KATS was ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners Global Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms in its 2019 Global Legal rankings, released on the 15th February, 2019.
Katende Ssempebwa is honoured to be recognized as a Band 1 Leading Firm. The Publication notes that KATS is a member of the LEX Africa legal network, is a well-established firm held in high esteem for its wide-ranging experience in complex commercial and corporate transactions. The Firm is notably active on prestigious cross-border mandates. Acts for a number of significant clients in the financial, oil and gas, energy and TMT sectors. Additionally involved in commercial litigation for major clients.
An appreciative client highlighted the firm’s “keen understanding of our business and concentration on areas where the firm’s services were most needed.”
“They were good in their response times,” mention other interviewees, adding that after completing the matter the team were “also good with their follow-up.”
Notable practitioners were singled out by Chambers. These include John Katende, who is highly regarded in this market, with interviewees pointing to his “contribution to shaping legal practice over the years.”
Market commentators stated that they hold Professor Edward Fredrick Ssempebwa in high regard: “He commands respect because of the work he’s done over many years.” A skilled litigator, he is also known for his tax expertise.
The Publication noted that clients enjoy working with the esteemed Sim Katende and describe him as “pleasant to deal with and knowledgeable on commercial matters.”
Chambers ranks the lawyers by carrying out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers worldwide. The qualities considered (and which determine rankings) include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.