Areas of Practice

Commercial Transactions

In practice, advising our clients invariably involves more than one division:-

Our corporate division is recognized as a world leader in mergers, acquisitions, flotation, joint ventures and private equity.

These are often pioneering deals. While many people associate corporate law with mergers, acquisitions and private equity, there are many other types of expertise at work here.

Lawyers specializing in trust/competition, employment, pensions and incentives help companies with some of the toughest issues facing modern business.


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.


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 pro-vide 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.


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.


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 out-side 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


Taxation 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 We have developed experience and focus on both strategic and private equity transactions, specific industries and cross-border transactions. At Buwembo Advocates we are set to provide assistance to clients on national and worldwide mergers and acquisition transactions.


Mergers & Acquisitions

We have developed experience and focus on both strategic and private equity transactions, specific industries and cross-border transactions.

At Buwembo Advocates we are set to provide assistance to clients on national and worldwide mergers and acquisition transactions. We maintain an on-the-ground understanding of substantitive legal matters, local markets & industry specific issues. Our global exposure ensures local legal advice at standards essential for transactions, as well as the economies that result from experienced, coordinated transaction management. The key component of the firm’s mergers and Acquisition practice is its broad understanding of the corporate governance aspects of transactions advising boards of directors in difficult and sensitive situations