MMAKS Advocates > Kampala, Uganda > Firm Profile
MMAKS Advocates Offices
4th Floor, Redstone House
Plot 7 Bandali Rise - Bugolobi
- Go to...
- Firm Profile
- Main Contacts
- Lawyer Profiles
MMAKS Advocates > The Legal 500 Rankings
Uganda > Leading firms Tier 1MMAKS Advocates routinely handles local and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions. Apollo Nelson Makubuya leads the projects, M&A, and banking and finance groups and has significant expertise within the oil and gas sector. Fiona Nalwanga Magona stands out for her 'wide experience’, particularly for regulatory work, compliance issues, and licensing regimes for local and foreign investors. Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe is the managing partner at the firm and head of litigation; he is frequently instructed in banking litigation.
Apollo Makubuya; Fiona Nalwanga Magona; Timothy Kanyerezi Masembe
‘High quality, efficient and legally sound’
‘What makes MMAKS unique for me is their deep sector experience and the fact that they are part of the Africa Legal Network, meaning through MMAKS and its affiliates, clients are able to get advice on a range of matters, spanning various jurisdictions in and out of Africa.’
‘I like the fact that they are very quick on their turn around times and their quality of work.’
‘What has stood our for me while working with Fiona Magona is her professionalism and her wide experience in corporate and commercial matters and mergers and acquisitions.’
‘MMAKS is a leading corporate law firm in Uganda. We choose to work with them because of their unparalleled expertise in Ugandan corporate law. They are very responsive and adhere to tight timelines. They accommodate client’s requests and are fairly flexible in fees.’
‘They are flexible in their billing and are available whenever they are called upon. They invest a lot in growing their staff and exposing them to be able to do better at their work and we can testify and see that the investment has paid off.’
‘The MMAKS team can withstand any pressures and still deliver.’
‘Timothy Masembe is very good in litigation.’
Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda National Oil Company.
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V (FMO)
Societe De Promotion Et De Participation Pour La Cooperation Economique SA (PROPARCO)
KFW Development Bank
Allen & Overy LLP
Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates, Nairobi including Anjarwalla, Collins and Hadermoita Advocates Dubai
DFCU Bank Uganda Limited
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Limited
Asante Finance Limited
Finnish Fund for Industrial Development Corporation (FINNFUND)
Absa Bank Uganda Limited
Uganda Breweries Limited
Prudential Assurance Uganda Limited
ICEA Lion General Insurance Company Limited
World Vision Uganda Limited
MMAKS Advocates > Firm Profile
MMAKS Advocates is a leading full-service law firm in Uganda with a long standing reputation of quality and excellence. It is one of the largest firms in Uganda, with 29 proficiently trained lawyers and a staff complement of 35. Two of its partners are qualified as solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
MMAKS combines a well-established litigation and commercial transactional practice. The MMAKS team specializes in the areas of commercial and corporate advisory, property, banking and finance, litigation, dispute resolution and intellectual property.
The corporate team has a proven track record in structuring innovative and commercially sound transactions for local and international investors and businesses in the areas of energy, oil and gas, projects, infrastructure, mergers, acquisitions, general corporate among others. MMAKS was involved in the negotiation of the project framework agreement for the construction of Uganda’s first ever oil refinery. It has advised on a number of financings by FMO and PROPARCO, and has an impressive debt recovery portfolio
The property, banking and finance team is specialised in areas of banking, project finance, infrastructure, power and energy, fintech and real estate. The team has handled the largest financing deals in both hydro and solar energy under the GefFit Programme in Uganda. The team is on the panel of most leading commercial banks in Uganda for example Absa Bank Uganda Limited, DFCU Bank, KCB Bank and Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Limited. It also works closely with magic circle firms across the globe and development finance institutions like Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V (FMO), Societe De Promotion Et De Participation Pour La Cooperation Economique SA (PROPARCO) and FINNFUND.
The litigation team advises on ground-breaking cases in the areas of contract, enforcement, commercial and criminal litigation, corporate debt recoveries, banking and finance, realization of securities, real estate and intellectual property among others. It has been involved in groundbreaking cases that have greatly shaped Uganda’s legal landscape. The team advises the Central Bank of Uganda together with several leading commercial banks in the country like Absa Bank, KCB Bank, DFCU Bank and Diamond Trust Bank etc. The team also has a huge debt recovery portfolio covering the key commercial banks in Uganda. The team has also handled land mark cases litigation cases in the country which have greatly shaped the legal landscape in the country. Key among these are cases relating to taxation, enforcement of foreign judgments and the liquidation of financial institutions.
MMAKS is a member of the Africa Legal Network, a leading independent association of top tier African law firms. It is also a member of the Employment Alliance, a worldwide alliance of commercial law firms, and TrustLaw, a Thomson Reuters global probono legal programme. Our litigation and Corporate teams also routinely contribute to notable international law firm directories, and other directories like Bloomberg Tax, World Compass, World Bank and Afriwise. Please visit mmaks.co.ug for further information.
|Litigation & Debt Recovery||Timothy Masembeemail@example.com||+256 772 776611|
|Head of Corporate Advisory||Apollo Makubuyafirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 256 752 785666|
|Co head of Litigation and Arbitration||Adriko Mosesemail@example.com||+256 772 785330|
|Head of Intellectual Property||Mathias Ssekatawafirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 256 772 212142|
|Partner, Litigation||Isaac Walukaggaemail@example.com||+ 256 772453010|
|Partner, Debt Recovery||Ernest Sembatyafirstname.lastname@example.org||+256 752 779922|
|Corporate Advisory & Banking & Finance||Fiona Magonaemail@example.com||+256 784 905775|
|Partner, Debt Recovery||Steven Zimulafirstname.lastname@example.org||+256 776 613611|
|Fiona Magona Nalwanga||Fiona Magona Nalwanga is a Partner in the MMAKS Corporate team with…||View Profile|
|Timothy Masembe Kanyerez||Timothy Masembe Kanyerezi is the Managing Partner and also heads the firm’s…||View Profile|
|Victor Mathias Ssekatawa||View Profile|
|Apollo Nelson Makubuya||Apollo Nelson Makubuya is one of the founding partners of MMAKS Advocates.…||View Profile|
|Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa||Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa is a partner of the MMAKS litigation team. He…||View Profile|
|Isaac Walukagga||Isaac Walukagga is a Partner in the Firm’s litigation team. He focuses…||View Profile|
|Stephen Zimula||Stephen Zimula is a partner the Litigation Team of the firm.||View Profile|
Staff FiguresProfessional Staff : 30 Support Staff : 34
MembershipsAfrica Legal Network (ALN)
- Leading firms