magezi ibale and company advocates

Energy, Infrastructure and Construction law

Our attorneys have worked with various aspects of construction in both public and private projects including PPP’s and have a deep understanding of the issues relevant to owners, contractors, developers, architects, insurance companies, government agencies and other players in this industry.

Our firm handles the formation of business entities or Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) intending to undertake building and construction obligations in Uganda. We facilitate our clients from incorporation to operating a bank account and receiving their first cheque and further avail our esteemed clients with our more for less post incorporation legal services and advice.

Our firm understands that the nature of construction business can be robust and complex which has over time compelled our firm to diligently advice our building and construction clients on matters such as licensing, regularization, contract management, joint ventures, legal audits and most importantly ensure that our clients comply, follow and conform with the Employment and Labour Laws, Regulations and bye-laws of Uganda.

The firm advises on building construction contracts including drafting and reviewing such contracts. We execute building and construction contracts with the principles and guidance of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) rules to ensure our client’s contracts are coined in accordance with the accepted international and global standards and ensure that our client’s contracts are in conformity with necessary Laws of Uganda.

The firm also handles disputes relating to construction projects before the courts and arbitration tribunals like the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers (UIPE), the Uganda Institute of Professional Architects and the Uganda Arbitration Tribunal among others. The firm’s Energy & Minerals Department has advised on power generation projects, mining and rail and transport projects.

We have advised (including the drafting and negotiation of mining, concession, power purchase agreements) for some Fortune 500 Companies and the Top 100 Companies in Uganda on several energy projects in the Eastern and Northern Uganda. Our lawyers keep abreast with changes in legislative and regulatory requirements in these sectors to ensure that our clients duly comply with the dynamic changes in the applicable Laws of Uganda. We also have expertise in energy litigation and arbitration and have represented the key energy firms in Uganda in all dispute resolution in Uganda.