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Moses Adriko | Managing Partner | MMAKS Advocates


Moses is a Partner of the Firm and Co-head of the Firm’s Litigation Team. His practice focuses mainly on Corporate and Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and International Criminal Law.

He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England of Wales and Senior Counsel, Uganda. Moses is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and serves as Board Chairman Sanlam Uganda. He holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of East Anglia and has a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.

Moses is a past president of the Uganda Law Society and has chaired the African Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). He has served as Council Member on the IBA Human Rights Institute and as a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda.

He also served as a member of the Public Appeals and Procurement Authority Tribunal (PPDA Tribunal) and as a member of the Transitional Justice Issues Committee, of the Government of Uganda.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Senior Counsel, Uganda
  • Certified Adjudicator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIARB)
  • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford, Surrey, England
  • LL.B, University of East Angalia, England

Career Summary

2005 – Date –   Partner, MMAKS Advocates

2001 – 2005  – Partner, Adriko & Karugaba Advocates, Uganda

1995 – 1991  –    Associate, Katera & Kagumire Advocates, Uganda

1995 – 1991  –    Trainee Solicitor, Luper Partnership, Camden, England

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal and Civil litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Construction Adjudication
  • Arbitration

Appointments and Accolades

  • Moses has been appointed a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
  • Moses has been appointed to the List of Counsel of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
  • Moses has been recognized by The Global Leading Lawyers directory as one of the top ranked dispute resolution specialists in Uganda.

Top Matters

  • Acting for Uganda Breweries in a complex tax dispute with Uganda Revenue Authority involving the application of the East African Custom Management Act.
  • Acting for Diageo in a suit obtaining order against infringement of the John Walker Black Label brand.
  • Acting for Coex Coffee International successfully to resist attachment of Coffee stocks worth USD 750,000.
  • Acting against the Attorney General of Uganda to successfully recover compensation in the sum of USD 2 million on behalf of a client whose property was expropriated.
  • Acted as Arbitrator in General Adhoc United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunals on various commercial disputes.
  • Acted as Panel Member of the Public Procurement Disposal Assets Appeals Tribunal (PPDAAT) on various complex multi-million dollar disputes involving Public Procurement disputes and appeals from the Procurement Authority.