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

Shonubi, Musoke & Co Advocates
PO BOX 3213

Uganda > Leading firms Tier 1

The ‘experienced legal team’ at Shonubi, Musoke & Co Advocates provides the full spectrum of legal services across its commercial and business law practice. The firm’s mandates span a variety of sectors, especially energy and infrastructure. Recent work has involved advising local and foreign clients on M&A deals, project development, financial services regulation and transactions in the private equity space. Noah Edwin Mwesigwa offers extensive expertise in complex corporate and commercial deals, while Hellen Nakiryowa and Andrew Kibaya specialise in a range of banking and finance transactions. Innocent Kihika is also noted for his focus on energy and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:


‘I have been working with a dedicated team of lawyers from the firm. They are professional, attentive, identify the issues and conduct a thorough legal review to decide on the best approach or strategy to address the matters.’

‘The individuals understand the national laws, they consult their clients to ensure correct interpretation of facts, provide updates and respond in a timely manner. They are an experienced legal team and have had sufficient training in their respective fields.’

‘Professional, quick and reliable service.’

‘Hellen is very professional and works to ensure the client’s needs are met at all times.’

‘The firm provides commercially sound and practical legal advice to its clients.’

‘They are well grounded in the banking space.’

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

European Investment Bank

Cordiant Emerging Loan Fund IV

Alliance EMS

Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd

MTC Trust & Corporate Services Limited

Medipoint Industries Limited and its Shareholders

Jubilee Life Insurance Company of Uganda

Jubilee Insurance Company of Uganda

International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund)

Standard Bank of South Africa

Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited

Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited

Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A

Talanton impact fund, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised MTN Uganda and MTN Mobile Money on the demerger and segregation of the telecoms company and mobile money business as a result of a new law.
  • Advised on the review, restructure and potential demerger of the Uganda National Oil Company and its subsidiaries, including Uganda Refinery Holding Company and the National Pipeline Company.
  • Advised a syndicate of lenders comprising of EIB, Cordiant, Allianz and Finnfund in respect of a $44m additional term loan facility from Cordiant and a new facility from Finnfund to Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group Holdings.

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