The Partners

James .L. Kyazze

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Mr. Kyazze is one of the founding partners of the firm and has until recently been acting as Company Secretary for two major energy multinational corporations in Uganda. He has extensive knowledge and experience in international transactions coupled with extensive experience in complex litigation before Courts, Tribunals and arbitral bodies. Mr. Kyazze has until recently been working for one of the leading law firms in Uganda, which lay a solid foundation for his current exceptional performance in legal practice.

Mr. Kyazze is widely and highly experienced in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. He has advised and/or acted for numerous local and international clients comprising of corporate entities, foreign law firms, international agencies and individuals regarding diverse issues (contentious and non contentious) including, banking, capital markets, carriage of goods, energy law, finance, investment law, mining and telecommunications law. Mr. Kyazze is also particularly experienced in commercial arbitration (international and domestic).

Mr. Kyazze obtained his LL.B degree from Makerere University, Kampala and holds a post graduate diploma in legal practice from Law Development Centre (LDC). Mr. Kyazze also holds a Master of Laws degree (Commercial Law) from the Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. Mr. Kyazze also holds a Certificate in Advanced Techniques in Negotiating Successful Oil and Gas Exploration and Infrastructure Contracts. He is an enrolled advocate and practices in all fields of corporate and commercial law (including litigation).

 

Ali Kankaka

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Mr. Kankaka is one of the founding partners of the firm and has until recently been acting as Company Secretary for a major mining multinational corporation in Uganda. Prior to opening the firm, Mr. Kankaka had been working for one of the leading law firms in Uganda, which has been the basis for the extensive invaluable experience that Mr. Kankaka has gained for nearly the last nine years.

Mr. Kankaka is an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all subordinate courts.  He practices in all fields of banking and finance law, corporate and commercial law (including litigation), energy law, intellectual property law, international business transactions, international commercial arbitration, securities law, tax & revenue law (including tax litigation) environmental law, and telecommunications law. Mr. Kankaka has advised various international lenders, foreign law firms, international investors and multinational corporations regarding their diverse transactions in Uganda. He is also a founding partner of the firm. Mr. Kankaka obtained his LL.B degree from Makerere University Kampala and holds a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC).