Firm Profile > Katende, Ssempebwa And Company > Kampala , Uganda

Katende, Ssempebwa And Company
PO BOX 2344

Leading firms Tier 2

Full-service firm Katende, Ssempebwa And Company has a diverse client base that includes leading banks, insurance companies, airlines, energy companies and NGOs, among others. Commercial litigation is a particular strength, and the firm stands out for its ability to take on complex public interest litigation. Senior partners Fredrick Ssempebwa and John Katende and corporate and commercial expert Sim Katende are leading figures in the team.

KATS (Katende Ssempebwa & Co. Advocates) was founded in 1969. We are celebrating 50 years of providing world class legal and advisory services in 2019! Our Founding Partners are John W. Katende and Prof. Frederick Ssempebwa.

KATS is Uganda’s largest and leading law firm with over sixty (60) full time legal and support staff. We are a Full service law firm providing all legal and advisory services categorised under: Transactional & Advisory, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Business Support and Pro bono.

KATS has been internationally ranked as the number one law firm in Uganda year after year by Chambers and Partners: Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers For Business, IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and the Legal 500; the premier benchmark league tables for lawyers worldwide.

KATS has an unparalleled client roster. Our major clientele comprise of major international and local corporations, financial institutions, the Government of Uganda and other nations, non-governmental organisations, airlines, oil companies, insurance companies, cutting edge technology firms, most of the prominent individuals in the nation’s economy and other sectors.

KATS is a Member of LEXAfricaAfrica’s first and largest Legal Alliance comprising of over five hundred (500) lawyers in twenty eight (28) jurisdictions across Africa.

KATS boasts of talented, highly qualified and experienced lawyers some of whom, uniquely in this market :

¤ Are dual qualified and licensed to practice in the State of New York, London and across East Africa.

¤ Graduated from some of the world’s leading law schools including Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, London School of Economics etc.

¤ Have had practical legal training at other world renown international firms like Slaughter & May, Hogan Lovells, Eversheds, Doughty Street Chambers, Covington & Burling and Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton.


Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner-Founding Partner-Senior Partner John W. Katende +256752723440
Founding Partner-Senior Partner Prof. Frederick E. Ssempebwa +256752777111
Partner-Head Corporate & Commercial Department Sim Katende +256702529937
Associate Partner Alice Namuli Blazevic +256752246442
Priniple Associate Arthur Mukiibi Katende +256785120344
Head of Business Development Baati Katende Ntambi +256776222845
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Sim Katende photo Mr Sim Katende
Mr John Winston Katende  photo Mr John Winston Katende
 Frederick E. Ssempebwa  photo Frederick E. Ssempebwa
Senior Partners : 2
Partners : 4
Associate Partners : 4
Principle Associates : 5
Senior Associates : 5
Associates : 2
Junior Associates : 4
Chief Accountant : 1
Human Resource Manager : 1
IT Manager : 1
Support Staff : 32
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