magezi ibale and company advocates

Foreign investment

Are you looking to do business in Uganda? Our well-grounded team will be glad to introduce you to the business and legal regime and diligently guide you on the Uganda investment climate and requirements to incorporate, commence and fully sustain commercial business operations in Uganda.

Our firm is among the trusted & recognized contributors to the World Bank, Doing Business Report since 2005and our recent contributions on doing business in Uganda have been recognized and acknowledged in the World Bank Doing Business Report 2016. This report analyses the blanket convenience and costs of doing business in Uganda and the protection conferred to foreign investors by the national laws.

Fortune 1000 companies have a priority to invest in Africa in sectors like renewable energy, natural resources, energy, construction, health, information technology. Foreign companies have increased investments in Uganda because of the untapped consumer market and improved infrastructure to foster business and the proliferation of Private Public Partnerships and government procurement of goods and services.

Our experienced and well-acquainted transactions team advises foreign companies on cross-border transactions including joint ventures, strategic alliances, agency relationships, international distribution and sales, franchising, project finance, intellectual property licensing. From planning to execution, we anticipate our clients’ needs and respond pragmatically and proactively as we define the key issues and develop convenient practical solutions or course of action to address the challenging matters. 

We offer our clients a breadth of services designed to optimize their ability to conduct and operate their business in Uganda and engage in the cost-efficient and timely exchange of goods and services within and across borders, in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

We advise foreign clients on matters of business formation, land acquisition, immigration & employment, business operation licenses and permits, equipment leases and hire and environmental issues. We advise on the regulatory and compliance aspects of the suitable business entity or special purpose vehicles (SPVs) utilized by our clients and advise on transactions with cross border dimensions in accordance with the WTO Trade Guidelines, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and Related Transactions (CISG), ICC Rules on Documentary Credits.

We utilise our cordial cooperation, alliance, and collaboration with our reliable networks in government organisations and authorities to leverage our clients’ tasks in order to timely deliver our clients’ instructions. Imbued with globalization, our firm has an effective live video conferencing platform using Skype, Cisco WebE and Zoom to promptly communicate with our clients in real time and attend online meetings with our distant clients.