Company Law

The needs of our corporate clients is our cornerstone to devote our experience, skill and knowledge to efficiently undertake our clients’ tasks. Several advocates on our corporate legal team serve as company secretary for foreign and national companies doing business in Uganda. Each corporate attorney has individually harnessed a wealth of invaluable experience while serving as company secretary which collectively makes our firm a resourceful tank in the conduct of your corporate affairs. We a trusted and consistent contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Report since 2005 and our recent contributions on doing business in Uganda have been recognised and acknowledged in the World Bank Doing Business Report 2016.\r\n\r\nAll aspects of Company Law in Uganda are specifically governed by the Companies Act No: 1 of 2012, applicable Acts of Parliament and other subsidiary legislations.\r\n\r\nApart from business set up and corporate spin offs, we ensure that our corporate clients’ operate their affairs in compliance with the regulatory aspects of company law and general practice in Uganda and adhere to the international principles of corporate governance. From incorporation to operation and finally to dissolution or winding up, we are a trusted partner by the immediate side of our corporate clients.\r\n\r\nOur team is compelled to understand the principles, values, goals and priorities of our clients because our firm’s two decade existence and success hinges on our client’s satisfaction. We are facilitators, conduits, advisors to the needs of our corporate clients not road blocks or hurdles to gum up clients’ progress.We provide top brass legal services to our corporate clients to successfully achieve their corporate objectives and strategies.\r\n\r\nWe fully understand the reality and needs of business as a commercial law firm which compels us to ensure that the reality of business is smoothly facilitated by the law and vice versa as opposed to business and the law working against each other. We believe in bending the law to suit the needs of our business clients. We are the architects to draw bespoke blue prints according to our clients’ plans, we are the constructors who carry out our clients’ plans and we have mind of the regulator to ensure that our clients’ plans abide by the accepted rules and procedures.\r\n\r\nWe have been retained as company secretary and external counsel for some Fortune 1000 companies and some Top 100 Conglomerates in Uganda. Among these include banks and money lender institutions who have found us a reliable and efficient partner to undertake their corporate due diligences, register mortgages and debt securities, realise debt securities.\r\n\r\nAs company secretary, we are fully aware of the duties and roles of a company secretary as a general requirement and as a requirement of the Companies Act No: 1 of 2012. We carry out these duties, professionally, diligently and in a timely manner.\r\n\r\nAs external counsel, we remedy our clients’ day to day challenges and advice on matters concerning their management and operation of their companies. We advise our corporate clients on contract and employment matters, real estate and conveyancing, regulation and compliance, due diligences, intellectual property and independent advice.\r\n\r\nWe supply our client with an annual price list for all the compliance and transactional work in order to plan and budget comprehensively and make informed financial decisions. This is opposed to the spot market mechanism marred with price fluctuations and uncertainties as to cost and expense constraining the certainty of business.\r\n\r\nWe are a multi faceted corporate law firm but below is the non-exhaustive list of our services to corporate clients;\r\n

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  • Business Set Up/Corporate Spin Off;
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  • Procuring Business Licences, Permits and Statutory Clearances;
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  • Company Regularisation and Compliance;
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  • Draft and Filling Companies Forms, Resolutions, Notices, Particulars and other documents or forms with the Registrar of Companies;
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  • Structuring Raising Capital and Equity Transactions;
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  • Registering Charges and Debentures;
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  • Securitising and Registering Debt Securities, Guarantees;
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  • Company Secretarial and General Counsel Services;
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  • Chairing Corporate Meetings and Taking Minutes;
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  • Corporate Nominee Services;
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  • Corporate Director & Corporate Secretary Services;
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  • Corporate Governance;
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  • Drafting Corporate Contracts/Agreements;
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  • Insolvency, Liquidation and Winding Up;
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  • Arrangements and Restructuring;
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  • Corporate Due Diligence;
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  • Mergers & Acquisitions;
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  • Structuring Joint Ventures, Partnerships, Strategic Alliances& Franchises, Distributions and Agency Relationships;
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  • Independent Advisory and Consultancy;
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  • Debt Collection;
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  • Corporate Employment Matters;
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  • Immigration;
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  • Litigation and ADR.
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