Firm profile submitted by Kampala Associated Advocates
Managing Partner: David Mpanga
Senior Partners: Peter Kabatsi, Elly Karuhanga, Dr Kallu Kalumiya, Sam Mayanja, Oscar Kambona, Joseph Matsiko
Associate Partners: Bruce Musinguzi, Augustine Idoot Obilil and Jet Tumwebaze
Consultant: Hon Justice Herbert Ntabgoba (ret Principal Judge)
Senior Associates: Isaac Kyagaba, Dennis Otatiina, Pearl Nyakabwa , John Musiime and Catherine Nansubuga
Legal Associates: Leonard Businge, John Bulungu, Nicholas Kihangire, and Phoebe Murungi
Legal Assistants: Thomas Katto and Raymond Mwebesa
Number of partners: 9
Number of Lawyers:18
Languages: English, French, Swahili
Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) is one of the leading full service law firms in East Africa. With over 40 staff: a total of 18 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 handling the largest transactions and litigation matters. Kampala Associated Advocates provides a strong balance of international as well as local expertise. The partners and lawyers at Kampala Associated Advocates have on several occasions acted on behalf of private companies, multinational companies, banks, and the Government of Uganda in handling several legal matters. KAA has formal associations with Dentons (www.dentons.com) and Simmons & Simmons (www.simmons-simmons). These associations offer the firm international support from time to time as and when the need arises. They also afford the firm access to law firms in South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Algeria, Burundi, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia thus its clients are guaranteed the highest standard of legal representation as they conduct and arrange their business affairs in the emerging and dynamic African market.
Corporate & Finance:
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
■ Advising French oil company Total on the acquisition of GAPCO
■ Advised Madhvani group of companies on the restructuring of Muljhbhai Madhvani Limited to separate the sugar business from the non sugar business.
■ Advising Opecprime Properties Ltd on Public Private Partnership project for the development of a satellite town within Kampala City.
■ Advised Standard Chartered Bank on the issuance of its Subordinated debt issue worth UGX 23 billion
■ Advised Stanbic Bank on US$14million loan to Gulf Stream Investments to finance the construction of Acacia Mall.
■ Advised African Export-Import Bank on a US$ 10million trade facility loan from African to Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDB).
■ Acted as local law advisors on a US$ 150 million facility to Africell Holding Limited from a number of financial institutions with Deutsche Bank as the agent.
Key Clients: 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: [email protected]
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 national telecom and broadcasting regulatory body, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) with Attorney General in defending a USD 513 breach of contract claim against the Uganda Govt. brought by Traces SA.
■ Successfully represented UCC against Faisal Islamic Bank in Sudan in a US$500m dispute over a letter of credit issued by the Bank to UCC.
■ Successfully represented Uganda National Roads Authority in litigation worth 67million Euros against REYNOLDS.
■ Successfully defended MTN in a suit about the legality of mobile money transactions, and succeeded in having the suit dismissed.
Key Clients: MTN Uganda Limited, Uganda Commissions Commission, 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: [email protected]; [email protected]
Revenue & Taxation:
The firm’s taxation department is headed by Oscar Kambona, one of the most renowned tax lawyers in the country.
■ Successfully represented Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited in a USD 490 million dollar tax dispute against URA before Commercial Court of Uganda, revolving around Capital gains tax arising from disposal of interest in oil blocks.
■ The firm represented MTN in a UGX 900 million customs tax dispute against Uganda Revenue Authority challenging the valuation and reclassification of network rollout equipment.
■ Advised Eskom Uganda Ltd, a power generation company on the pending dispute with Uganda Revenue Authority in respect of eligibility to claim capital allowances on assets that came into use after the concession date with the Government of Uganda.
■ Advised Petro (U) Ltd and subsequently successfully represented them in court in resolving a UGX 1.3 billion Value Added Tax assessment related to the disposal of its assets during the restructuring of the company.
■ Represented UMEME Ltd(Power Distribution Co.) in a USD 33.8million dollar dispute against URA before the Commercial Court regarding the taxability of assets that were passed over from government to the Co. under a concession agreement
■ Appearing on behalf of National Social Security Fund in a UGX 89 billion dispute on whether interest paid to members of the fund is an allowable deduction in assessment of income tax.
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: [email protected]
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 to Uganda Development Bank
■ Advising on various facilities and securities by Standard Chartered Bank Uganda to its various Ugandan entities
■ KAA are panel lawyers for leading banks in Uganda and offer support to their day to day operations.
Key Clients: Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited, Barclays Bank (U) Limited, Stanbic Bank (U) Limited, Centenary Rural Development Bank, DFCU Bank, NC Bank
Contact: Sam Mayanja
Email: [email protected]
Credit Management/Debt Collection:
This team 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.
■ 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
■ Currently recovering up to USD 18 million and UGX 11billion for Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited
Key Clients: UMEME Limited, Civil Aviation Authority, Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited, Barclays Bank (U) Limited , Stanbic Bank and Nile Breweries Limited (a subsidiary of SAB Miller plc)
Contact: Dr Kallu Kalumiya
Email: [email protected]
- KAA House, Plot 41,
- Nakasero Road,
- PO Box 9566,
- Central Region
- Tel +256 414 344 123
- Fax +256 414 349 954
- Email : [email protected]
- Website : http://kaa.co.ug/