The Peer Monitoring Circle

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We have a vibrant Commercial Transactions and Corporate Advisory team providing advice on a wide range of transactional matters in diverse sectors which include; corporate governance, capital markets and securities, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships, employment and labour law, intellectual property, private equity, real estate, immigration and insurance.

Our team has advised numerous clients (both local and international) in matters pertaining to transactional and general legal services at all stages of their businesses. It provides advice and counsel from the formation of legal entities, the creation of business structures including human resource planning, the formation of corporate policies, business planning, governance and board matters and financing, to mention but a few. We have on hand various legal and non- legal consultants that routinely work with our team to provide wholesome, relevant business advice.

The team has amassed an impressive wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions. It has been at the forefront of big ticket mergers and acquisition across a wide spectrum of sectors, telecommunications included. The team has partnered with a number of prestigious regional and international law firms in many of these assignments most of which have had a cross jurisdictional element. KAA represented one of the largest east African downstream oil companies in the acquisition of the assets of an oil service company in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. It has advised on numerous asset and share purchases within the telecommunications and banking sectors and has supported the clients in acquiring the requisite anti-trust merger filings, authorisations and regulatory approvals from a wide range of regulators such as the Uganda Communications Commission, the Bank of Uganda, and COMESA.

The team has experience dealing with complex large scale supply of goods and services contracts, outsourcing arrangements, distribution and agency agreements, public procurement agreements, construction and infrastructure arrangements, licensing and regulatory matters. The practice has advised clients on derivatives and capital markets with regard to Initial Public Offerings, the development, construction and financing of real estate projects among others.

The lawyers have diverse specializations and take the time to understand our clients’ business needs in order to provide practical legal solutions intended to meet our clients’ commercial needs and promote business continuity. The various departments in the firm work as part of an ecosystem and draw from each other’s synergies to find legal solutions from various angles of the law.

Milestones

  • Successfully represented Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in an arbitration dispute worth UGX.13,000,000,000/= (Thirteen billion shillings) instituted by its former employees arising from  a restructuring exercise commissioned by the Commission.
  • We advised Apolo Hotel Corporation Ltd t/a Sheraton Kampala Hotel on the compilation of their human resource manual and employee collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advised Mota Engil Engen Haria E  Construcao Africa SA on a myriad employment  related matters including drafting and reviewing  of their regular employment and project contracts, collective bargaining agreements, representing the company in meetings and negotiations with labour unions, defending the company in litigation by employees against the company before the Industrial court.
  • Advised Solar Now on all employment related matters including converting their employee contracts from permanent to term contracts, drafting standard employment contracts, collective terminations, legal audit of the company HR function.?
  • Advised on the drafting of a Human Resource Manual for Toyota Uganda Limited and advised on the employee benefit scheme.
  • Advised Management Sciences for Health on various labour and employment related issues including redundancy termination of a number of their employees.
  • Advised the Community Health Alliance on employment related issues relating to the termination of employees for mismanaging grants for the organisation.
  • Advised the Community Health Alliance on employment related issues relating to the termination of employees for mismanaging grants for the organisation.
  • Advised Kantar TNS RMS Uganda on the labour issues arising from the closure of their business operations in Uganda.
  • Acted for SolarNow Uganda Limited in a number of employment disputes and complaints.
  • Successfully Acted for various individuals in employment complaints and disputes, most notably the Hon. Margret Zziwa former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly.

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We have a vibrant Commercial Transactions and Corporate Advisory team providing advice on a wide range of transactional matters in diverse sectors which include; corporate governance, capital markets and securities, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships, employment and labour law, intellectual property, private equity, real estate, immigration and insurance.

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