robert

Practice Area:
Commercial disputes, Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure law, Intellectual Property, Corporate Advisory, Islamic finance.


Email: apenya@engorumutebi.co.ug

Robert is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. He focusses his practice on commercial transactions, energy and renewable resources as well as general commercial advisory. His experience includes negotiating and drafting shareholders agreements, asset purchase agreements, concession agreements, off takers agreements, debt-equity conversion agreements, distribution agreements, conventional lending facilities, employment agreements and security accession agreements. He also practices in the firm’s intellectual property practice.

  • Bachelors of Laws Makerere University, Kampala Uganda
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Kampala
  • Certificate in Trial Advocacy, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society
  • Islamic Finance Market Advisors
  • Advising a sponsor on the project finance aspects related to the development of a 7 MW mini hydro power project in Uganda valued at USD 23,000,000.
  • Advising Dyer and Blair Investment Bank on the proposed sale and transfer of its retail business to a licensed brokerage firm in Uganda.
  • Advising a consortium of construction firms on its bid for the development of the proposed Kenya-Uganda Petroleum Product Pipe Line project.
  • Represented Chongqing International Construction Company (CICO), a construction company owned by the Chinese Government on a Ug. Shs. 24,000,000,000 dispute against Uganda National Roads Authority relating to the validity of a sub contract that was executed under a civil works contract.
  • Advising the Uganda Securities Exchange on the legal aspects pertinent to the infrastructure harmonisation of the Smart Order Router Central Depository system for the regional securities market.
  • Advising a tower assets company on a USD 60,000,000 facility from IFC and Standard Bank for financing the acquisition of various tower assets.
  • Advising an international financial institution on an umbrella financing for a telecom project across several African countries in a deal valued at USD 315,000,000.
  • Enhancing regulatory infrastructure to facilitate Islamic banking transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa presented at the Sub –Saharan Africa Islamic Convention at Serena Hotel in Uganda.
  • Building the regulatory infrastructure to enable Islamic finance to build on its potential in East Africa presented at the East African Islamic Finance Summit at Villarosa Kempsiky Nairobi.
  • Co-author Mergers and Acquisitions Uganda Chapter published in the International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG).
  • Contributor to the Labour Market Regulation Doing Business Doing Business project World Bank Group 2016.

KIM_2419

Practice Area:
Dispute Resolution, Employment and Pensions, Insolvency , NGO’s, Immigration and Refugee Law.


Email: engoru@engorumutebi.co.ug

Ivan specialises in Employment and Pensions  law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Insolvency. He has over ten (10) years post Bar experience in trials before courts of record and quasi- judicial bodies of criminal and civil nature. He has rendered extensive advice in employment disputes involving employees and employers, establishment of retirement benefits schemes, comprehensive reviews of human resource manuals and sexual harassment policies.  Ivan is also an academic member of staff at the Department of Commercial Law, Makerere University.  Ivan is currently the firm's managing partner.

  • Masters of Laws (IDL) University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
  • Bachelors of Laws Makerere University, Kampala Uganda
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Kampala
  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society
  • South African Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Successfully represented a bidder in administrative review proceedings before the Appeals Committee of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority challenging an award to a contractor by UNRA of a contract of civil works amounting to Ug. Shs. 384,000,000,000 (Uganda Shillings Three Hundred Eighty Four Billion).
  • Representing the Uganda Law Society in an expert’s consultation to advise the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development on the liberalization of the free movement of labour and services in the Northern Corridor comprising of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
  • Rendered advice to Chongqing International Construction Company (CICO), a construction company owned by the Chinese Government on a dispute amounting to Ug. Shs. 24,000,000,000 (Uganda Shillings Twenty Four Billion) against Uganda National Roads Authority relating to the validity of a sub contract that was executed under a civil works contract.
  • Successfully defended and secured an acquittal in a fraud case in the High Court of Uganda arising from a complaint by a leading commercial bank against three of its former employees and two Directors of the Bank’s customer arising from fictious bank account credits amounting to Ug. Shs. 1,600,000,000 (Uganda Shillings One Billion Six Hundred Million).
  • Acting for Geo Tech Solutions Limited, an infrastructure development company providing geo-technical solutions in the Great Lakes Region covering Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo in a contractual dispute amounting to USD 217,000,000 arising out of a contract for remedial works at Bujagali Hydro Dam.
  • The position of Ugandan labour law in light of Article 27 on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the School of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. (Faculty).
  • Contributor to the Labour Market Regulation and Resolving Insolvency questionnaire Doing Business project World Bank Group 2016.

priscilla

Practice Area:
Real estate and conveyancing, IT and Telecommunications law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Infrastructure Law.


Email: mutebi@engorumutebi.co.ug

Prior to joining the firm, Priscilla was General Counsel at Eaton Towers Uganda, one of the leading tower assets companies in Uganda.  She has successfully negotiated and implemented the sale and leaseback transaction of passive infrastructure from Eaton Towers to Orange and Warid Telecoms. She has amassed a wealth of experience in managing transitions and transfers of passive infrastructure assets in the telecom industry in addition to conducting due diligences and legal audits on passive infrastructure assets subject to transfers. Priscilla is conversant with asset finance, asset backed securities and negotiation of transaction documentation. She also is also a member of the Firms Real estate and conveyancing department.  She is currently the corporation secretary of Huawei Technologies Limited.

  • Master of Business Administration Edinburg Business School, Herriot Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelors of Laws Makerere University, Kampala
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Kampala
  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society
  • Advised Hamilton LLC, a property developer based in Maryland USA on the financing of a real estate project for the construction of apartments in Kololo valued at over USD 5,000, 000.
  • Advised on the Tripartite Vendor Financing Agreement between a regulated Internet and date service provider, Government of Uganda and an insurance company.
  • Advised Mango Fund Inc. a financial and consulting services provider based in USA on its entire set up and subsequent corporate restructuring in Uganda.
  • Advised a regulated Internet Service Provider on its prospective PPP with the Government of Uganda in respect to the digital migration project.
  • Advised Huawei Technologies Limited on the operation and maintenance of the Uganda National Backbone Project in Uganda.

rodney

Practice Area:
Energy and Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Regulation, Petroleum Law, Taxation, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration


Email: golooba@engorumutebi.co.ug

Rodney is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Department.  Rodney has also worked with the Uganda Revenue Authority where has amassed significant experience in taxation of petroleum transactions, corporate taxation, regulation of oil and gas transactions and disputes concerning the state. Rodney also practices in the Firms litigation and dispute resolution department.

  • Master of Laws (Oil and Gas laws) with Distinction University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Bachelors of Laws Makerere University, Kampala
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre Kampala
  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society
  • Part of the team that successfully defended the Government of Uganda in arbitration proceedings initiated by a licensed operator in accordance with the UNICITRAL Rules over the capital gains tax imposed as result of its disposal of oil blocks in Uganda.
  • Part of the team that advised the Government of Uganda on the required policy changes to create a favourable and competitive tax policy environment for the oil and gas industry resulting into the removal of VAT in the upstream stage of oil and gas through deeming provisions in the VAT laws.
  • Advising Tritente Global Energy Group on the taxation aspects relevant to the development of a solar photovoltaic station and a transmission line under the modality of an independent power producer.
  • Represented the Uganda Revenue Authority in the High Court of Uganda in relation to a tax dispute with Tullow Uganda Limited and Tullow Operations PYT Limited over a claim challenging its deregistration from the VAT Register and subsequent imposition of a US $ 87,766,804,727 Value Added Tax claim.
  • Advising and representing the Uganda Revenue Authority in a suit instituted by a licensed operator over a withholding tax assessment of UGX 25,360,420,404.
  • The concept of base erosion and profit shifting: Is the Middle East profit shifting and base erosion in the context of the Ugandan taxation regime presented at the 12th Technical conference for the association of tax authorities of Islamic countries (AITAIC) at the Ritz Carlton in Doha, Quatar.
  • Base erosion and profit shifting and the UN Tax Body processes and the their linkage to national tax related processes presented at the stake holders dialogue on global tax processes and their implications on domestic resource mobilisation organised by Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute.
  • Co Author to the Business and Investment in Uganda guide issued by the International Bureau of Fiscal Development, Amsterdam.
  • Author of a research paper on illicit financial flows in Uganda particularly examining the extent of the legal tax regime in addressing illicit financial flows in Uganda on behalf of the International Justice Network.