takes the initiative - he really knows his stuff."
Gertrude Karugaba is described by clients as an "incredible" lawyer. She has a sizeable knowledge of commercial law and works on both domestic and international matters.
Moses Segawa is a well-known and respected specialist in employment law. He has experience working on sensitive, high-value cases.