ENSafrica Uganda is a full service law firm based in Kampala.

Long-term client relationships are our hallmark; we value these relationships, which go beyond once-off projects and transactions, as we strive to provide value on a consistent, ongoing basis.

Because our dedicated team of lawyers understands the legal, regulatory and economic context of doing business in Uganda, against the background of increased growth and development across the continent, we are able to advise you on a broad range of matters across the legal spectrum and guide you through any challenges which your business may face.

We are market leaders in complex, high value, cross-border matters and are especially renowned for our work in corporate and commercial, mining, energy (including oil and gas), property, banking and finance, competition, employment, telecommunications, tax, insolvency, legislative and regulatory regime reviews, commercial litigation and arbitration.

We have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent.

ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

As such, we regularly partner with specialists across the firm, meaning that we are able to assist with all aspects of all matters across all sectors in all African jurisdictions, ensuring that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly.

Our key differentiator is that we operate as one firm across Africa. All of our offices are fully integrated and work as one team.

By leveraging the complementary expertise, skills and resources of each of our offices, work is always done by the practitioner who can do it best, at the most affordable rate.

one of the best lawyers in the country … a spectacular knowledge of the market
— Chambers Global Guide 2018
I found the firm extremely grounded on corporate finance. I was particularly impressed at how the firm handled a cross border transaction on our behalf involving three countries and got the deal across the line quite seamlessly.
— IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018
Clients value the team’s responsiveness and flexibility to meet our needs. They add: The team provides very good professional advice and has good negotiation skills.
— Chambers Global Guide 2018
the very responsive team at ENSafrica provides sound legal advice with a commercial lens
— The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2018

experiENS

USD300-million
commercial development of a public institution’s 30 acre real estate portfolio in Kampala, under a public private partnership framework.
EUR15-million
financing by a development finance institution to a company in Luxembourg, part of which was on-lent to its Ugandan subsidiary in order to build data centres in Uganda.
USD9-million
financing of the construction of a hotel in Kampala by
USD6-million
syndicated financing by facility agent SunFunder to a Ugandan company providing solar energy solutions.
Disposal
of Fenix International’s subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to ENGIE Energie S.A.
Acquisition
by a pan-African insurance company of a Ugandan insurance company.
Financing
of the construction of a 15 MW run-of-river hydropower plant by a development finance institution.
Financing
of the purchase of an aircraft by a Ugandan bank, including the registration of an aircraft bond at the Companies Registry and the Civil Aviation Authority.
Construction
of the 1 445km East African Crude Oil Pipeline by the Government of Uganda and the Uganda National Oil Company.
Development
of the Kingfisher Development Area and the Buhuka-Kabaale Feeder Pipeline Resettlement Action Plan by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Uganda.
they have an impressive skill set and knowledge in corporate recoveries
— Chambers Global Guide 2018

contact

Phillip Karugaba

executive
pkarugaba@ENSafrica.com

contact details

Kampala offices
4th Floor
Rwenzori Towers
Plot 6 Nakasero Road
Nakasero
Kampala
Uganda
tel: +256 31 222 5500
www.ENSafrica.com

expertise

expertise

African regulatory and business intelligence
agribusiness
Asia
aviation
banking and finance
Broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)
competition/antitrust
corporate commercial
dispute resolution
employment
environment
fiduciary
fintech
forensics
immigration
India
insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
insurance
intellectual property (IP)
intelligENS
mine and occupational health and safety
mining
private clients
private equity
pro bono and corporate social investment
project development and project finance
real estate / property
shipping, ports and logistics
tax
technology, media and telecommunications