Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

The past few years have been challenging for financial institutions and have required fresh thinking to adjust to the continually changing economic, political and regulatory conditions. Our banking and finance lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialists to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques applicable to the industry. .

Our team has solid experience in areas including but not limited to:
» Asset finance;
» Asset management;
» Banking, finance and securitization disputes;
» Corporate lending;
» Financial services lending;
» Islamic finance;
» Leveraged finance;
» Trade, commodities and export financing;
» Negotiation of bank loans and preparation of loan agreements;
» Asset securitization such as debentures, mortgages and other charges;
» Setting up and organization of mutual funds management companies;
» Debt restructuring and debt recovery services;
» Capital market transactions;
» Trade finance and letters of credit;
» Guarantees and performance bonds ; and
» Insurance and reinsurance contacts and litigation.
Christopher’s practice is focused on the intersection of law, finance and technology and how that nexus can be harnessed for sustainable transformation. Christopher returned to legal practice after six years as in-house counsel at American Tower Corporation (ATC) where he advised on various commercial, legal and regulatory aspects of ATC’s operations in Uganda.

Christopher Luwaga

Managing Partner

Bernard is a Senior Partner at the firm and the current President of the East Africa Law Society. He is a certified PPP specialist with over 10 years experience. Bernard went into private practice having spent close to nine years working as Legal Advisor with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, first as a Legal Counsel with the Privatisation Unit and thereafter as a Legal Advisor with the Department of Project Analysis and PPPs.
Daniel is a Partner with the firm’s Real Estate and Conveyance department. He has over 30 years’ experience in land matters first as an Assistant Government Valuer and secondly as a Registrar of Titles.
Moses is a Senior Associate with the firm. He has extensive experience in real estate, banking and finance matters. He advises commercial banks on security documentation and is routinely involved in drafting loan agreements, charges, mortgages, guarantees, debentures and other reviewing and advising on offer letters, drafting charges, mortgages, guarantees, debentures and other security documents. Moses also advises on regulatory aspects of banking law.

Moses Kwoba

Associate Partner

Mercy is an Associate in the Corporate Commercial, Banking and Finance Teams. She advises financial institutions on compliance obligations with Uganda’s regulatory regime as well as lending arrangements.

Mercy Sasira

Practice Manager