Gloria Matovu Kawooya | Partner | MMAKS Advocates


Gloria has over ten years’ experience in legal practice and has handled corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions and due diligences. She has also been in the banking industry where she worked as Country Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary at Standard Chartered Bank, and has worked at Stanbic Bank Uganda. At Stanbic, she was the deputy Head of Legal and Manager Legal Corporate and Investment Banking. Her team at Stanbic was awarded the 2019 Uganda Law Society ‘Women in Law’ Award as the best In-House team.

Gloria was a Board member and Trustee of the Stanbic Bank Uganda Staff Pension Fund as well as a Board member of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda.

Gloria holds a Master of Laws degree in Global Business Law from the New York University School of Law, and a Masters of Laws degree in Corporate and Financial Services Law from the National University of Singapore.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Professional Qualification

FEB 2012: LL.M. (Global Business Law), New York University School Of Law, Singapore Program

JUL 2012: LL.M. (Corporate and Financial Services Law), National University Of Singapore, Singapore

APR 2008: Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Bar Course program), Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda

OCT 2006: LLB, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda

Career Summary

APR 2019 – DATE: Partner and Head of Banking and Finance, ALN Uganda|MMAKS Advocates, Uganda

APR 2016 – APR 2019: Manager Legal, Stanbic Bank Uganda

JUL 2016: Manager Legal, Stanbic Bank, Zambia

AUG 2015 – MAR 2016: Manager Legal, Stanbic Bank, Uganda

SEP 2013 – AUG 2015: Country Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary, Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda

OCT 2008 – AUG 2013: Legal Associate, ALN|Uganda MMAKS Advocates, Uganda

NOV 2009 – DEC 2009: Associate, ALN|Kenya Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

AUG 2012 – AUG 2013: Lecturer, Kyambogo University, Uganda

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate M&A


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