Chambers Global 2024 ranks KATS as a Band 1 Firm

Katende Ssempebwa and Company Advocates (KATS) was ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners Global Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms in its 2024 Global Legal rankings.

KATS is honored to be recognized in this esteemed publication which states that:

Katende, Ssempebwa & Co is a distinguished local law firm based in Kampala with a long-established presence at the top of the Ugandan legal market. The Firm acts on an impressive range of mandates, from Banking advice and Project Finance to Telecoms investments and Infrastructure development. The practice also has additional notable capabilities in dispute resolution, particularly in Tax and Commercial Litigation, with further areas of strength including Competition Law and IP. It benefits from its membership with the LEX Africa legal network, an alliance comprising law firms from across the continent.

Notable practitioners in the Firm acknowledged by Chambers are:

Co-founding partner John Katende is a seasoned lawyer with a wealth of legal and business experience gathered over his many years of practice. He continues to utilize his knowledge and experience to benefit the firm’s clients.

Co-founding partner Edward Frederick Ssempebwa enjoys a notable reputation in Uganda. Based in Kampala, he has been at the forefront of the country’s legal market for decades and has been actively involved in the development of the country’s legislation.

Band 1 lawyer Sim Katende is a distinguished corporate lawyer based in Kampala, with particularly extensive experience in M&A and capital markets. He has further expertise spanning the Energy, oil and gas and TMT sectors.

Arthur Ssempebwa is highlighted for his experience, being particularly well versed in assisting banks with finance mandates. His client base notably includes banks and other credit institutions.

Alice Namuli Blazevic receives particular recognition for her work in the TMT sector. She is based in Kampala and is also respected for her experience of mandates relating to cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Chambers ranks individual lawyers in their practice area(s) based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client service.