Shonubi, Musoke & Co Advocates > Kampala, Uganda > Firm Profile

Shonubi, Musoke & Co Advocates
PO BOX 3213

Uganda > Leading firms Tier 1

Shonubi, Musoke & Co Advocates continues to maintain  a strong practice across its full service offering. The firm serves as adviser to a number of major airlines, and represents local, regional, and international banks and lenders. In 2021, the firm saw a growth in its debt restructuring and insolvency practice. Hellen Nakiryowa is an experienced banking and finance practitioner, with a focus on trade, commodity, project, and asset finance. Andrew Kibaya is also a project and finance expert, particularly for tax, regulatory and transactional matters. Other names of note within the team include Innocent Kihika and Noah Edwin Mwesigwa.

Practice head(s):

Alan Shonubi; Peters Musoke; Noah Edwin Mwesigwa; Andrew Kibaya; Innocent Kihika

Other key lawyers:


‘This is a well established law firm that enjoys a sound reputation amongst the Ugandan business fraternity.’

‘The firm has handled numerous different issues quite ably and professionally.’

‘A reputable and reliable law firm.’ 

‘The services provided are prompt and of high quality.

They have deep legal knowledge and unique expertise. Moreover, the fees they charge are reasonable.’

‘Noah Mwesigwa is a top expert in Civil and Civil Procedure law. He has substantial experience and high-level litigation skills, being also very professional and timely in his responses.’

‘Flexibility in billing and customer centricity’

‘The individuals are professional, informed, knowledgeable and very approachable’

Key clients

Aga Khan Estates

British American Tobacco

Top Finance Bank

Scatec Solar ASA

AHC International

Hydro Nova/ Infraco

Capital Markets Authority

UMEME Limited


TDB Bank(formerly PTA Bank)

Afriexim Bank

Government of the United States of America

Uganda National Oil Company

Orient Bank Limited

Bank of Uganda

Emirates Airlines

Work highlights

  • Advised Global Woods Ag. on the acquisition of all its assets and transfer of the entire business of Global-Woods AG to Nile Fibreboards Limited.
  • Advised Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) (formerly trading as PTA Bank) in respect of a Euro 300,000,000 syndicated term loan facility to the Government of the Republic Uganda acting through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
  • Advised Scatec Solar ASA on its USD 1.66Billion acquisition and development of the SN Power affiliated companies which included SN Powers shareholding in Bujagali Energy Limited the licenced operator of the Bujagali Hydro-electric project.

The firm: Shonubi, Musoke & Co Advocates is one of the largest law firms in Uganda and recently celebrated 30 years with a core emphasis on corporate and commercial law practice. The firm has, over this time, built an impressive East African footprint, including a branch in Bujumbura, Burundi, and transaction specific partnerships with law firms in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. This regional outreach has perfected the firm’s expertise in providing innovative legal products honed by local knowledge across East Africa, in an era where globalisation and regional integration demand for corresponding cost effective legal solutions that transcend national frontiers.

The 2015 strategic alliance with the global law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa added an Africa wide pool of legal expertise to the firm’s resources; rendering the firm a one stop legal centre for complex continental investments across the greater African landscape (including those with English law competencies). This together with very good working relationships with several other global legal firms/brands, continue to earn the firm international recognition for mastery and leadership in business and corporate law.

This leadership spans market dominance and repute in the fields of energy and mining, public private partnerships, in the oil and gas sector and in its traditional strongholds in corporate and commercial law, M&A, project finance, banking and finance (including Islamic banking), telecommunications, real estate and litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

SM Registrars Limited, the firm’s company secretarial subsidy, caps this impressive menu of services by providing dedicated company secretarial services, regulation and compliance assessments, as well as corporate governance training in line with international best practice.

Business consultancy
Corporate and commercial
Employment and labour
Energy and infrastructure
Islamic finance
Legal advisory services
Litigation and arbitration
Property and conveyancing
at this office : 25
Other offices : Bujumbura
Other offices : Burundi