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MMAKS Advocates is committed to delivering practical and quality legal services with professionalism and integrity.
The firm adopts a proactive approach to high quality, timely and efficient legal services. MMAKS prides itself on a policy of open communication, teamwork, and client satisfaction.
The firm’s regional footprint also allows the team to advise domestic and regional clients as they expand their business and commercial interests throughout the continent.
International legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer? regard MMAKS Advocates as a Tier 1 law firm within Uganda.
For more information about MMAKS Advocates’ legal services please select a practice area to the left.
MMAKS Advocates is recognised as a market leader in advising on banking and finance matters.
The firm has a proven track record in structuring innovative and commercially sound transactions for borrowers and lenders. The team acts as local and lead counsel to domestic, regional and international banks, private equity funds , and development finance institutions.
MMAKS adopts a practical and commercially astute approach to negotiating, structuring, drafting and enforcing a variety of credit arrangements and syndicated loan facilities using Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation.
In addition to performing due diligence on borrowers and guarantors, the firm also has extensive experience in drafting and enforcing securities. MMAKS represents a variety of lenders and borrowers on commodity and trade financing transactions.
Representative transactions include:
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ banking and finance expertise, please contact Rachel Musoke.
MMAKS Advocates advises various domestic and regional companies on capital raising transactions in debt and equity capital markets.
The firm is recognized for its strong technical expertise in advising on all aspects of regulatory regimes governing initial public offerings (IPOs), listed company mergers and takeovers, regional cross-listings, rights offers, structured finance, debt issuance and private placements.
MMAKS’s Managing Partner, Timothy Masembe, has been appointed as member of the Capital Markets Authority Board.
For more information on MMAKS’ Advocates capital markets expertise, please contact Phillip Karugaba.
MMAKS Advocates’ rapidly growing corporate and commercial team advises entrepreneurs, established businesses, development finance institutions, multilateral lenders, private equity firms, and local and foreign investors on setting up and growing operations in Uganda.
MMAKS Advocates’ detailed knowledge of local practices concerning licensing, permits, regulatory supervision and cross-border due diligence ensures clients receive timely, effective advice.
The team has acted as local and lead counsel in a wide variety of matters, including:
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ corporate and commercial expertise, please contact Phillip Karugaba
MMAKS Advocates acts as local and lead counsel for international law firms, global multinationals, and private equity investors, regularly advising on a wide variety of transactional M&A matters including acquisition financing, deal structuring, due diligence, regulatory approvals and merger control applications.
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ corporate and commercial expertise, please contact Phillip Karugaba.
MMAKS Advocates offers a full range of employment and labour law services, regularly advising business enterprises, boards and company management teams on labour and industrial relations, employment contracts, pension schemes and industrial health and safety.
The team also has extensive experience in providing commercially focused advice on employment litigation. MMAKS has assisted local and international clients with implementation and structuring of employee share ownership plans and compensation claims and benefits, and advises on employee incentive structures.
The firm is a member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), a global network of labour and employment lawyers.
The team’s advisory services cover all aspects of:
MMAKS Advocates offers end to end advice on the regulatory and legal regime governing investment, licensing, exploration and production in Uganda’s oil and gas and mining sectors.
The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience advising on legal and regulatory frameworks governing local participation, land concessions, tax, and employment issues in Uganda’s mining sector.
MMAKS Advocates’ advisory services cover the following areas:
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ energy, natural and renewable resources expertise, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMAKS Advocates frequently advises on all aspects of the creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
The team is well versed in:
Mathias Ssekatawa, a partner at the firm, has recently been appointed to the Anti Counterfeiting sub-committee of The International Trademarks Association (INTA).
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ intellectual property expertise, please contact Mathias Ssekatawa.
MMAKS Advocates has an established reputation for providing strategic advice to clients in high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution matters.
The firm regularly represents corporate and commercial clients before courts, arbitrators, mediators, administrative and statutory tribunals in civil litigation and administrative proceedings.
MMAKS has particular expertise in handling complex, high value banking and finance litigation, including corporate debt recovery and enforcement of securities. The firm has also been involved in a number of ground breaking tax, employment, breach of contract and intellectual property matters.
Recent transactions include:
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ litigation and dispute resolution expertise, please contact Timothy Masembe.
MMAKS Advocates has a growing private equity practice. The firm offers comprehensive advice to regional and sector focused private equity funds, strategic acquirers and target companies on all aspects of early stage investments, buy-outs, due diligence, recapitalisations, debt restructuring and exits through IPOs or trade acquisitions.
MMAKS Advocates also negotiates and drafts a variety of documentation including consortium, shareholder, investment and management agreements.
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ private equity expertise, please contact Phillip Karugaba.
MMAKS Advocates provides innovative advice on the legal and regulatory frameworks for public private partnerships, infrastructure projects, and concession agreements.
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ projects, privatization and infrastructure expertise, please contact email@example.com.
Buyers, sellers, developers and investors rely on MMAKS Advocates for commercially sound advice on a variety of tax, registration, and related issues connected to transactions in land when setting up business operations in Uganda.
The firm is familiar with the legal and commercial considerations that commercial clients should be aware of when entering lease agreements. MMAKS Advocates also acts for contractors, developers and investors on large scale residential and commercial developments, acquisition of property, and real estate financing arrangements.
MMAKS Advocates has represented parties in disputes over property rights and related responsibilities and is able to advise on issues arising from acquisitions and dispositions of property including easements, rights of way, licenses, and transfers.
The team advises buyers and sellers of property on all stages of land transactions, including:
For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ private equity expertise, please contact Phillip Karugaba and Rachel Musoke.