Our Practice Areas
Banking & Finance

Our specialized banking practice includes development banking, general banking, structured finance, syndicated and general lending, asset and project finance, guarantees, debentures and charges among others. We have acted as counsel for numerous foreign and local investors seeking to underwrite major loans and transactions within the country. We have represented various foreign donor agencies and government bodies and we have performed due diligence and monitoring of the projects they have underwritten.

Our briefs from the financial institutions commonly include carrying out searches and verifying propriety of the securities being offered, preparation, review and registration of security documents, preparation of loan agreements as well as any other ancillary agreements. We also handle bank collections and foreclosure.

Insolvency & Restructuring

We offer practical and commercial advice on a full range of contentious and non-contentious issues encountered in insolvencies. The depth and scope of our experience and commercial insight means we are ideally placed to provide consistently high quality and proactive legal and technical advice.

We can advise on insolvencies from all angles, and act regularly for stakeholders including: commercial creditors, bondholders; lenders/financial institutions; large lender groups; agents to syndicated lending groups; official and unofficial creditors' committees; insolvency officers; accountants/financial advisers; distressed debt investors and trading desks; corporations experiencing financial difficulties; and principal finance and private equity sponsors. We have the expertise to advise on all types of insolvency proceedings, specializing in multi jurisdictional proceedings; litigation and dispute resolution including protecting creditor claims, cross border recovery, asset freeze, and search operations); purchase and sale of claims; advice in relation to avoidance actions; and advice on regulatory, financial, and commercial issues.

The truly global nature of our Restructuring and Insolvency team makes us a market leader and enables us to provide an unparalleled depth of top quality resource to meet our clients' needs for comprehensive legal advice throughout Africa, Europe and the US. The team is made up of senior resource which is able to provide clients with experienced based solutions to the challenges they face.

Over and above our commercial law experty, our lawyers and attorney at Law are trained on handling matters affecting, Corporate Governance and NGO governance, Dispute resolution, Insurance claims, Insolvency & Recovery, Immigration Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Legal Consultancy, Trade Marks & Patents and Corporate Strategic planning amongst its list of expertise.

Intellectual Property

The firm offers both IP specialists, who typically handle transactional, advisory and disputes work, and commercial lawyers who are familiar with dealing with IP issues in the course of drafting and negotiating a wider range of transaction documents. Whether the job is standalone, or part of a larger transaction we can provide partners and lawyers with a suitable range of experience and skills.

We can offer our clients our practically applied IP knowledge and expertise, as well as a deep understanding of the challenges involved with conducting a market leading, international business in a constantly evolving technological environment.

Tax Law

We offer services on a range of issues with respect to Income tax, VAT/ Indirect tax, Withholding tax, Customs, Tax planning and compliance, International taxation.

We also provide tax training, Tax litigation services, Tax Dispute resolution, Tax for M & A and re-organization, corporate tax.
Addressing indirect taxes up front can impact cash flow, absolute costs and risk exposure to additional tax, interest and penalties, income tax audits, or even litigation.

Our experience shows that adequate planning for indirect taxes actually reduces the burden of compliance, for coordinated tax and legal services, and increased trade regulation underscores the importance of compliance plans in helping avoid stiff penalties.
With deep local tax abilities and a uniquely collaborative culture, we can conduct complex tax issues.

Tax Law

We offer services on a range of issues with respect to Income tax, VAT/ Indirect tax, Withholding tax, Customs, Tax planning and compliance, International taxation.

We also provide tax training, Tax litigation services, Tax Dispute resolution, Tax for M & A and re-organization, corporate tax.
Addressing indirect taxes up front can impact cash flow, absolute costs and risk exposure to additional tax, interest and penalties, income tax audits, or even litigation.

Our experience shows that adequate planning for indirect taxes actually reduces the burden of compliance, for coordinated tax and legal services, and increased trade regulation underscores the importance of compliance plans in helping avoid stiff penalties.
With deep local tax abilities and a uniquely collaborative culture, we can conduct complex tax issues.

Oil, Gas and Petroleum Law

Our Knowledge of oil and gas law distinguishes us from other firms. We identify the best and most cost-effective means to adhere our client's goals. We have worked as inside and outside general causal to energy firms.

We have represented wind and solar developers in their pre-development work. We have represented buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions throughout the industry. Our lawyers are particularly experienced in the acquisition or disposition of oil and gas properties.

Corporate Finance

Our lawyers offer advice and assistance to corporate clients who desire to break even and further grow their businesses by obtaining and using finance.

We assist our clients to get overdrafts to finance their business operations. The law firm provides assistance and guidance throughout the process of negotiation and drafting the relevant documents.

Buwembo & Co. Advocates has established vital working relationships with various providers of financial services. The firm extends this benefit to its clients who desire to acquire short, medium and long term loans, among other financial services.

Our team also advises companies on the issuance of debentures and assists in the drafting of debenture agreements, as well as providing professional advice on the use of chargesand securities in raising corporate finance.

Our corporate finance practice also entails provision of industry specific advice on both personal and corporate guarantees, as well as investment and corporate rescue solutions.

The law firm also provides legal counsel to clients who intend to raise extra capital by floatation on the stock exchange.

Family Practice
Adoption and Guardianship

Buwembo & Co. Advocates has experts in the domestic relations area of adoption and guardianship.

Our lawyers provide specialist advice based on the laws that govern adoption and the practice in Uganda. We handle all aspects of the process including processing foster care orders for intending adoptive parents and applying for adoption orders in courts of law.

As an alternative to adoption, we advise our clients about the benefits of guardianship. Ultimately, we assist them secure guardianship of children of their choice.
Our family practice avails the adoption and guardianship services to both Ugandan and foreign citizens.

    Marriage And Divorce

    We offer legal services in all matrimonial matters including marriage, separation, nullification of marriage and divorce proceedings.

Labour & Employment

Labour is an essential part of commercial and functional societal establishments. Thus, the firm has specialists in the field of labour law.

We provide legal input to our clients’ human resource departments. Our services include drafting and perusing employment contracts & human resource manuals, presiding over and representation at employers’ disciplinary proceedings as well as mediation and arbitration of employment disputes.

We also handle disputes before labour officers, the industrial tribunal, courts of law and at the union level.

The firm also offers advice on recruitment of foreign workers in Uganda and Ugandans in work establishments abroad. We assist in the processing of visas, entry permits and work permits for our clients.

Our clientele includes individuals, companies, labour unions / associations and non-governmental organizations. We also provide legal services to governments and international bodies.

Migration & Immigration

Labour is an essential part of commercial and functional societal establishments. Thus, the firm has specialists in the field of labour law.

We provide legal input to our clients’ human resource departments. Our services include drafting and perusing employment contracts & human resource manuals, presiding over and representation at employers’ disciplinary proceedings as well as mediation and arbitration of employment disputes.

We also handle disputes before labour officers, the industrial tribunal, courts of law and at the union level.

The firm also offers advice on recruitment of foreign workers in Uganda and Ugandans in work establishments abroad. We assist in the processing of visas, entry permits and work permits for our clients.

Our clientele includes individuals, companies, labour unions / associations and non-governmental organizations. We also provide legal services to governments and international bodies.

Media

We have libel, slander and malicious falsehood attorneys.  The firm also handles licensing and other related matters.

Our clients include publishers, editors, journalists as well as radio and television broadcasters. The firm also represents clients and advises them on complaints before the Uganda Communications Commission.

Shipping & Trade

We assist clients nominate shippers and give shippers expert advice concerning their shipment obligations. Attorneys at our firm also act as arbitrators in local and international trade disputes.

We draft and give expert advice on sales and shipping contracts, in line with the latest terms and recommendations of the International Chamber of Commerce and domestic laws.

The firm basically handles all legal aspects of the trade including business entity establishment and ensuring compliance.

Technology & Telecommunications

Uganda’s telecom industry has seen tremendous growth over the last fifteen years, seeing an influx of foreign telecom players. The mobile telecommunications sector has expanded but still small yet the government policy is to encourage maximum competition. It is, therefore, a potential sector for telecom investors; radio communications services providers, carriers and internet service providers.

Buwembo & Co. Advocates provides all industry-related services. Some of these include processing equipment approval, verification, and certification; cabling licences as well as installation permits. We also negotiate and prepare interconnection agreements as between our clients and pre-existing infrastructure owners.

Investment in this sector is monetarily formidable and chances are high that investors qualify for investment licences. These come with benefits such as tax holidays. We assess our clients’ investments and assist those who qualify to obtain this benefit.

Please note that these services are additional to our corporate practice. Visit or contact our office if you require further information regarding this area.