Edwin M. Mugumya

Edwin M. Mugumya



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    • Makerere University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Honours – 2017
    • Law Development Centre, Diploma in Legal Practice – 2018


    • Uganda Law Society
    • Network for Public Interest Lawyers
    • Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity

    Countries In Which Practiced

    • Uganda



    • Health Rights Litigation Manual (2018) published by NETPIL and available at https://mak.ac.ug
    • The Impact of Digitization on Tax Administration – Thesis submitted to the East African School of Taxation
    • Digital Taxation: What Players in our Economy ought to know – published in The Daily Monitor
    • The Unfinished Business in the Financial Institutions Act, 2004 (amended in 2016) – published in the Makerere Law Journal


    • English
    • Luganda
    • Runyankore-Rukiga

    Edwin is an Associate at the Firm with over 5 years’ experience in myriad practice areas including Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Corporate & Commercial Transactions, Tax & Compliance, Insurance law, Property and Conveyancing, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), Aviation law, Entertainment, Media & Sports, Environment and Social Governance and Construction & Infrastructure.

    Edwin holds a Bachelor’s degree from Makerere University where he served as the 43rd President of the Makerere Law Society and President of the Uganda Law Student’s Society, 2015/16. He was also Editor of the 2016 and 2017 Editions of the Makerere Law Journal, an annual legal publication by the School of Law. He participated in various moot court competitions and subsequently acted as a judge in several national and international moots including the prestigious Jessup Moot Court competition in 2019.

    While at the Law Development Centre in 2018, Edwin was the Editor-in-chief of the inaugural Law Development Centre magazine. He was also part of the team that edited a book by Retired Supreme Court Justice Prof. George W. Kanyeihamba titled, “Unmitigated Humor and Wise cracks of all seasons.”

    Over the years, Edwin has participated in ground-breaking transactions and jurisprudence-setting cases in Uganda, representing some of the biggest multinational companies in the industries of Telecommunications, Banking & Finance, Insurance, Energy, Oil & Gas and Trade.

    At present, he serves as the Youth Councillor – Sheema District (2021-2026) where he sits on the Committee for Works, Water and Natural Resources and also serves as a member on the Board of Governors for one of the Government Schools in the area.

    Sample Matters

    Class Actions

    Commercial Litigation

    Constitutional Litigation

    Technology, Media & Telecom Law

    Corporate & Commercial Transactions

    Aviation Law

    • Part of the team that represented over 900 former workers of National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) in a suit in the High Court of Uganda (Eli Masha Atwooki & 913 Others vs. Attorney General) to recover a sum of over UGX. 49,000,000,000 from the Government of Uganda as their terminal benefits.
    • Represented former workers of the East African Community (who had been compulsorily retired from active service when the Community ceased to function in 1977) in a suit in the High Court of Uganda and the Court of Appeal (Charles Akora & Others vs. Attorney General).
    • Part of the team that represented the Ex-service men and their families in a class action against the Government of Uganda (Eliab Kavuma & 15,000 Others vs. Attorney General).
    • Part of the team representing dfcu Bank Ltd and Bank of Uganda in multi-billion disputes with Meera Investments Ltd, Crane Management Services, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia and other parties, arising from the closure of the defunct Crane Bank Limited by the Bank of Uganda.
    • Part of the team representing ICEA in a million-dollar dispute involving COMESA and Ketan Patel.
    • Representing Jubilee Insurance and Africa Re in a dispute involving AC Yafeng Construction Company over the validity of a performance Guarantee.
    • Successfully represented MUA Insurance Ltd before the Insurance Appeals Tribunal in a dispute involving Agri Exim and in a dispute with Delaware International at the Commercial Court.
    • Part of the team representing Liberty Insurance Ltd in a dispute involving SM Hydro Ltd and VS Hydro Ltd over validity of a performance bond.
    • Successfully represented ATC Uganda Ltd, Uganda’s leading telecommunication infrastructure company in disputes with Regulators, contractors and landlords for instance in, ATC Uganda Ltd vs. KCCA, ATC Uganda Ltd vs. Twed Properties Ltd, among others.
    • Part of the team that represented Airtel in the case of Wissam Fawaz vs. Bharti Airtel Limited which was a dispute arising from the purchase and acquisition of Warid Group’s Telecom operations in Uganda and Congo Brazzaville.
    • Part of the team that successfully represented the Uganda Association of Prosecutors in a matter against the Government of Uganda where the Petitioners sought to challenge the arbitrary disparities and inequities between their salaries, remuneration and other conditions of services as compared to those of other legal professionals in the public sector.
    • Part of the team representing Uganda Law Society (ULS) in a Constitutional Petition against the Attorney General of Uganda seeking to challenge the enactment of Sections 23A, 26A, 26B, 26C and 26D of the Computer Misuse (Amendment Act) 2022 for being in utter contravention of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 (as amended).
    • Part of the team that advised Samsung on the legal aspects of its roll out of the ‘Samsung care plus service’ in Uganda, as well as review of its Terms and Conditions and FAQs.
    • Routinely advises Meta Platforms Inc (formerly Facebook) on various legal matters; personal data breaches, notification and reporting requirements, as well as other risk mitigation and legal compliance requirements in Uganda.
    • Advised Airtel Uganda Ltd on the various aspects of information technology (IT) law and data protection requirements during its initial public offering (IPO).
    • He has also advised several clients on related matters such as: preparation and review of data protection policies, Certification of IT service providers, registrations with the Data Protection Office, conduct of data protection impact assessments, among others.
    • Successfully represented ICEA in a dispute in the High Court involving alleged data security/ protection breaches.
    • Part of the team that advised Airtel Uganda Limited in IPO wherein Bharti Airtel Uganda Holdings BV offered twenty percent (20%) of its shares in the share capital of Airtel Uganda for sale and the subsequent listing of Airtel Uganda’s issued share capital on the Main Investment Market Segment of the Uganda Securities Exchange.
    • Part of the team that advised Badoer Investment Limited in its proposed acquisition of a significant minority stake in ALTX East Africa Ltd – a securities exchange platform in Uganda.
    • Part of the team that advised Agri-Vie Fund II (Pty) on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in Amos Dairies Limited. The transaction involved inter alia; conduct of due diligence on Amos Dairies, advising on the appropriate transaction structure, advising on resolution of a related dispute between the shareholders, drawing and filing of the relevant transaction documents and liaising with the relevant regulators and other Government offices.
    • Routinely advises Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB), a leading financial institution in Northern Africa and based in Tripoli – Libya, which is the majority shareholder in Uganda’s Tropical Bank Limited on various compliance requirements in Uganda as well as representing it in engagements and correspondences with the Government of Uganda, Bank of Uganda and other relevant bodies.
    • Routinely provides legal advisory services to top Airline companies in Uganda including Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways with respect to claims handling, dispute mitigation and legal compliance.
    • Advised Milestone Aviation, the world’s largest helicopter fleet company on various matters regarding aircraft leasing, aircraft registration and marking and airworthiness requirements in Uganda.
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