Real Estate, Property & Construction

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:

  • Financing and regulatory approvals of large scale acquisitions and dispositions
  • Obtaining planning and development permissions for residential and commercial properties
    all aspects of environmental compliance
  • Preparing documents and developing the structure of major residential and commercial developments
  • Drafting residential and commercial leases and related documents
    notarizing and registering transfers, leases and other related documents
    preparing, registering and discharging mortgage interests held by buyers, sellers or lenders
  • Purchasing or leasing land for development of agricultural and other business interests
  • Structuring medium and large scale residential, commercial and mixed-use developments
  • Property litigation

For more information on MMAKS Advocates’ private equity expertise, please contact Phillip Karugaba and Rachel Musoke.