ENSafrica > Kampala, Uganda > Firm Profile
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ENSafrica > The Legal 500 Rankings
Uganda > Leading firms Tier 1Phillip Karugaba leads ENSafrica's team, which is known by international investors for its focus on energy, mining, TMT, and banking and finance across Uganda and East Africa. Karugba has 'a wealth of experience' in the capital markets, M&A and private equity spheres. Rachel Musoke specialises in banking and finance -where she is particularly highly regarded for syndicated and bilateral loan transactions - real estate, tax and employment law. The firm also houses TMT sector projects expert Donald Nyakairu. Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo and Sheila Ann Pacuto are other key names, focusing on M&A and project finance respectively.
‘Willingness to go the extra mile for clients.’
‘Rachel Musoke – incredibly dedicated to her clients.’
‘The team is extremely helpful and well organised. The billing process runs smoothly.’
‘Always eager to assist, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.’
‘The firm has the required expertise and are very good with commercial law advisory.’
‘Phillip Karugaba is a very seasoned lawyer with a wealth of experience and always provides solutions.’
‘ENSafrica Uganda is a full service oriented legal firm, which covers all aspects of the corporate activity – incorporation, secretariat, licensing, M&A and more. The team is diligent, responsive and professional.’
‘Donald Nyakairu has proved to be an excellent advisor with vast knowledge in corporate law and relevant regulation, and always available to discuss urgent matters.’
Direct Pay Group
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited
The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)
Investec Bank Limited
Jumo World Limited
Gaia Impact Fund
MFS Africa Ltd
Broll Property Group
Government of Uganda (“GoU”) through the African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF”)
- Acted as Ugandan counsel to the lenders for a EUR 300,000,000 facility to the Government of Uganda for purposes of funding its development and infrastructure budget.
- Acted as legal counsel to the Government of Uganda for advisory and capacity building services with respect to the negotiation of project documents for the USD 3.5 billion Uganda East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Project.
- Advised on the acquisition of DPO Group by Network International Holdings plc.
ENSafrica > Firm Profile
With over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm and has the capacity to deliver on your business requirements across all major industries and the African continent. We are able to leverage our resources to deliver legal solutions that suit your pricing preferences and timeframes.
ENSafrica is recognised by top ranking agencies such as Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA Guide, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide and International Tax Review’s World Tax Guide, as well as by the African Legal Awards and DealMakers Awards, for achieving consistently high standards when working on the continent.
We will work to find innovative solutions to ensure you achieve your commercial goals, whether it be successfully executing a strategy, maintaining a competitive edge or defending your position. Our aim is to deliver in the manner that best suits your business requirements, preferences and pricing structures. We can advise you directly, or work closely with your in-house legal teams.
With more than 200 years’ experience, ENSafrica has significant expertise across the breadth of commercial areas and covering the African continent. We are committed to creating enduring client relationships, which are founded in a values-driven culture, and to providing you with to-the-point, jargon-free advice. We harness our deep specialist expertise in areas relevant to the project and at the correct level. This enables us to tailor-make solutions for you, with the desired turnaround times and cost efficiencies.
Over many years, ENSafrica has developed a large knowledge base of resources and a deep understanding of local nuances and ways of doing business. We have practical experience working on the ground and direct access to high-end, professional contacts across the continent, assuring you of consistent quality and world-class service. We have practitioners who are qualified to practise English law and French law and we have extensive experience in the legal codes of OHADA used in West and Central Africa.
Our practice areas
- Africa Regulatory and Business Intelligence
- Asia-Africa Trade
- Banking and Finance
- Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)
- Competition / Antitrust
- Corporate Commercial
- Data Privacy and Protection
- Dispute Resolution
- India-Africa Trade
- Insolvency, Restructuring and Business Rescue
- IntelligENS (AI)
- International Arbitration
- Intellectual Property (IP)
- Mine and Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS)
- Natural Resources and Environment
- Private Clients
- Private Equity
- Pro Bono and Corporate Social Investment
- Project Development and Project Finance
- Real Estate / Property
- Retirement Funds
- Shipping, Ports and Logistics
- Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. We also have two dedicated pro bono offices in South Africa.
Through our in-country and regional expertise, combined with our network of high quality correspondent firms, we are able to assist you with all your legal and tax requirements, no matter where in Africa you choose to do business.
ENSafrica > Firm Profile
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. With more than 600 specialist practitioners, we have deep expertise and the capacity to solve all your legal, tax, forensics and IP requirements, and help you navigate regulatory hurdles, no matter where in Africa you do business.
We are entrusted by major local and international clients to handle and co-ordinate even their most complex and sensitive requirements quickly, efficiently and with excellence. As a result, our consistently high standards have been recognised by prestigious international ranking agencies.
Because we have had many years of practical experience working on the ground throughout Africa, we have developed a proven track record and a solid understanding of local cultural, commercial and geopolitical contexts, as well as long-standing partnerships with trusted firms with whom we work.
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ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 specialist practitioners, giving us the capacity to deliver on our clients’ business requirements in all major industries across the African continent.
While Africa provides great potential for growth, businesses often face unpredictable regional challenges and conflicting regulatory requirements. It is therefore useful to have a partner who has African know-how and multijurisdictional capabilities.
Over many years, ENSafrica has accumulated practical experience working on the ground throughout Africa, and has a solid understanding of local markets, cultures, nuances and ways of doing business.
Our cross-border, continent-wide expertise in law, tax, regulatory, forensics and IP is augmented by our longstanding partnerships with high-end, professional correspondent firms, who have been selected for their deep in-country know-how. This enables our clients to receive advice from the most qualified legal advisors in each jurisdiction, and assures them of consistent quality and world-class service across the African continent.
Operating independently allows us to offer advice that is always in the best interests of our clients.
ENSafrica has practitioners who are qualified and registered to practise English law and French law, and we have extensive experience in the legal codes of OHADA used in West and Central Africa. We are also able to transact in a variety of foreign languages such as Cantonese, Mandarin and Portuguese.
Diversity at ENSafrica
Recognising Diversity is one of ENSafrica’s four core values. We believe that excellence and the ability to provide novel solutions for our clients are strongly ameliorated by the coming together of practitioners with diverse backgrounds, skillsets and perspectives.
ENSafrica demonstrably embraces our unique differences which extend across genders, life choices, locations, culture, race and more. Our people are given equal opportunities and special allowances are proactively made for unique circumstances and for those who were previously marginalised or suffered discrimination.
Pro bono and corporate social investment
We are deeply aware of the socio-economic context in which we operate. We are committed to offering access to justice, free of charge, to qualifying disadvantaged individuals through our two pro bono offices in Alexandra (Johannesburg) and Mitchells Plain (Cape Town). These offices, which were the first of their kind in South Africa, provide free, high-quality legal services to the community from within the community. All ENSafrica practitioners in South Africa, regardless of rank, render at least 32 hours of pro bono service per year to this initiative, which is 50% more than is required by the Legal Practice Council. We also provide commissioners for the small claims courts that are run in our pro bono offices. We also recently launched a pro bono offering in Windhoek, Namibia.
In addition, through all our offices, we provide free legal services (pro amico) to a variety of causes and projects, and we donate funding and resources to a number of interest groups and organisations.
B-BBEE in South Africa
As an African law firm, we are committed to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa. B-BBEE is a constitutionally mandated objective of the South African Government which seeks to address the legacy of apartheid through legislation and policy aimed at increasing the participation of black people in the economy.
It consists of measures and initiatives aimed at increasing levels of equity ownership by black people in businesses operating in South Africa, increasing the number of black people who participate in management roles in businesses, improving the skills of black employees, assisting black owned SMMEs, procuring goods and services from businesses that are good contributors to B-BBEE, and corporate social investment.
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